Sep 22, 2010, 8:20 AM
Post #26 of 32
Re: [DavidHF] Whut We Have Heah is a Failuah to C´ommuncate*
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" You don't have to adopt to adapt but you do have to accept. " - -
What a good turn of a phrase. (I somehow missed it on first reading.)
Makes we wonder what things we do that sometimes make us lightning-rods for things we never imagine exist.
Are there more triggers and trip-wires than the obvious things like flaunting wealth? Gringos wearing ostentatious jewelry in poor markets or ex-Aspenites building beautiful homes in poverty stricken areas seem to be no-brainers.
Are there other more subtle cues?
Does not learning even basic phrases in the local language qualify?
How many of us know: Hello, Goodbye, How are you?, What's your name?, Please, Thank You?
i.e. Of the 100 or so ex-pats I know in Mérida, only 2 of them know the most simple of basic greetings in Maya, even though most of our population here is Maya or Mestiza.
Ma’ uts tin taan.
Ma’alob xi teech yeetel utsil.
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