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Discussion in 'H4 Indian Ladies' started by arthy999, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. arthy999

    arthy999 New IL'ite

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    if your elderly parents or inlaws are here in a visit to US...
    and if you take them to restaurants.,..
    would you let them eat in hand or request them to eat in spoons..
    basically, do you teach them any basic eating habits or just let them be it..
     
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  2. radsahana

    radsahana Silver IL'ite

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    hey arthy999

    Dont worry on teaching them etiquetes in restaurant. Let them be on their won, let them eat they way they enjoy. They themselve will be nervous intitally being here and going to restaurant. Just make them calm, by your pep talk and soothing words.

    Firstly for whom you are worried, for the onlookers, passing or not passing comments, who are they,

    1. did they come running, if you have problem, to help you,
    2. Did they teach you ABCD when u were kid,
    3. Did they prayed for you when you were sick

    Like this the list can go on.

    You can help your parents, by telling them that they can use tissues, if they feel their hand is too smudged, but dont bother, even if they get little messed up.

    beleive me, they will be grateful that you have not tried or forced them to use forks.
     
  3. Padmini

    Padmini IL Hall of Fame

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    Rightly said rad. Why should we make a great fuss about it? When I was in US, in restaurants I ate with my hands only. My daughter and SIL never said anything. Only thing is we have to wipe our hands by the tissues before we get another thing in another plate. To ensure nothing fall from our hands in the dishes. So if you tell them this only they will fallow. take it easy and enjoy!!!
    with love
    pad
     

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