I honestly think they compartmentalize so well, it just isn't a big deal to them to "go eat dinner". It literally means nothing to them. A person to chat with while you eat.
Or, he was trying to look good in front of the boys? As look as it looks like he is trying to be nice…then he is the nice guy.
Whatever. Nothing surprises me with the Cousin Eddies of the world.
I can just imagine the look on your face when you heard that little gem!