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Is this a reflection of the Anglo transaction culture?

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Is this a reflection of the Anglo transaction culture?

Post by Bao3niang » March 14th, 2014, 10:42 am

Quite a few Americans / Canadians believe that when a stranger talks to them, they must be asking for some kind of help. When I say "Hi", they reply with "may I help you?" or "what do you want?" instead of a normal "how are you doing?" I find it extremely strange and unfriendly. I encounter this even in online gaming. Like, is there a set of rituals that you most follow before approaching someone? I know almost everyone around my block in Beijing, while I don't even know who I have as next door neighbors in Vancouver.

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Post by polya » March 14th, 2014, 11:40 am

Yes I agree. Anglo people only talk when they want something from you.
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Post by gsjackson » March 14th, 2014, 4:53 pm

Any time Americans approach me to speak I assume they want either my money or my soul for Jesus. I reach for my wallet before they even arrive, and get out the usual dollar donation.

It typically takes only a few weeks abroad for this cynicism to abate, and healthier assumptions about people's motives to form.

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