“Dropping by” is a big part of Guatemalan lifestyle, whereas I appreciate a good plan.
Billy and I have had to learn to adapt to each other’s cultures on this one. S., we are often so busy and structured that scheduling is one of the only ways to see friends. And sometimes our differences are directly tied to our countries of origin.
But at heart they too are quite traditional, and you should take it slow unless you want to be seen as a disrespectful bastard (if you’re male), or a slut (if you’re female). A man should bring flowers and make elaborate declarations of his sentiments, a woman should be coy.
And bear in mind that many are devoutly Catholic, so don’t necessarily expect to get lucky without some serious commitment.
Billy is amazed – dare I say, The struggle is real.
I tend to communicate in a very direct manner, which is common in the U. Guatemalan communication, on the other hand, can often be very indirect. And sometimes casual chit chat is meant to share a more important message, if you know how to listen for it.
For us, it was an absolute blast, connecting with women around the world.
), but he loved that I had adopted one of his passions. But being married to a Guatemalan has shown me different expressions of generosity, particularly in ways that are more personal and immediate than was typical for me. It’s not uncommon for my husband, especially when dining with other immigrants, to offer to pay.
Frequently, he is not the only one and there is a delicate and playful “arguing” for the bill.
Honestly, this practice really stressed me out eating cross-culturally.
I’m terrible at haggling for prices in a market and even worse at the dance to pay the bill.