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Would you bow to anyone?

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I would not bow. Would I get in trouble in a country where these is expected? Was I a revolutionary in another life or this is just me in this life?{#emotions_dlg.lol}Wink I can't stand to be under someone's thumb or to be forced to do something. The feeling is like the reaction that occurs when water is dropped in hot oil.

Why do humans label people with special labels if they haven't done anything to deserve them? Some people are "fortunate" to be born in wealth, but some of them leave a lot to be desired like Andrew Luster, MaxFactor heir, for example.

I've watched programs about native people around the world and they seem to have it right. The members in the community must work together for everyboddy's benefit and nobody expects to get something for nothing. It seems so easy, why doesn't the civilized world do it?

Are the TV shows erasing our brains? Are our mind being left blank without the capability to think?

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TrackerGal1303224888.83723626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

Nope. No one is higher than the rest of us. Titles and money don't change a thing.IMO

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Pearlbaby1303224952.976340 PostsRegistered 12/2/2009

Normally no, but if visiting a foreign country and if its the custom I might. Many bow to greet etc.

I wouldn't be the odd ball that stood like a turkey. Ever watch Sho g un? :) People were b e hea ded for not. so be careful where you make your stand. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

Linders Ba­ck1303225041.7578762 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

If I am a Guest in another country and that is the custom there, then it would be rude not to. We need to respect other's customs.

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YupurrsX31303225076.391879 PostsRegistered 12/15/2010Somewhere between here and there

Out of respect, and curtousy, I would bow if I were to be in front of the Queen.

When in Rome......

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Qwackertoo1303225089.8911131 PostsRegistered 9/16/2006

No, but I might manage a curtsey IF I were to meet the Queen of England. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

YupurrsX31303225153.691879 PostsRegistered 12/15/2010Somewhere between here and there
On 4/19/2011 Linders Back said:

If I am a Guest in another country and that is the custom there, then it would be rude not to. We need to respect other's customs.

Exactly. That's exactly what I was trying to say.

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catlvr1303225199.2735829 PostsRegistered 5/5/2005

I bowed to everyone who greeted me in India. That's what you do. I also avoid shaking a devout Muslim male's hand. They don't touch other women. You put your right hand on your chest and bow slightly. That's the greeting. That's what they do.

I try not be controversial at the point of hello. I save that for later.

catlvr

Lucky charm1303225311.8436806 PostsRegistered 2/29/2008

If it were the custom, of course I would! I can only hope I would be told beforehand it was the custom.

Just like offering your hand when meeting someone in this country. How hard is it to take a bow?

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chickenbutt1303225340.45725040 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown
On 4/19/2011 Linders Back said:

If I am a Guest in another country and that is the custom there, then it would be rude not to. We need to respect other's customs.

ITA

That said, I've travelled to many parts of the world and have found that most were also accustomed to encounters with the 'Ugly American' type and they half expect to be disrespected. That is a sad statement, but it is the unfortunate truth.

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terrier31303225350.91728969 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007

I would follow the customs in the country I was visiting.

Big deal.

Good manners are never wrong.

No wonder Americans are often considered rude and crude!

Lilith_1303225356.3334722 PostsRegistered 3/10/2011

I would bow if that was the custom in a country but only if someone was bowing to me. I would not bow in front of a "queen". She is just human. Why would I do that? I don't have the desire to visit any queens anyway{#emotions_dlg.lol} I would rather go to a concert and listen to some music. The singer has something to offer me. He is offering me entertainment.

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ROMARY 11303225676.0817766 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

Yes, I would bow when appropriate. If someone bows to me first, I will bow back. Many elderly Chinese/Asian people bow first, so I bow back. I would also bow to anyone who will straighten out the economy and get 50% more jobs back in this country.

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LipstickDi­va1303225819.97339472 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

Absolutely. Who wouldn't unless you have no respect for another country and their customs. Geesh

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JuJu Squee­zey1303225911.0914444 PostsRegistered 4/22/2009Space Coast FL

Yes I have and will again if it's the custom, it's just good manners and being courteous.

Max Factor and Andrew Luster didn't request people bow to them. Wealth, traditions and customs are all different things.

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stuyvesant1303225954.638316 PostsRegistered 5/15/2010

I'm not sure of this, but I think Americans are given the option of whether they want to curtsey to the Queen (of England) or not. But they get criticized if they choose not to curtsey.

