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Started: 10/24/2022 10:05 AM
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​​​​​​​​​​HW (2/3) - Individual

Have you ever witnessed a situation where somebody acted in a very incompetent way in an intercultural setting? 


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Mugurel Patrichi

Have you ever witnessed a situation where somebody acted in a very incompetent way in an intercultural setting? 


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Posted: 10/26/2022 6:29 PM
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  • Carolin Rothemeyer

​A basic example has happened in Asia where it is mostly common to take out the shoes outside the house - in front of the door. If you dont do so (which is normal in Germany if you are the guest, you are then allowed to go in with shoes) its a very impolite gesture. 
Another example happened in Germany when some friends of mine from Cambodia were visiting me in my parent's home and were loudly saying how nice it is and started taking pictures of everything. As Germans are more reserved and dont show off when they are proud, etc. it made my parents feel kinda uncomfortable as they have never been confronted with such a different culture.​

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Carolin Rothemeyer

​A basic example has happened in Asia where it is mostly common to take out the shoes outside the house - in front of the door. If you dont do so (which is normal in Germany if you are the guest, you are then allowed to go in with shoes) its a very impolite gesture. 
Another example happened in Germany when some friends of mine from Cambodia were visiting me in my parent's home and were loudly saying how nice it is and started taking pictures of everything. As Germans are more reserved and dont show off when they are proud, etc. it made my parents feel kinda uncomfortable as they have never been confronted with such a different culture.​

Mugurel Patrichi2010/26/2022 6:29 PM10/26/2022 6:29 PM
Edited: 10/30/2022 7:03 PM
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​​I could refere from my own culture sometimes. We Indians are always welcoming to foreign people but when we go abroad to study or work the situation is different. Sometimes we tend to still go with our "Indian" way of doing things or performing any tasks. An example could be patience. In a classroom setting I have seen situations before where we (the other Indian students) sometimes cannot wait until a professor or lecture finishes his/her statement. And this was in Germany and it is not the fault of the student of course. And the professor or lecturer has to ensure everytime that the question will be answered after the discussion or so. 

Because we Indians are used to doing things in a fast-paced way and are instant decision makers. So eventually sometimes there are chances where you might run out of patience. In Germany the day-to-day lifestyle or processes at organisations is somewhat slow in comparison to India. And this sometimes bothers us since we come from an environment where people do not adjust to being patient at times. ​

So the suggestion would be to understand how things work here and have a little patience in processing tasks. It would be really difficult initially but with practice and communication, it gets better. 

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​​I could refere from my own culture sometimes. We Indians are always welcoming to foreign people but when we go abroad to study or work the situation is different. Sometimes we tend to still go with our "Indian" way of doing things or performing any tasks. An example could be patience. In a classroom setting I have seen situations before where we (the other Indian students) sometimes cannot wait until a professor or lecture finishes his/her statement. And this was in Germany and it is not the fault of the student of course. And the professor or lecturer has to ensure everytime that the question will be answered after the discussion or so. 

Because we Indians are used to doing things in a fast-paced way and are instant decision makers. So eventually sometimes there are chances where you might run out of patience. In Germany the day-to-day lifestyle or processes at organisations is somewhat slow in comparison to India. And this sometimes bothers us since we come from an environment where people do not adjust to being patient at times. ​

So the suggestion would be to understand how things work here and have a little patience in processing tasks. It would be really difficult initially but with practice and communication, it gets better. 

Mugurel Patrichi2010/30/2022 7:01 PM10/30/2022 7:03 PM
Posted: 11/2/2022 12:09 PM
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​Recent example comes from Romania. We took a Bolt taxi from city centre and the driver acted very differently compared to Finnish drivers. Firstly he didnt use seatbelt and wondered aloud and looked at me why i put my seatbelt on because it was so little speed we are going. He wasnt saying it in not so friendly way and clearly was confused and surprised i wanted to put my seatbelt on. In Finland we use seatbelt every time we are either driving or passenger in a car no matter how long the distance or the speed. 

He also drove very fast in relatively narrow streets and it made me feel a little bit uncomfortable and he seemed to be okay with the speed and not using seatbelt. 

That was for me at least not so okay way to behave and telling us how we should do. Luckily another ones have been friendly and havent seen more of that kind of behavior.


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Niko Visulaaka

​Recent example comes from Romania. We took a Bolt taxi from city centre and the driver acted very differently compared to Finnish drivers. Firstly he didnt use seatbelt and wondered aloud and looked at me why i put my seatbelt on because it was so little speed we are going. He wasnt saying it in not so friendly way and clearly was confused and surprised i wanted to put my seatbelt on. In Finland we use seatbelt every time we are either driving or passenger in a car no matter how long the distance or the speed. 

