We’re having a bit of cultural negotiation going on in the villa, as the Hondurans have taken over Gloria’s kitchen in order to cook various Honduran specialties that they want us to try. We expected the two young men but not mama, who is clearly here to cook. Sandra, with whom I reconnected at the pool yesterday, was amused and immediately pegged the difference in cultural expectation. She said they often invite someone for dinner and six arrive. On the one side, seven is a welcome multiple in terms of hospitality. On the other side, it may be perceived differently especially if you have something like steak planned for dinner and the meal does not so easily expand.
Gloria is coping graciously. 🙂 Those of you who know Gloria Queen of the Kitchen are free to smile and roll your eyes.