- aMorgan, can I ask you a question?
- bSure, what is it?
- aI was just wondering if many Chinese people take their leftover food home from a restaurant.
- bIn most cities in China, doogie bags are quite uncommon.
- aWhat happen to all the leftover food?
- bIt usually goes to the dump.
- aThat seems like an awful waste! Why don't people order fewer dishes so that they don't have to throw so much away at the end of the meal?
- bOrdering a lot of food at restaurants is just a tradition in China. You know, in the past, people could not afford to eat out like they can today.
- aI guess that makes sense. I just think it would make more sense to take the leftovers home.
- bWell, if you want, you can take the leftovers home.
- aNo, that's OK. You know what they say when in Rome…
- bI was impressed that you tried the pig's feet. I heard that many foreigners don't like to eat them.
- aMany people in my generation don't eat pig's feet, but my parents grew up eating them, so I think they are OK.
- bDid you like them? You could take the last one home with you.
- aThat's OK. I'll try anything once, but sometimes, once is enough!