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I'm not much help, but I had a problem when I was playing Hot Date that
if the sims on a date had a 3 course meal, only the first course would
be served, they would eat that but the plates were never taken away, so
the remaining courses never arrived, meanwhile my sims would be stuck
waiting for a meal, while their needs drifted ever lower and lower...
Meanwhile all the townies would have their 3 course meals and head off
to dance till dawn.