I decided to spend this past Christmas with one of my cousin’s, because I haven’t seen them in about two years. So I figured I could surprise them last year. It was really good and I enjoyed myself, but when I got home, I had my Christmas gift waiting for me.
In my culture, whenever you see an elderly person or you are given a gift from them, it is customary that the ladies kneel down to show appreciation or greeting, while the men were to prostrate. Well, we have certainly been living in England for a while now so we, the young ones tend to forget our tradition. It’s bad!
So opening the gift that was given to me from my mother and her sister, I just said thank you so much and began to walk away, when my mother’s sister called me back and said the words ‘familiarity breeds’ contempt’ and I should thank them the traditional way, which I did.