Wasteful Business Lunches https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches Wasteful Business Lunches - GoKunming Forum Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:06:50 +0800 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by AlexKMG https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28204 What in Chinese culture changes so that food is ordered to be wasted when one or two businessmen order lunch at a restaurant?

Today I went to order takeout at a restaurant. Yet again, I…
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:38:13 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28204
Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by Tonyaod https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28206 It's all about face, @AlexKMG. Especially at a business function, you want to show your sincerity and wealth but being a gracious host. A business meal in China is not about the food but an… Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:04:33 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28206 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by AlexKMG https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28208 Yeah I kind of assumed it was the face thing. I am more interested in the mechanics of when and how the idea of ordering food becomes twisted that way. Do they learn it from… Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:23:58 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28208 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by froggy https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28209 not just men, eating in ordinary restaurants in Beijing I've seen tiny skinny women ordering 5 and 6 dishes, and not even finishing half of it, such a… Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:36:58 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28209 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by gbtexdoc https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28235 I guess 面子 and 关系 trump… Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:08:00 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28235 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by tigertiger - moderator https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28243 The culture of giving face through extravagance is probably learnt at home. You see this extravagance at festivals where there is almost no limit on the number of dishes prepared. However, at home the dishes… Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:00:33 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28243 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by Magnifico https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28252 Wait a minute. Didn't westerners invent wastefulness and excess?
I have a pop quiz. how many bathrooms does the mansion of [fill in the blank with name of any rap star] have?…
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Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by gbtexdoc https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28272 I've been taken to long, lavish, and well lubricated lunches in big US cities in days past when someone was trying to curry favor. The wasteful business lunch is certainly not exclusive to China.… Fri, 06 Jul 2012 09:12:10 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28272 Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by AlexKMG https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28273 @GBTEXDOC
Was the food mostly eaten or mostly wasted at those business lunches in the US? I seem to recall you ate at least half the food in the West, unless you were on a…
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:19:43 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28273
Wasteful Business Lunches - Post by gbtexdoc https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28276 No doubt about those business lunches being more wasteful here from what I've seen. A few times I've felt like walking over with an empty bowl and asking if I could please have some. Would… Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:16:39 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/6435/wasteful-business-lunches?page=3#post-28276