Unformatted text preview: sits on the farthest side of the table from the door, and that there is traditionally only one person who orders for everyone and all the dishes are shared. Also, the way waitresses interact with customers is completely different from the United States. In the U.S., tipping is a common practice however, in China, tipping is rare. At this cultural lunch, we were expected to pay the bill before all the food is delivered, and once we had received all the food the waitress did not come back to check on our table. In the U.S. the bill is usually paid last and the waitress frequently checks on the table....
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- Spring '08
- Anthropology, American food, Laura Hyde Field, culture class field