If I list down all names who have treated me meal, along this semester, I think I'll miss some and that would hurt them. Huhu~ Seriously, there are too many people who have been so nice to me by treating me lunch, dinner or as simple as a piece of bread :)
Never mind. My point is, from my observation treating people with foods is one of the best ways to connect people.
While we're on the way to the restaurant, we talk.
While waiting for the foods to be served, we talk again.
While eating we also talk.
After eating, everyone is happy and we talk again.
Talk here covers everything that describes people knowing each other through direct conversation, face to face which to me is still the best way to communicate. Yes we have Facebook, YM and all, but can we share foods while using them? No.
Don't you agree?