In Norway it is not customary to give place to older people in transport. It is believed that you emphasize their physical superiority.
In the USA it is not customary to pay the restaurant for the woman. It is believed that these men emphasize their financial superiority.
In China it is customary to slurp away, but otherwise the hosts may find their food unpalatable. Silently there in China is to insult the owners and cooks. Sauces and spattered the tablecloth after a meal is proof that you ate with gusto and it was delicious.
In China it is not customary to bring flowers to the hostess. It is believed that this stress guests, this house is so ugly that they bring decorations with them.
In Finland it is not customary to make public compliments. It is considered that the public are not considered compliments.
In Norway it is not customary to do a lot of compliments in the face, to praise (except your family) is considered a flattery, a man loses a lot in society. In school it is not customary to praise a pupil in the presence of all the others, to declare the assessment is to put it above all the others. Not supposed to ask, what sick, is it a good feeling when you come to work when sick. In Russia it is considered to show sympathy and attention. Continue reading