Much of the 3rd world (not just limited to Middle East, although I see it in spades there) has the attitude - if you are giving something for free, I will take it. As much as I can. All of it.
Reciprocity is of absolutely no concern, because I don’t know you, you are not in my circle of family, or people to whom I am indebted or who have power over me.
That is so sad on so many levels.
“....anything they can get for free.....”
I didn’t realize Moooochelle was from the ME. Ya’ learn something every day.
Hmm... valid point.
I know that restaurant, it’s a beautiful area. I suppose that’s the difference between us and them, I would never want to take up prime space without at least ordering a drink or tacos or something, especially if I was going to be there a while.
But you are right, if it’s free, they will take it, and as much of it as you will continue to give.
At a restaurant like that, the chips aren’t free. They are provided without charge to customers who are there to drink or dine. It is a conditional arrangement as a legal matter. I wish Rudy had called the local policia and put them in the mexican jail.