Traveling can be easily touted as Thomas J Salzano’s second love after hairstyling. Being an avid traveler, Salzano is a keen learner of different countries’ cultures, traditions, and their peculiar etiquette. He talks about various dos and don’ts while in France, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And it’s not going to not include The Eiffel Tower:
- At any given day, if you are seeing someone for the first time, always begin your conversation with a greeting. Bonjour Madame/Monsieur should be your first set of words. The French love to greet each other; it’s a sign of respect.
- If you happen to drive a car in France and can’t resist the urge to honk and pass a slow-moving car, don’t get angry if the driver flips out or puffs his cheeks, throws his hands in the air and lets a loud “Oh la la la la la” out. You deserved it.
- If you are invited to a house party, always show up a minute or two late, 15 minutes’ delay being the best. Arriving early is disrespectful. And always carry a gift. It can be a bouquet, a good wine, a good wine or a pre-decided dessert. Yes, Thomas J Salzano said a good wine twice because the wine has to be good. Nothing’s worse than no gift unless it’s cheap wine. Cheap wine is the worse.
- Speaking of invitation, if you are in France on a business tour and didn’t get invited for dinner yet, it’s mostly because French likes to keep their personal and professional lives separate.
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