It's Cultural


Last updated 7/17/2018 at 10:29am

As a well-traveled North American, I'm fascinated by culture. I've been in every Canadian province and most U.S. States. In Nova Scotia, my wife and I were treated like family by complete strangers. Trust me, this does not happen in New Jersey. Americans are more likely to say "um" than "eh." Canadians are more likely to apologize than our American cousins. When I cross the pond to Europe, the rules change further.

I tried to tip a waiter in Germany, and he looked at me like I had three eyes. People bowed to me in Hong Kong. In Italy, folks tried to kiss me on the cheeks. This never happens in...

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