Friendship Cookie

4 Apr


In some cultures around the world it’s considered rude when you don’t accept food from your friends or neighbors. When you choose to accept, and not simply say ‘no thanks’ or ‘i’ll pass’ you are being respectful.

What is your new neighbor going to take away from the experience if you accept? Most importantly what will kids learn by accepting something they’re not typically accustomed to? 

I’ve posted a picture of the cookies the new neighbor offered us. Of course they appear nothing like the ones we buy at the local grocery stores. My kids knew better than to refuse them point blank and they did eventually try them out too.

Sometimes the man brings leftover pizza. Judging by his smiling face, seems to him sharing leftover pizza with family or friends is the same as sharing with entirely new neighbors. My caucasian neighbor offered us leftover doughnuts some years ago, and she had an equal amount of enthusiasm.  I’ve gone back (Krispy Creme) for more doughnuts ever since.

There’s more to sharing a few things with neighbors or new friends. For example, did you know you can watch the doughnut being processed from beginning to end at Krispy Creme?


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