A：Chen Hao, you've been attending a lot of business dinners lately. Didn't your team go out again last night with the clients?
A：How did it go?
A：What do you mean?
A：What did the others do?
A：This client sounds as if she could use some business etiquette training. Unless Mr. Brown suggested that you all order certain pricey dishes, she should have chosen something moderately priced.
A：It's rude to take advantage of your host like that. This client is not very savvy about business dining.
A：Savvy means having knowledge and experience.
A：Let's head back to the office now. You can tell me on the way.
A：So there is more to this story?
A：What did everyone else do?
A：He was doing the correct thing as host by ordering the same as the client.
A：When someone orders appetizers or other dishes in addition to the entrée, it is polite for others to order the same courses.
A：That keeps the pace of the dinner even and avoids the awkwardness of one person eating a course by herself.
A：At an informal dinner, some people have soup while others may select a different appetizer to have at the same time. Everyone should have an equal number of courses.
A：Simple. The host can say, "Why don't we all have an appetizer?" Or he could ask, "Would anyone like something to start with?"
A：Right. If no one else has a starter course, then you don't either.