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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by frozen70(f): 11:20am On Sep 18
They are actually hungry but they just want to respect themselves being that, they are visitors
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Longman8: 11:48am On Sep 18
Just as u dont enjoying standing with one leg. It is simple.
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Liutay(m): 11:49am On Sep 18
Because first impression matters and you wouldn't want to come off as someone who's hungry or who came to visit for the sole purpose of getting a meal
The human mind can get funny at times...I mean who'd blame you or think you are a glutton for eating at the first visit? But in your head you'd think so
Wheew

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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by bakesntakes(m): 11:55am On Sep 18
It's called courtesy
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by dodoatirice: 12:22pm On Sep 18
“Unawares” in a nutshell!
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by lascos912(m): 12:58pm On Sep 18
I will pretend as if i don't know they are bringing the food
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Red7ven: 1:26pm On Sep 18
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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by GeneralKoko(m): 1:57pm On Sep 18
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Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by gentleibraheem(m): 2:08pm On Sep 18
One Nigerian culture I'm yet to adopt walai
You need to say Bismillah even when you dont intend to share.
Or Alhamdulillahi to bismillahs even when hunger want kill you. cheesy cheesy
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by Adsensegirl(f): 3:16pm On Sep 18
dodoatirice:
“Unawares” in a nutshell!

Bros come and continue your story na. Make we fry eggs for you first??
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by lorenzmond(m): 3:53pm On Sep 18
Nwanne I bụ onye akpịrị ogologo ooo.


Afọ m ooo
igbowoman:
By God's grace I lack nothing more so food.
I am a picky eater so I don't eat just anything I am served. I dont go hungry to visit people either
My preferred kola is a plate of fried beef and a chilled coke grin grin
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by caandi(f): 4:50pm On Sep 18
It depends on where you find yourself. If you’re in a family friend or a siblings house you can eat as you like, but if you’re in a far relation house or just an acquaintance or a formal visitation then you need to be civil. Etiquettes suggest that you don’t have to rush the food like a hungry infested animal. You eat to your minimal satisfaction and if you don’t want to eat reject the food politely. I for one don’t like eating at people houses , food cooked outside irritates me.
Re: Why Do First-Time Visitors Act Like They Are Not Hungry When They Are? by kushercain: 5:05pm On Sep 18
Magnoliaa:
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.

Funny chick grin

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