Sunday, 9 October 2011

Table etiquette

During breakfast one morning Pak Surachmad struck up a conversation about table etiquette and we established the following things that I thought I would share with you;
  • Slurping food or drink at the table is considered rude in Indonesia and England.
  • Picking your teeth at the table is considered rude in Indonesia and England unless you cover your mouth and use a toothpick.
  • Spitting at the table is considered rude in Indonesia and England, but spitting when not at the table is ok in Indonesia - in England spitting is always considered to be rude and dirty.
  • Burping at the table is considered rude in England, but only loud burping is considered rude in Indonesia - a casual low volume burp is ok, perhaps showing appreciation of the meal you have just consumed.
  • Farting at the table is considered rude in Indonesia and England.

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