26 November 2008

Thanksgiving Plans update

So I just talked to one of the Mongolian students who told me that they are going to WI to visit one of their cousins. I kindly informed them that when a family plans to feed them a big meal and have them over for a few days, that its offensive to cancel plans just before hand.

Ryan just called and one of the girls had sent him a text message at 420pm. We have a bunch of food we're preparing and we're looking forward to having them in our home. Now, we'll have a bunch of food and hang out with my parents which will also be nice. I know there's a big cultural difference but its difficult to not be upset at their decision.


Fantastagirl said...

I'll say it - OUCH!

Think of it this way - you will have many left-overs and it will provide many future meals for your family.

Ashley said...

I would be pissed - and I would let them know it (in an appropriate way). Sure, it may be a cultural difference, but you can still tell them that they are hurting your feelings. If you don't tell them, they won't learn how Americans react to such a thing!