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When folks come to visit us I plan the meals.  I will either plan what to cook or when we go out to eat and usually where we're going.  Otherwise we'll be sitting around twiddling our thumbs until midnight.  When we go and visit family I usually leave it to them but if it's running late and my kids are hungry I will make them something to eat, they will not be made to wait for dinner and get crabby because the others can't get their act together in a reasonable amount of time.  Same thing with doing stuff, we will tell people that today we're doing X,Y, and Z and they're more than welcome to come with us, we're leaving at B time.  Been burned one too many times with waiting around until people finally made up their mind and got their butts in gear.  My vacation time is too precious for that baloney.