You are throwing a small Sunday brunch for some friends of your husband's and their families. It is an extremely casual affair--bagels, lox, some bloody Marys if you happen to have the ingredients on hand to make them. You don't know these friends particularly well, but you feel generally positive toward them, and you're excited that they're bringing their kids, which will give your kids someone to play with. Huzzah.
The friends arrive with their 3 year old daughter carrying an open, full size bag of Goldfish. Now, you are a fan of Goldfish, but owing to their capacity to crumble and scatter, you give them to your own kids a handful at a time that are consumed primarily at the kitchen table.
Within moments, the Goldfish are spilling out of the bag and onto the floor where they are being ground into your carpet as the kids scurry to play with one another. The child's mother appears to notice this, but makes no move to pick up the renegade Goldfish or suggest her daughter be more careful with the bag. You are looking askance at the whole situation when the child's mother catches your expression: "You know how it is at the holidays, all the rules go out the window!"
A) Say, "Not the rules of common decency, I hope!"
B) Laugh collegially and say, "Well, I'm the stick in the mud enforcing the rules in this house--no Goldfish in the living room!"
C) Suggest the child share her Goldfish with your kids and offer them bowls in which to keep their 'fish at the kitchen table.
D) Say nothing and alternately seethe and attempt to pick up Goldfish before they are ground into the carpet.
E) Pour yourself a bloody Mary and worry about the mess later.