So, Simon, you live
in Japan and you were just in
|In Japan, if I
did the same thing, the emphasis
would be on politeness, so the server would
wait and if I said, "Mm, what should I order?"
the server would patiently wait and says "Take
your time. I'm here," you know. You know,
"Thank you for deciding," things like that.
And you know, in my home in Canada,
Vancouver, you know, they would try to be
cool and friendly, so everybody would be
like "Hey, did you try our special? Would you
like to drink our special beer today?" you know
and smile, you know, and that's that, so
Japan the emphasis would be on politeness. In
Germany, or Europe, the emphasis would be on
efficiency and in North America the emphasis
would be on friendliness or being cool.