He also drove very fast in relatively narrow streets and it made me feel a little bit uncomfortable and he seemed to be okay with the speed and not using seatbelt. 

That was for me at least not so okay way to behave and telling us how we should do. Luckily another ones have been friendly and havent seen more of that kind of behavior.


Mugurel Patrichi2011/2/2022 12:09 PM11/2/2022 12:09 PM
Posted: 11/3/2022 2:45 PM
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  • Erika Lorena Stöver

​I work as a student assistens at the International Office of the University of Bremen. We are taking care of people for all over the world. Every wednesday we host a Café International to give a room to come together and socialize. Sometimes its not easy to talk to each other in a big group, because everyone is so different and has a different way of acting. ​​It once happened that a German scientist said to an Italian scientist if she could perhaps speak a little more quietly.​ 

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Erika Lorena Stöver

​I work as a student assistens at the International Office of the University of Bremen. We are taking care of people for all over the world. Every wednesday we host a Café International to give a room to come together and socialize. Sometimes its not easy to talk to each other in a big group, because everyone is so different and has a different way of acting. ​​It once happened that a German scientist said to an Italian scientist if she could perhaps speak a little more quietly.​ 

Mugurel Patrichi2011/3/2022 2:45 PM11/3/2022 2:45 PM
Posted: 11/10/2022 3:19 PM
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  • Charlotte Creach

A very simple example that I still experience quite often is not holding the door open for people who arrive behind you. In France, this is seen as a very rude thing to do and if you have to, you hold the door for several people. In Finland, I have the impression that they have a more individualistic way of working, which means that they don't care about the person behind them.

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Charlotte Creach

A very simple example that I still experience quite often is not holding the door open for people who arrive behind you. In France, this is seen as a very rude thing to do and if you have to, you hold the door for several people. In Finland, I have the impression that they have a more individualistic way of working, which means that they don't care about the person behind them.

Mugurel Patrichi2011/10/2022 3:19 PM11/10/2022 3:19 PM
Posted: 11/11/2022 6:52 PM
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  • GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA

Of course, it was a recent situation, when I was in Germany, I went with other Romanian colleagues, some of them simply did not accept the culture, they were the way we are at home, we don't do that, so I don't even want to try, without them knowing some things were already a mistake.​

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GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA

Of course, it was a recent situation, when I was in Germany, I went with other Romanian colleagues, some of them simply did not accept the culture, they were the way we are at home, we don't do that, so I don't even want to try, without them knowing some things were already a mistake.​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/11/2022 6:52 PM11/11/2022 6:52 PM
Posted: 11/13/2022 9:29 AM
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  • Katarzyna Sawicka

Yes, I have.  We were working on a group project and sitting around round table. One of the team members did not want to sit next another person just because the stereotype about their culture is that they steal.​

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Katarzyna Sawicka

Yes, I have.  We were working on a group project and sitting around round table. One of the team members did not want to sit next another person just because the stereotype about their culture is that they steal.​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/13/2022 9:29 AM11/13/2022 9:29 AM
Posted: 11/13/2022 10:40 PM
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  • MORARIU M. ROXANA-MIHAELA

​I remember a scenario that would happen frequently while I was studying in South Korea and taking the public transportation. Public spaces, and especially the public transporation are considered places where one should be mindful of their behavious so that you would not inconvenience the others. As a result, people like to keep silent there, or limit the conversations as much as possible and as quietly as possible. However, many toursits, predominantly American, as per the language they were speaking and their accents, were failing to recognize this. Most of the time they were being loud inside such places, talking and laughing and thus attracting the gaze of the locals who were clearly feeling uncomfortable while in such situations. ​

