Have you at any point heard the Phrase “Ugly American?” It’s a nasty little moniker our European cousins have given to us for our inclination to appear to be uncultured and unrefined. While we need to deny it a hundred percent, we do, obviously, understand that there are cultures that we may not know about that could annoy others. Here are the awful ones.
Americans love their personal space too much. Countries in Asia and the middle east love their personal space much more. No touching especially between opposite sex.
In America same with many places, it’s ok to be fashionably late. Showing up in the party ten to twenty minutes late is considered good for the host.
3. Being early or on time
If you are late in Europe it’s considered rude. Being early or on time is considered rude in many parts of the world Especially in parts of Africa and South America.
4. Saying no to food
Offering food in many places like Africa, South America and in the Middle East is considered an extension of a person’s hospitality. Refusing this means you are refusing that person or the family. Click next for more.
5. Casual clothing outside the home
Clothes like baggy pants or loose T-shirts are not acceptable in many parts of the world. Places like Japan, parts of Europe it’s not acceptable.
6. Opening a present immediately when you receive it
In some countries like India and China, it’s really weird if you open the present in front of everyone. What if you hate the present? That expression in front of everybody can spoil the mood of the party.
7. Wearing clothes in the sauna
It can be really awkward when you are lone American in Turkey or Russia, or Japan, you are sitting in a steam room surrounded by naked people. You are the rude one if you are wearing clothes in a sauna. Click next
8. Personalizing your meal
You can actually go to a restaurant and order a simple burger and fries. But you tell them to replace the fries with some salad and yes! add some ranch on the sides.
9. Men showing too much skin
Do you like showing off your skin? or your body in public places? It’s considered bad in so many places around the world.
10. Accepting gifts too quickly
There are countries where accepting gifts too quickly can be a sign of a materialistic person. You can end up being rude and materialistic in front of people who saw you accepting that present.