Paid PostPosted on May 18, 201711 Warning Signs That You’re About To Attend A Very Bad BBQSummer's too short to waste time at a calamitous cookout. Look out for these signs and pick up some of the President's Choice Summer Insiders products and you'll be OK.by President's ChoiceBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The party "starts" two hours before the grilling does. Beer5020 / Getty Images Just as nobody shows up at the start time, no one breaks out the burgers at grilling start time. Kinda makes you wonder why we even schedule things in the first place. 2. You wouldn't trust the host with a lighter... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Talkback Thames / Via welcometoyouredoom.tumblr.com ...let alone an open pit of flames. 3. That's if they even have a grill at all. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 10 by 10 Entertainment / Via reactiongifs.com Remember the time they tried to bake cookies in the microwave? 4. The host said they'll buy all of the food... Quanthem / Getty Images ...so they can make sure it all fits into their very strict "flavour-free" fad diet. 5. You can't smell food on the grill as you approach the BBQ. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ihkdotgif / Via ihkdotgif.tumblr.com If you don't catch a whiff of something on the barbie (shrimp or otherwise), your host is fashionably late with the eats. 6. Your host is pouring lighter fluid on the grill like they're trying to douse a flame, not start one. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Gracie Films / Via 4thegrill.com There will be light...eventually. And a lot of it. Oh, and burnt brats. 7. There won't be any dogs in attendance. Simone Becchetti / Getty Images You can't pet a hot dog. Well, you can, but that's creepy. 8. The host is more likely to focus on curating a 🔥 playlist... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF zevzekadam / Via zevzekadam.com ...than making sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked. 9. Or finding a half-decent speaker to use. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Horizon Television / Via giphy.com Cups are for drinking, not making speakers out of. 10. There's plenty of beer... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Touchstone Television / Via giphy.com ...but none of it has been put on ice yet. There's a time and a place for warm beer, but— wait, no there isn't. 11. You weren't invited. By the host OR a guest. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF HBO Entertainment / Via giphy.com Even the best BBQ will be a rough one if you're not wanted. Think you might be headed to a bad BBQ? Save the day with your favourite President's Choice products!