Apparently, Samoans engage in what is called a maaloo exchange. For example, if I have done something well and you commend me for it, the maaloo exchange requires that I respond by recognising your essential assistance in my successful performance. In other workers the other-as-supporter is central to Samoan understanding. For instance ... after a group of travellers return from a trip and are greeted with a welcome home, the exchange might be: "Well done the trip", to which the returning travellers respond: "Well done the staying back."