19 Nov 2008
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - Egypt
I can't show you these pictures without any explanations. Since the Soviet Union has split appart and is now composed of different little countries, people are allowed to travel since the borders are open. Unfortunately nobody had told them how a civilized person should behave in a hotel. Because they had to line up for everything in their lives, and fight for food and clothes it still is so much ankered in them that they do it outside their country too.
Every morning and evening you can see a long line of more or less pushing people who almost jump in the plates and as nobody had told them that they can go several times to serve themselves they put everything on the same plate from starters over the main plate to the dessert or they put everything on the table from beginning til end and then they gobble down.
We the western people look at them with disgust and can't believe it ! When a group of "Eastern" people is in the hotel, you have to ask for little coffee spoons because otherwise they steal it and even for the butter because they take it too.
But money is money and Egypt lives mostly from tourists.
These are pictures "how to get your dessert" (some people took first the dessert and then lined up for the menu) or they put all together on one plate.