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The meatball no-shows

When dinner plans are canceled at the last minute, plus how to silence car alarms.

By Robin Abrahams
October 11, 2009

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Recently my husband and I invited neighbors over for dinner -- very informal, just spaghetti and meatballs. Fifteen minutes before dinner, the husband called and said that unexpected company had arrived about an hour earlier, and they felt compelled to stay home and get a pizza for their guests, who didn’t look to be leaving any time soon. My husband ... (Full article: 695 words)

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