Haha! I have had something similar happen to me. I never really noticed gender roles or expectations growing up...until I started dating my first boyfriend. I remember I was at a family barbecue with my family and my boyfriend at the time. When the food was ready, I served my own plate and sat back down.
AND THEN I GOT THE MEANEST LOOK FROM MY ABUELA LIKE SHE WAS GOING TO KILL ME.
Abuela: Serve your man! What are you doing?
Me: He can serve --
Abuela: Make his plate!
OK ABUELA DAMN.
I don't know if I was scarred from the moment, or that I've become succumb to the Latino-traditional ways of relationships, but I now I prepare a plate for whoever I am dating. It's something I don't even think about anymore. I just do it. Sometimes I do ask, "do you want fix your own plate?" If I don't feel like doing it. >:)
If you're Latino, have you noticed doing things like this?
If you're not Latino, is your culture/family pretty traditional in gender expectations & relationsips?