Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 1

Monday, November 25, 2019
Free refill in many coffee shops in America

Every countries have their own customs, some not apply to other countries as of America.

Some American customs are considered not normal, pretty bad and even cruel to other countries. Just for few examples:

- Free refill
- Arrival on scheduled
- Left hand
- Open the gift
- Finishing the food
- Shoes inside rooms
- Older money
- Imperial system

No free refill for drinks in many countries. Refill means pay another drink. Drinking water not free as well.


Writing with left hand, illustration purpose.

In America or other industry countries that we “require” to arrive on time. My experienced in Japan that Japanese arrived 15 or 30 minutes before schedule.

But not in developing countries such as in many Asian and South American countries. If we come on time, it means we arrive too early, could be 1 hour before schedule in the USA.

It is traditional or religious or even practical values to use right hand in many Asian countries.

They could be Buddhism, Confucianism or Shintoism countries (China, South Korea or Japan); Hinduism countries (India or Nepal); and Muslim countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia or middle east).

Never use left hand for any purposes (shake hand, writing, eating) in those countries.

# To be continued to part 2

48 comments:

  1. These are really interesting cultural differences / customs, Tanza. And thanks for the warning. I'm glad I'm right handed:)

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    1. Yes, many customs out there, can not apply in the USA either....

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  2. This is really thought provoking. Thanks for sharing this interesting information. It’s good to know.

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    1. vice versa....Americans not familiar with some outside customs.

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      Some American customs are considered not normal, pretty bad and even cruel to other countries. Just for few examples:

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  4. Very interesting post about culture differences . I am looking forward for second part of the post

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 1
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      - Free refill
      - Arrival on scheduled
      - Left hand
      - Open the gift
      - Finishing the food
      - Shoes inside rooms
      - Older money
      - Imperial system

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 1
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      No free refill for drinks in many countries. Refill means pay another drink. Drinking water not free as well.

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  6. Very interesting! Free refill, and only writing with the right hand ...

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      Every countries have their own customs, some not apply to other countries as of America.

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  7. Fascinating post! I was surprised about the use of left hand and so amazed that Japanese arrived 15 or 30 minutes before schedule. I wish it would happen everywhere.

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    1. yes, customs in some places contradict to other places....love everywhere applies the same customs to live on time.....

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      Writing with left hand, illustration purpose.

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  8. It is always good to find out the customs of a country before you visit. I didn't know about writing only with the right hand. What I always hated was driving on the opposite side of the road! Couldn't get use to it!

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    1. I see....

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  9. Such an interesting post!
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      But not in developing countries such as in many Asian and South American countries. If we come on time, it means we arrive too early, could be 1 hour before schedule in the USA.


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  10. These are so true. Made me think of all the differences in America and Europe.

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    1. Yes, indeed....

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      They could be Buddhism, Confucianism or Shintoism countries (China, South Korea or Japan); Hinduism countries (India or Nepal); and Muslim countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia or middle east).

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  12. Doesn't the hand use come from a tradition of using the left hand to "wipe oneself?" Interesting tidbits of information.

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    1. yes for oneself purpose, but not in public....

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      Free refill in many coffee shops in America

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  14. I got used to no shoes inside while in Japan. Even 20+ years later, it always feels strange to wear shoes inside a home, particularly my own.

    I always found the aversion to lefthandedness hard to take. I am a righty but my sister and wife are both lefties so the awareness has always been a part of my life. It seems cruel to force anyone to learn to do anything with their off-hand.

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    1. wow...great....very cold for me not wear shoes inside a home.

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  15. Duh jadi malu nih ma kebiasaan ngaret di negara kita :(

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    1. typical of developing country...

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    2. aww...

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  16. So interesting, can't wait for part 2! Abd yes,in my country more coffee means you pay more money☺

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 1
      -
      - Free refill
      - Arrival on scheduled
      - Left hand
      - Open the gift
      - Finishing the food
      - Shoes inside rooms
      - Older money
      - Imperial system

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      No free refill for drinks in many countries. Refill means pay another drink. Drinking water not free as well.

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  18. This with arriving on time is good in my opinion :)

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      Writing with left hand, illustration purpose.

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  19. It's really interesting! Each country has its own characteristics
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  20. I associate Japan or China with such "acceleration" ☺
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  21. It's interesting to note the cultural differences, thanks for sharing this list. I look forward to more :)




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  22. It seems that being left handed would be crippling in some countries

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    1. you are right...

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  23. This is more than a simple post. This post is a great lesson.

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      They could be Buddhism, Confucianism or Shintoism countries (China, South Korea or Japan); Hinduism countries (India or Nepal); and Muslim countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia or middle east).

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