Entertainment, the best way to describe the activity entailing the consumption of food or beverages and may involve physical exertion. There are myriad varieties of the same, ranging from a simple family dinner to a full-blown convention to the exclusion of the home. A well-planned and executed event can be as gratifying as it is unwelcoming. One of the most enjoyable aspects of a gathering is catching up with old friends and making new ones. Besides the obligatory social interaction, a quality evening out can help a tad deflate the post office mail. The most notable benefit is that it also spawns a plethora of merriment, most likely of the non-mattering kind, and is a welcome antidote to the dreaded post office run.