25. Local Customs

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A: Come inside and meet my family.

B: How should I greet them?

A: They will probably want to hug you.

B: That's a little awkward.

A: It's just part of their culture.

B: Anything else I should prepare myself for before going in?

A: You should accept something to eat or drink even if you are not hungry or thirsty.

B: Is that part of the custom?

A: Yes. If you refuse, it is considered very rude.

B: I don't want to disrespect your family.

A: You'd better not disrespect them.

B: Don't worry, I'll do you a solid.