Of treats

The biggest “cultural difference” I find between India and the United States of America is in the way achievements, and birthdays are celebrated by friends. In India, if one gets a job, an internship, or if it is one’s birthday, then friends expect the person to treat them by buying them food in a nice expensive restaurant. On the other hand, in the United States, the birthday boy/girl gets a treat from his/her friends on their birthday! Isn’t that cool?

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4 thoughts on “Of treats

  1. one student from my lab invited all his friends to a bar nearby our campus after he cleared one of the most important exams. after the party was over, he asked everyone to pay for what they drank, and everyone did pay without a murmer!!! that was my first experience of a “cultural shock”.

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