Track #5 –
What? No Rice?
In Surabaya we were having a day-long meeting with our foreign partners from the UK. Around 11am we got hungry and ordered a take-away burgers and cokes from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Then we continued the meeting after our meal. At 1 pm we called KFC again to deliver rice and fried chicken for lunch.
When the food came, we (the Indonesians) ate and asked our friends to join us. They said that they had already had their lunch and were full. When we asked when they had had their lunch, they said, ‘When we ate the burgers!’ Oh dear, we forgot they were not Indonesians. For Indonesians, lunch is rice and not burgers. Fortunately, they respected us and really appreciated our kindness. They ate the meal too but only the fried chicken, not the rice!