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when someone visits you at your home **EDIT** ETA, Why I'm asking

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and you want to give them some sort of refreshment, do you just bring it to them or do you offer it to them first?

**EDIT**
the reason I'm asking is that apparently in my culture it's rude to offer someone something when they visit. It is said u're just supposed to bring them whatever it is. I only found this out recently. Growing up, my mum would always offer first and that's what I do now.

I know it's my culture but this is completely weird imo. What do you think?
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by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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Nikkij-j
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM

 I always ask if they want something and let them know what we have.  I couldn't imagine bringing a guest a drink and they don't even like it or want it.  Or vice versa.  I am a picky drinker.  Someone brings me tea and it will just be a huge waste of liquid.  lol

theresaphilly
by Theresa on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM


Quoting LuvCoopins:

Offer and tell them what we have.


Tyrneathem
by Bronze Member on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Guests are offered from a selection... family knows where the fridges are and what's in each.

 

Mommy2_two
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I offer first. I mean what if they don't want water, tea, or whatever else I have.

GinasMommy412
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Offer

LuvCoopins
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM
Yeah it is weird because what if they don't like what u bring them? lol

Quoting mai_sindi:

and you want to give them some sort of refreshment, do you just bring it to them or do you offer it to them first?



**EDIT**

the reason I'm asking is that apparently in my culture it's rude to offer someone something when they visit. It is said u're just supposed to bring them whatever it is. I only found this out recently. Growing up, my mum would always offer first and that's what I do now.



I know it's my culture but this is completely weird imo. What do you think?
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NananRaysmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Haha...I wait till they ask! I don't have people over much...I would perfer never!
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mstricey
by Platinum Member on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Offer... Usually I only have water or almond milk but i still offer
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EsmeVincent
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM
I will always ask if they would like something and then tell them what I have
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butterflyinky
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I always offer

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