My only quibble is that if you are given a choice under that country's standards, you shouldn't be criticized for exercising the choice



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VioletEyes1303225976.72313180 PostsRegistered 2/11/2009

I make my husband bow to me every morning!{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

All kidding aside, I would bow when appropriate and follow the customs of the country I was visiting.

terrier31303226456.3628969 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007
On 4/19/2011 Lilith_ said:

I would bow if that was the custom in a country but only if someone was bowing to me. I would not bow in front of a "queen". She is just human. Why would I do that? I don't have the desire to visit any queens anyway{#emotions_dlg.lol} I would rather go to a concert and listen to some music. The singer has something to offer me. He is offering me entertainment.

Do you get out much?

happy hous­ewife1303226664.3733173 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

so apparently you don't work outside the home. because no matter what your job is you are bowing to another person's will - be it the boss or the owner or the customer.

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Halcyon1303226726.711570 PostsRegistered 11/18/2010

Yes, I would and, in fact, have.



Oh my; how positively lovely!

Lilith_1303226848.694722 PostsRegistered 3/10/2011
On 4/19/2011 terrier2 said:
On 4/19/2011 Lilith_ said:

I would bow if that was the custom in a country but only if someone was bowing to me. I would not bow in front of a "queen". She is just human. Why would I do that? I don't have the desire to visit any queens anyway{#emotions_dlg.lol} I would rather go to a concert and listen to some music. The singer has something to offer me. He is offering me entertainment.

Do you get out much?

I do whatever I want.

Why are you aggressive? You are being rude. The present discussion is a friendly one where people can interact and share ideas.

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Photo Don­na1303226988.61314146 PostsRegistered 12/26/2005walking the dogs

yes TV is bad for thinking -- there are some out there who cannot think very well on their own.

you probably would get in trouble -- there is a difference in being a revolutionary and being rude

I would bow; and have to a few people I met -- some on ceremony, others out of pure respect.

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terrier31303227043.48728969 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007
On 4/19/2011 Lilith_ said:
On 4/19/2011 terrier2 said:
On 4/19/2011 Lilith_ said:

I would bow if that was the custom in a country but only if someone was bowing to me. I would not bow in front of a "queen". She is just human. Why would I do that? I don't have the desire to visit any queens anyway{#emotions_dlg.lol} I would rather go to a concert and listen to some music. The singer has something to offer me. He is offering me entertainment.

Do you get out much?

I do whatever I want.

Why are you aggresive?

First you start a post about being rude in a foreign country, and then you think I'm being aggressive???

"Doing whatever you want" does not always equate to good manners and/or concern for others.

Sabatini21303227265.4833087 PostsRegistered 11/13/2010
On 4/19/2011 catlvr said:

I bowed to everyone who greeted me in India. That's what you do. I also avoid shaking a devout Muslim male's hand. They don't touch other women. You put your right hand on your chest and bow slightly. That's the greeting. That's what they do.

I try not be controversial at the point of hello. I save that for later.

catlvr

Lilith, your question reminded me of something that touched me years ago.

A Hindu family had been staying at the hotel where I'd been working. One morning, after chatting with one of the older men in their party, he bowed to me. I asked "Why did you bow?", & he replied "Because, in you I see your God. I bow to your God."

{#emotions_dlg.wub}

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Lilith_1303228042.6234722 PostsRegistered 3/10/2011
On 4/19/2011 terrier2 said:
On 4/19/2011 Lilith_ said:
On 4/19/2011 terrier2 said:
On 4/19/2011 Lilith_ said:

I would bow if that was the custom in a country but only if someone was bowing to me. I would not bow in front of a "queen". She is just human. Why would I do that? I don't have the desire to visit any queens anyway{#emotions_dlg.lol} I would rather go to a concert and listen to some music. The singer has something to offer me. He is offering me entertainment.

Do you get out much?

I do whatever I want.

Why are you aggresive?

First you start a post about being rude in a foreign country, and then you think I'm being aggressive???

"Doing whatever you want" does not always equate to good manners and/or concern for others.

I told you that I do whatever I want in response to your question. You are not showing good manners nor concern for others who might want to have this discussion, specially me. Also, this is not about being rude in a foreign country; It is a general discussion.

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stilltamn8r1303228137.98713953 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006So Cal

Yes, I would bow to someone I highly respected-

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