We ski in French-speaking Canada a fair amount, with small kids, have always been treated with as much or more friendliness and respect than here. In general, most of the world, excepting U.S., Canada, England, and Japan, think that waiting in line means pushing, shoving, and elbowing your way to the desired goal. Once in Egypt, back when Americans were still OK there, girlfriend and I were trying to stand in line to see a movie, understanding guy and a couple of his male friends actually formed a wedge for us, made sure we got in, apologized for his countrymen's, ah, urgent behavior. Unclear why everybody's like that, but it is what it is. We're the weird ones. Your AH probably thought he was being normal.
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3/31/08 at 11:37am