- If you go to a dawat they have to have two dozen dishes on the table when it should be quite obvious that no normal human being can eat and or enjoy so many dishes at one time. And anyway, isn't that a terrible waste of food???
- On the other hand, another unwritten law is that as a guest you must refuse any thing that you are offered several times before you concede to your hosts requests, "kuch lijiye na(please take something)". And when you do so you are only supposed to eat very small portions, otherwise God forbid others will think that you never get to eat nice food at home. (Then what is the point of making so many dishes in the first place?)
The above things tick me off no end. It seems everything that we do socially has a certain degree of superficiality about it.