We make a lot of assumptions in every day life. We use shorthands, idioms, operate on so many mutual expectations. It’s the lubricant that keeps the machinery of society moving. But when you travel, you learn very quickly that not every culture has the same dos and don’ts, the same little unwritten rules. And sometimes you have to learn that the hard way.
These folks recently went online to share their funnies stories of cultural misunderstanding. Let’s all unite with a little bit of awkward laughter.