“Children who ask are getting passed over.”
I can still hear my mother saying it…..
And then I came to Ghana for the first time in 2001. My hostess always asked for bread and kids would say “Give me pen/balloon/food/money.
Wow, how rude I thought those kids were and pfff why did I always have to bring a loaf of bread?
Until I understood a long time later that when the children here don’t ask, they are actually passed over. On top of that, in the local language there is not really a phrase like Can I have and in Ghana it is absolutely not rude to ask.
And by now, I also ask my colleague for a loaf of bread when she travels, because that is a custom here:)