In South Asia, hosting and feeding guests is a big part of the culture.
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.
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.
After the animal crackers were finished, it was clear the children were still hungry.
“If I were in that position I would have instantaneously whipped up a quick meal for the kids or ordered some pizzas.”