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More Cultural Stuff

Throughout the meal at the local Peruvian restaurant, the waiter and I chatted comfortably in Spanish. But after I left a large tip (because I’m trying to be nice and I don’t want to exploit the local workers who get tiny salaries for serving tourists), he switched to English and there was no way of getting him to go back to Spanish.

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2 thoughts on “More Cultural Stuff

  1. “I left a large tip…he switched to English”

    Did you ever read Iberia by Michener? I know, he’s kind of a tedious author (typing rather than writing) but he addresses this exact issue – one of the very few things I remember from the book).

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