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Why do Argentines finish eating and don't get up from the table? Know the reasons for this classic ritual.
two, five or fifteen; the number you want, but never alone. The table is based on sharing a nice moment with others. Are you alone eating dessert? Then call someone you love and start chatting about life.
The table can be round, square or rectangular. There may or may not be tablecloths, coasters and bread baskets. But what is a necessary condition to start the table (oh, how serious!) is that the dishes still rest on the table, as witnesses to the countless anecdotes and jokes of the protagonists. As the conversations move forward, some generous diners will pick them up and start washing while the rest keeps him company.
The number of parallel conversations on a desktop is proportional to the number of participants. The linear logic of the discourse will vanish and, on the contrary, the interlocutor who put the most enthusiasm in his account will prevail. At the table, an atmosphere is created in which everyone feels comfortable and shares their thoughts. If you insist a little, who tells you that maybe even the pets will answer you.
It's 22.45 on a Thursday and a group of friends finish eating a roast. Over the next two hours, at the same table, we will have a monologue about Juana's working day, an analysis of the growth of the Nigerian film industry by Javier and, as always, a review of the time Sofia stumbled and fell into the pool (in winter) at her in-law's house. As we anticipated, a little bit of everything.
If the meal was accompanied with a tube of red or a very fresh blonde (jargon to refer to red wine and beer), then simply continue with the same ritual. Now, if the meat with salad was hydrated by a glass of water, when removing the dishes it is important to uncork with the drink that most pleases them and celebrate for a new opportunity to get together.
No matter how many hours it has lasted, the table would never seem to have a real closure, almost as if we were making an eternal loop of a song. It is that we will always stay wanting to continue chatting a while longer so kiss on the cheek (in case you didn't know it yet, here we give a lot of kisses) and “we keep talking tomorrow”.
Publication Date: 16/04/2019
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