Some habits have been in existence, to the extent that one can not really tell if it is a culture or just a habit which is transferred from one generation to the other. Taking for instance, keeping brooms behind the door in a normal African house holds, eating meat after a meal which we will be talking about the reasons I think people does that.
1. Saving the best for the last : Assuming you ordered three wraps of Eba and sizzling vegetable soup and meats . The meats are like a trophy you are rewarded with after you have successfully dealt with the wraps of eba, Congratulations, this is your meat trophy, you can now eat it. You clasp your fingers, pick your meat in a slow motion, drop in your mouth, close your eyes to savour the taste and chew.It could look so bad if you do otherwise, assuming you are eating a plate of rice and you eat your meat at the middle or beginning of your meal, you yourself will be embarrassed. If unfortunately at that very moment you ate your meat before finishing your meal a pretty lady sits beside or in front of you, you will regret ever eating your meat. In fact, shame will not allow you finish the meal.
2. It motivates finish the meal : Quite a number of people cannot eat a meal if there is no meat let alone complete it. So, the meat inspires and motivates them to empty the plate .
3. It is the way ‘I’ was brought up : For some Africans, the reason why they eat meat last is the way they were brought. The watchful eyes of mummy will not allow them to eat the meat until they finish the food. Hence, you dare not try to eat your meat immediately you start eating if you don’t want to receive a hot slap. So, it is already part of them.
4. Less finance to buy more meat : Assuming you buy like five types of meat and your plate of rice , there will be enough meat to run the full length of the meal. This will enable you to eat meat at the beginning, middle, and end of the meal. But, you can’t try this if you bought only one meat. You have to reserve it until the end.