Sunday, August 30, 2015
American Behavior Considered Rude Around The World
TIPPING In Japan tipping is considered rude- superior service is expected without added incentive and is calculated in the bill. WHISTLING In Haiti kids are generally to be seen not heard. OPEN-MOUTH LAUGHING In Japan open-mouth, teeth-exposed laughter is thought to "sound like horses". It is considered impolite and unladylike. SHOWING UP ON TIME In Argentine culture showing up for a dinner party right on the nose would be like showing up roughly an hour early in America. It is considered audacious. OPENING A GIFT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE GIVER In China and India it is considered very bad form. One gift-giver may have outdone another making it awkward. Digging right in looks greedy and lacks suspense. NOT REJECTING A GIFT Rejecting a gift in U.S. up to three times is rude. In Japan it is a tradition.