Faux Pas

Just what is a Faux Pas, well now that you know, I’ll give you a few examples.  If you are in Japan, it’s OK to slurp your noodles. Just don’t fill your own
glass with alcohol; instead, you should pour for others and wait for them to
reciprocate. Otherwise, they’ll think you’re an alcoholic. And to show
appreciation, give a gift, never cash. If you have a need to learn more I suggest you check out Lonely Planet.

Closer to home, here are a few you may not have been aware of, in Washington, DC, don’t stand on the left side of an escalator! Why, you ask, and the answer is, “It’s to help control the congestion.  If you’re standing still you stay on the right side, and if you’re walking down you go on the left side.  That way people who want to walk and get down faster don’t get held up by people who aren’t moving.  The metro gets very crowded during rush hour, and lots of people are in a big hurry, so this keeps everyone happy.  And residents of Washington, DC take it very seriously,” said Jessica Stahl.

“Asked a waitress at a pizza place in St. Louis if they had Samual Adams beer.
She gave me the strangest look, then asked where I was from. If you wanted a
beer from a brewer other than Anheuser-Busch, you weren’t going to find it at
this place or it appeared, many other restaurants in the St. Louis area.” Oops!

 

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About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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