South Asian Family Confused With Lack Of Food At North American Parties

Lavish Hosting in South Asia

In South Asia, hosting and feeding guests is a big part of the culture. 

Different Expectations in North America

Lea’s family attended a pool party where only a small platter of kebabs and bread was served, and later, animal crackers and toast when the children became hungry. 

Children Got Hungry

Towards the evening the hostess told her husband that she heard one of the kids complaining to his mom about a stomach ache because he’s hungry and suggested that they order some food. 

Still Hungry

After the animal crackers were finished, it was clear the children were still hungry.  

Confused By Stinginess

“If I were in that position I would have instantaneously whipped up a quick meal for the kids or ordered some pizzas.” 

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