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Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Volkswagen90: 6:28pm On Sep 17
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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by duro4chang(m): 6:41pm On Sep 17
I cannot do that o. As you are bringing the food na so I go stretch my two hands and collect am. I no dey joke with my privilege.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Bornsinner7: 6:43pm On Sep 17
I will gladly take back my food.. a mudu of beans is 1000naira now..

Person give you food for this economy you dey pretend not to see.. may amadioha not allow hunger be the cause of your death

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by wunmi590(m): 6:43pm On Sep 17
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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by OlawaleBammie(m): 7:05pm On Sep 17
We will pretend as if we didn't know he's bringing some menus menus for us grin grin

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Bobbyjay001(m): 7:30pm On Sep 17
Ayam 1000000% guilty of this.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Richy4(m): 8:38pm On Sep 17

Who serves food from the back ... What about putting it on centre table or dinning table and call the person to come and eat.. obviously the person is watching an interesting program on TV..

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Magnoliaa(f): 9:32pm On Sep 17
Lol. I can relate. cheesy I do it as well sometimes and I think it's something my parents have subconsciously instilled in me, as a courtesy gesture. I don't know if it's right or wrong sha. You don't want to appear like a wild and famished animal, or that you only came to their place to eat (their) food. You no eat before leaving your house? And it depends on the kind of meeting too.

After I have initially, but 'politely' ignored the offer, I'll acknowledge and put it down beside me or on the table first, then ignore again for another round grin grin and the host will be like, 'eat your food; you haven't started eating?' 'Oh, I will eat, ma... it's hot, it's this, my stomach...This movie...' and I'll go back to watching the TV, genuinely, though. There are even some guests that will come to your house and NOT touch any of the drinks or meats you put before them. I always pray for that sha, na that one dey sweet me, because I know I'll get to deal with them later. cheesy After all, if the guests had eaten it, it won't be there anymore, so mummy, let me eat it.

It depends on different social cues sha, but as a norm, you're not going to your guest's house to eat. I mean, eating, as in your main meal and such. The food is a refreshment added to the main reason for the gathering's purpose.

It's courtesy for you to offer, it's courtesy for you to decline. Exceptions apply though.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Sonnobax15(m): 9:32pm On Sep 17
cheesy
Forming like say you be senior man no be bad thing...Even tho if you are hungry self,no rush collect the food.... Behave like someone who had got some courtesy cheesy.

I used to have a friend back then whose mom was always fond of dishing meals for me whenever I visited their place....And I was always fond of pretending,but my guy momsy was already used to the system....So most times,she go just ask me like--"obax,you wor carry the food go house abi you go eat am for here". And you can guess what I usually give as my reply grin. "Momsy,abeg dish am for takeaway for me". Las las,I go carry am go house go tear am Apart tongue

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by chatinent: 9:41pm On Sep 17
And the uncle don swallow spittle like two hundred times o.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Mercychen(f): 9:56pm On Sep 17
See all those ones above me. Lol grin
It even gives you away when you try to pretend. So be yourself.

For me it depends where I am.

If it's at a friends' that eats at my place. It's inside your kitchen I'll tanda till the food don and I'll be the one to tell you how to put the food for me. But if I'm not free with you, I will reject the food and no matter how tempting it is, I'll never be moved.

The only place I can even do such is at parties where I know I should comport myself.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by ForestHill: 10:25pm On Sep 17
Is not about pretending is all about personality

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by InTheCloudySky(f): 4:18am On Sep 18
Lol

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by alignacademy(m): 4:46am On Sep 18
Think it's more of an African courtesy thing

Our forefathers taught us some good manners

Isn't this better than the alternative of breathlessly gasping for whatever you're offered, as if one hasn't seen food for DAYS?

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by lasisi69: 5:21am On Sep 18
It's courtesy... People treat you the way you carry yourself undecided... Depends also, on the kind of visit ; formal or informal

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by FalseProphet1(m): 5:21am On Sep 18
It's called self respect, everyone is hungry but you have to respect yourself so as to accord respect by your hosts.

This I have seen.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Parashooter: 5:22am On Sep 18
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by suffering: 5:23am On Sep 18
More food for me.

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Abaman001(m): 5:23am On Sep 18
It's called self respect and has nothing to do with being hungry or not, you don't expect
first timer to start rushing food like a fish.....

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Emeskhalifa(m): 5:24am On Sep 18
Lols na me be dis grin

My own worse even if I go my woman house she bring food i still dey do this thing wen deep inside hunger wan finish me. But if she come my side na two two hand she dey use eat without shame

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by olu77(m): 5:24am On Sep 18
This must be throwback pictures, this is only possible during Jonathan era. I don't know anybody that will do this in 2021 if you think I am lying ask FFK

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by LOVEGINO(m): 5:24am On Sep 18
Thats how to identify a pretender! Killers!!!
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by omoyankee3(m): 5:24am On Sep 18
If shame catch face, hunger go catch bele
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by beautyhd: 5:24am On Sep 18
They are not serious, better visitors will be the ones to ask for food

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by allanphash7(m): 5:24am On Sep 18
Them never listen to Fela song before ni





Tittled “ I no be gentle man”

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by jimmyolasun: 5:25am On Sep 18
Naa when we small we dey pretend, but as we Don grow old now and economy don show us what's up, naa we dey ask wetin dey available.. even if I come to your house as first timer, naa style I go use abuse you shey you no go do me alejo

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by ugodson(m): 5:26am On Sep 18
Is not that. For me naturally I don't really eat outside I mean people's houses for the first time except if we have discussed through the phone on what I will be expecting.


I hope you get the point now

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Dozie32(m): 5:26am On Sep 18
Na so e suppose be na, Abi you want call me longer throat? cheesy

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by free2ryhme: 5:26am On Sep 18
Volkswagen90:
Some

courtesy demands it

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Ofunaofu: 5:27am On Sep 18
grin


I can relate to the feeling

But it's courtesy
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by AgroSeeds: 5:29am On Sep 18
Packaging cheesy
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by tafabaloo(m): 5:30am On Sep 18
The hunger neva reach tipping point.

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