People who doubt that cultural differences exist should observe the boarding of the flight Miami-Madrid by Iberia and contrast it with the boarding of Miami-Pittsburg by American Airlines at the neighboring gate.

This would disabuse them of the notion that humans are interchangeable widgets.

2 thoughts on “Widgets”

    1. Everybody on the Spanish speaking plane tries to rush inside at the same time, creating a bottle neck. Hey, if these were Russian-speakers, somebody would already get a concussion at this point, so it could be worse. 🙂

      I still can’t get over how patient and orderly English-speakers are as they wait for transportation. In 21 years of living here, I still find it stunning.


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