In the olden days, our house was the venue for the Christmas reunion of my wife’s family. The order of the day was potluck. Fine. However, we had to hire people to serve the food and clean up the mess. After some years, my wife and I decided to spend more in exchange for the convenience. We had the food catered that comes with food servers in uniform who also do the cleaning up. There is nothing left for washing unlike before when we had to wash the big plates, POTS AND PANS. Fortunately, some years back, the venue of that Christmas reunion was moved to my wife’s sister’s house. Now it was back to potluck but we have no worry because we just leave after the celebration. The burden of the occasion is on my sister-in-law.