They ordered one fried rice for each and a few other dishes.
The fried rice came on a oval shaped plate and the two of them were using chopsticks.
If you've ever used chopsticks, you'll know how difficult it is to eat a PLATE of rice with it, especially a plate of grainy fried rice.
The two of them were obviously trying very hard to learn how to balance a mouthful of fried rice on the chopsticks without dropping them before the food land safely in their mouths. They sure didn't look like they were having fun.
A waitress, standing at a counter about 10 meters away, looked totally bored and lost in her world staring at the river. There were no other customers.
Did the waitress offer spoons to them so that it's easier to eat the fried rice from the plate? If yes, was she rejected by them who might find eating from chopsticks fun or an experience they never had? Did the two guys think that this is the only correct way of eating rice in an Asian country?
Or the waitress couldn't be bothered with the two customers even though she has nothing else to do? Was she too tired? Was she too busy with something else? Was she standing too far away to notice that the guys were struggling with their chopsticks? Did she convince herself that it's no use to provide good service as she was never tipped in the past? Does her company has a culture of "this is not my job"? Does she has the mentality "My job is to take order, serve and clear the dishes"? Was her boss stingy to her and so she did it to the customers as revenge? Was she not taught to serve a plate of fried rice with spoon? Did she forget about the spoon totally?
What do you think?
Finding all the reasons that you cannot do something is easy.
Having the initiative to do what's not expected of you is hard.
Go do the hard work.