Serious question, and this is coming from an ABC. My grandparents and family, along with everyone else I interact with in Asia seem to, almost universally, talk while food is in their mouths. It’s kinda gross to me, but wondering if it’s just a culture thing, or efficiency thing. And it’s not like any of them are low class; there’s money in the family but I can’t figure out why this isn’t gross in other cultures.
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- Microsoft / EngbabaisyouEveryone else you interacted in Asia... how many people have you actually interacted with? Generalizing a bit much?
- That’s because companies like Apple started interviewing candidates during lunch. Last time I was onsite for an interview at Apple, the guy who took me to your crowded and noisy cafeteria asked me technical questions while I had food in my mouth. Freaking geeks!! In my 18 years of working in hi tech only two companies did that: Nvidia and Apple! I guess that’s the new culture in hi tech to talk while eating.
- Oracle 🔴vs🔷It’s a cultural thing. I didn’t know it was rude until a white guy told me it was in high school. I go on a lot of dinner dates and I find it hard not to talk with food in my mouth because I want to talk but I don’t want my food to get cold so now I still talk sometimes and just cover my mouth with my napkin. Asians love food and gathering over food so idk how on can manage to talk a lot and still eat. Seems more efficient to do both at the same time.