Be a Responsible
Probably the worst party host ever was a man named Phillip Vandamm. His first egregious misstep was choosing the wrong guest of honor an ad executive named Roger Thornhill, mistaken to be a spy named George Kaplan. Second faux pas was having that wrong guest of honor kidnapped and forced to come to the party – Martha Stewart would never approve.
Then Vandamm totally interrogated his guest, asking several pointing and accusatory questions and getting nowhere. Concomitantly, he somehow forced the guest to drink bourbon – a whole lot of bourbon. Once completely inebriated, Vandamm then saw to it that his party guest was physically placed behind the wheel of a stolen convertible.
Just to be thorough, Vandamm sent his guest down a dangerously winding road, careening out of control along the edges of high cliffs steeply towering above the ocean. Somehow making it to the bottom of the mountain, guest finally had a run-in with the police – where he was no doubt arrested for drunk driving.
What say you? Worst host ever? By now you may recognize this story as the plot of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films – North By Northwest, starring Cary Grant.