Ok, so in the other thread a lot of people are claiming it's rude or weird to ask people to chip in a few dollars when coming for dinner, for me and my group of mates, this is standard.
Most people bring a plate when going to someone's house for a BBQ or dinner so why is it any different saying, 'no I will provide everything if you don't mind chucking in a few dollars'. To us it saves the hassle of people bringing the same thing, working out who brings what and as most of my mates are male and I love cooking it works ideal.
So what are you're thoughts? Is it really that strange?