Everyone knows that in different countries have different custom. But when we are somewhere that is not our country; it is difficult to guess what may or may not be done. This is because even some of the most innocent customs of Brazil can be understood as a grossness out of here.
It seems exaggerated, isn’t it? But you surely commit some faux pas in places whose culture has nothing to do with ours, as in the Middle East and Asian countries, for example. Even a grip tighter hands can be understood as an offense, you know?
And the list of customs of Brazil that shock the rest of the world did not stop there. Our knack bothers, especially as the time we usually get our commitments. And what about that craze to add sauces such as ketchup, everything that we eat?
This can be more a disaster if done in foreign lands. Now, even better is to check our list to the end, because much of what you do at home and think normal may generate even find elsewhere in the world. Want to see?
Check 6 customs of Brazil that are offensive in other countries:
1. Being late
If half an hour late is a completely tolerable Brazil’s customs, even at work, out here, the thing is not so. It is not just the British who are known for fierce punctuality.
In Germany, for example, let someone waiting is one of the rudest things you can do. Better way to get even some minutes before.
In Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea, to tip for the person who is serving, you can be understood as an offense. Although this is a custom of Brazil considered pleasant, in the case of the Japanese, for example, they refuse the money and may even return to you to let some trocadinhos on the table, as usual.
But this is not the only oddity that Asians tend to have day-to-day. As you have seen in this other matter, many other habits of these people can be intriguing.
3. Make “Gem.”
Although an innocent gesture in Brazil, in many Middle Eastern countries, this signal is something offensive and amounts to showing the middle finger here. Even better is not to go around making gestures in these cultures of places many of ours. Just smile.
4. Chewing gum in public
Another of the customs of Brazil that can leave you in trouble out there is the habit of going around chewing gum. In Singapore, for example, besides being impolite to do this, you will still be subject to pay a fine equivalent to 1000 actual, if you spit on the street. In fact, in this country, chewing gum import is prohibited there for a long time.
5. Eat anywhere
You know when you go out late, and it takes a little something to eat? Outside Brazil, this can be seen with bad eyes. Eating on the street, on buses and in other public places, which do not serve food, is considered a rude behavior in Rwanda. Even ice cream may be disapproved.
6. Add spices and sauces to food
One of the customs of Brazil that almost everyone does put a little more spice in food,like pepper sauce or ketchup. Spain and Japan, for example, if you do it can cause discomfort. In Italy, incidentally, put ketchup on pizza is almost an insult!
Then, the tip is: if the seasoning or sauce is not on the table, better not ask!