Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Cuttlefish Quiz

"When in Asia"- Etiquette 101 - The Cuttlefish Quiz

The Question: You're standing in front of a fish tank at your In-laws when your Mother-in-law offers you an open bag. The writing on the bag reads "Dried Cuttlefish" and a strong fishy odor is wafting from the bag.

Option 1. Take "Dried Cuttlefish" and assume that she meant for you to feed the fish with it and drop it in the fish tank.
But, if you were supposed to eat the dried cuttlefish...well, that would be embarrassing, and you'd have to clean out the fish tank...

Option 2. Take "Dried Cuttlefish" and assume that she meant for you to eat it.
But, if you find out that you just ingested fish food...well, that would be even more embarrassing and potentially nauseating...

Option 3. (say it with me together now) "No, thank you" with appropriate hand gestures to indicate you are avoiding the bag and all the potential embarrassment crisises it carries.

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