Farewell to Manzanar

What do the Caucasian servers do to ruin the evening meal? How do the Japanese react to their mistake?7

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The Caucasian workers make the mistake of pouring fruit over rice..... the Japanese are horrified but say nothing, as complaining or correcting the servers would have been impolite.

The Caucasian servers were thinking that the fruit poured over rice would make a good dessert. Among the Japanese, of course, rice is never eaten with sweet foods, only with salty or savory foods. Few of us could eat such a mixture. But at this point no one dared protest. It would have been impolite.

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki; Houston, James D.. Farewell to Manzanar (p. 20). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.