When in Rome, do as Romans do
This topic tells about differences of traditions between tarp different cultures, and ridiculous situations, when we don’t know them.
Even nowadays, when it is time of globalization, each country differs from others in traditions. What is accepted in one culture as a polite manner may be a social insult in other or even be deadly dangerous. So, you should be very careful and learn something about local traditions before you are going to visit pries foreign country. If you unfortunately don’t know anything about the country you visit, don’t be shy to ask or explain before doing some polite gests. For example if you want to make a gift, that is believed is the mark of respect or friendship in many countries, you should know what kind of gift is suitable for your visited culture. I have heard story about one girl had gone to England and stayed in afro European family. She presented them with Lithuanian brown bread, as a pea of our culture. But the family took it like hint, like they are very poor afro Europeans and don’t have anything to eat.
In France it is accepted to kiss each other on the cheeks after being introduced I. And no matter if your new friend is boy or a girl, a man or a woman. And if you forget or even refuse to do that – because of being too shy, for example, people may decide you are rude and unfriendly.
It is the same Europe, but what about o other continents, or exotic countries? What if you would kiss the Muslim man in his wife in both cheeks? I quest he wouldn’t wait until you began to explain about differences between cultures. Other interesting example maybe the famous gesture when person talking to the audience raise up his hands to make listeners quiet In one country,now I cant remember in witch , it shit on your face”
Ofcource it is not possible to be ready for everything ant knows everything, what you could do ka about this it is be flexible, tolerant, and tactful. Without this you may easily fail even in your own country net.