Women, Spoon, Culture – Simple Broth

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I studied the German language with a dynamite petite woman from Austria. Frau Teacher, whose name I no longer recall, taught her native tongue, and she shared with us the cultures of Germany and Austria. She narrated a story whose moral continues to resonate.

Women, Spoon, Culture – Simple Broth – there are many variations of broth recipes

“When I first came to the USA, a male American colleague and I went out together. We arrived at a closed door. He opened it and stood there. I stood there looking at him and waiting. He silently remained unmoving, continued waiting, and looking at me. Neither of us moved nor said a word.”

A student asked, “Why didn’t you go through the door? He was holding it open for you to walk through.”

Frau Teacher replied, “Because I was waiting for him to go through the door first.”

Someone asked, “But why? He was holding the door open for you. He was being respectful. You are a woman and you are supposed to go through the door first.”

Our Frau Teacher said, “I understand that now, but where I come from, it is the man who goes through the door first.”

Women, Spoon, Culture - Simple Broth – some ingredients are found in your refrigerator

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