The topic this week was graciously suggested by Rafa!
- What is polite in Spanish society, and what is considered impolite or rude? Think about: greetings (old friends, new people, at a party, in the elevator), goodbyes, table etiquette (food), phone conversations (when is it acceptable to call? What do you say? How do you greet people on the phone?), restaurants, stores, etc.
- Have you traveled to another country where you felt the people where more/less polite? What sorts of cultural differences did you observe? (Or, conversely, have you had many experiences with foreigners in Spain—and observed any differences)
- Are people's understanding of courtesy changing with time? (generational changes, observations?)
Tuesday, november 12, 2013