Have you ever been in a situation where you’re out to dinner with friends or family and you simply can’t finish your meal? In many cultures, it’s considered impolite to ask for a doggy bag to take the leftovers home. But why is this the case?
In some cultures, it’s seen as wasteful to leave food behind. In a time when many people struggle to put food on the table, it’s disrespectful to not finish everything on your plate. Additionally, in some cultures, it’s also viewed as a sign of wealth and excess to be able to take leftovers home.