April 08, 2005

Shako Jirei - Diplomatic Remarks

When you are invited with the words: "Come to my house." by Japanese, it is usually just a polite greeting. You don't have to check your schedule and plan accordingly.

Likewise, when American people say: "Talk to you soon." or "Talk to you later.", what does it really mean? Once, I didn't know "how soon it was" , so I was patiently awaiting the call. I had been waiting for about one hour for the call, which never came. I remembered feeling sad.
Now, I know they're just words. I learned one more communication skill in America.


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