Can't speak for anyone else, but my wife never goes to meetings or events or runs. She doesn't like wheeling nor talking about trucks, and really doesn't like trucks in general, so its just me when I can make anything. Work has been crazy for the last few years so I haven't done much.
Didn't quite understand the issue with the lunch? Are you saying its a bad plan? I always liked that, and no, its not an every run thing. Its an annual thing for the Snow run in January, and occasionally has happened on other runs, but its not every run.
Baby Beast 2- 1999 4Runner SR5
Baby Beast -1987 4Runner SR5-Gone, but not forgotten