RE: [SCA-JML] Re: OT: Travelling to Tokyo
- makiwara_no_yetsuko [mailto:makiwara_no_yetsuko@...] wrote:
>The French (and especially Parisians) are indeed famous for being rude, but
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Andrew Benton" <spearweasel@y...>
> > Unlike some cultures, this won't be a problem. In my experiences in
> > Japan, I found that the Japanese invariably were quite pleased that
> > you were trying at all.
> I spent a week in Paris in the late 80s, having spent the previous
> few weeks listening to basic conversational French tapes during my
> commute. The famously rude Parisians weren't. Be polite and people
> will be polite back.
if you are willing to try speak their language they tend to become more than
Seems to be a good rule of thumb that everyone becomes more friendly with
foreigners if they try to fit in.
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