Mrs. Oleson seems intent on Nellie and Almanzo having a private dinner on Sunday night when the restaurant is closed ("just the two of you," she says). Yet, at what would have been the very beginning of the meal, as Almanzo is running out, Mr. and Mrs. Oleson show up at the restaurant, dressed up, as if to join them. This makes little sense.
Reply: It does indeed contradict what Mrs. Oleson said before, but you know how she is. Anyone who knows her knows that she wouldn't pass up the chance to stick her nose in her daughter's potential new romantic relationship.