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MORARIU M. ROXANA-MIHAELA

​I remember a scenario that would happen frequently while I was studying in South Korea and taking the public transportation. Public spaces, and especially the public transporation are considered places where one should be mindful of their behavious so that you would not inconvenience the others. As a result, people like to keep silent there, or limit the conversations as much as possible and as quietly as possible. However, many toursits, predominantly American, as per the language they were speaking and their accents, were failing to recognize this. Most of the time they were being loud inside such places, talking and laughing and thus attracting the gaze of the locals who were clearly feeling uncomfortable while in such situations. ​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/13/2022 10:40 PM11/13/2022 10:40 PM
Posted: 11/15/2022 2:44 PM
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The first situation that came to my mind happended few days ago in a tram on my way home. A group of teens with a different cultural background were shouting and being aggresive to each other. They seemed to be friends with each other, but started fighting and talked about beating each other. Everybody in the tram were looking at them and moved away, because they were pushing other passengers and wrestling. In Finland the cultural norm in tram is to mind your own business and respecting other people by not making a scene so the situation was obscure for many. One person in tram went to tell the tram driver that they were fighting, but the group didn't seem to care even after being notified about it. I guess people were scared to get in between the situation and putting themselves on the line, because they feel like it's not worth it and somebody else will eventually deal with it. I saw the same group the next day in tram doing the same thing. These types of situations in public places is worsening the situation of immigrants and people who move here, because it can lead to negative emotions against the cultural groups and generalization. Nowadays the information moves so quickly in social media and the public image and perception of different cultures can change quickly.

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Jesse Torni

The first situation that came to my mind happended few days ago in a tram on my way home. A group of teens with a different cultural background were shouting and being aggresive to each other. They seemed to be friends with each other, but started fighting and talked about beating each other. Everybody in the tram were looking at them and moved away, because they were pushing other passengers and wrestling. In Finland the cultural norm in tram is to mind your own business and respecting other people by not making a scene so the situation was obscure for many. One person in tram went to tell the tram driver that they were fighting, but the group didn't seem to care even after being notified about it. I guess people were scared to get in between the situation and putting themselves on the line, because they feel like it's not worth it and somebody else will eventually deal with it. I saw the same group the next day in tram doing the same thing. These types of situations in public places is worsening the situation of immigrants and people who move here, because it can lead to negative emotions against the cultural groups and generalization. Nowadays the information moves so quickly in social media and the public image and perception of different cultures can change quickly.

Mugurel Patrichi2011/15/2022 2:44 PM11/15/2022 2:44 PM
Posted: 11/15/2022 9:57 PM
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  • Alissa Kasurinen

For example, many of my friends use the n-word, and don’t think much of it. I always try to educate them of the history behind it and why it’s considered disrespectful. They never listen to me and think of it as a word among others. One time we met (i hate to categorize but) some black people at a bar. We were listening to rap music and my friends kept saying the n-word. The black people were not very happy about it… 



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Alissa Kasurinen

For example, many of my friends use the n-word, and don’t think much of it. I always try to educate them of the history behind it and why it’s considered disrespectful. They never listen to me and think of it as a word among others. One time we met (i hate to categorize but) some black people at a bar. We were listening to rap music and my friends kept saying the n-word. The black people were not very happy about it… 



Mugurel Patrichi2011/15/2022 9:57 PM11/15/2022 9:57 PM
Edited: 11/16/2022 9:43 PM
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  • Santtu Viljami Räsänen

​​For me it happened in Croatia. There people seem to not care about the emplyees of supermarkets or grocery stores in general. Not a single cashier said greetings to me or try to talk to me even in Croatia and no locals tried to make small talk with cashiers. I understand that and if it is normal there I can deal with it. But the biggest problem was when I was being my normal self and said,  ¨thank you can I have a receipt¨ not a single person during my 1 week trip gave it to me to my hand. They threw it to the packing area where my groceries where. And there is no way it was about corona, because they have given up masks long ago. They just simply didn´t see the difference with throwing it to my side and giving it to my hand even if I reached towards it. Weird thing to stick to my mind but I like people that work in grocery stores in Finland.

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Santtu Viljami Räsänen

​​For me it happened in Croatia. There people seem to not care about the emplyees of supermarkets or grocery stores in general. Not a single cashier said greetings to me or try to talk to me even in Croatia and no locals tried to make small talk with cashiers. I understand that and if it is normal there I can deal with it. But the biggest problem was when I was being my normal self and said,  ¨thank you can I have a receipt¨ not a single person during my 1 week trip gave it to me to my hand. They threw it to the packing area where my groceries where. And there is no way it was about corona, because they have given up masks long ago. They just simply didn´t see the difference with throwing it to my side and giving it to my hand even if I reached towards it. Weird thing to stick to my mind but I like people that work in grocery stores in Finland.

Mugurel Patrichi2011/16/2022 9:42 PM11/16/2022 9:43 PM
Posted: 11/20/2022 8:48 AM
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  • Joonas Pulkkinen

​Not necessarily a specific situation where someone acted incompetently. But I've worked in an intercultural team where I've had people kind of make assumptions of others based on where they are from. This has lead to isolation in the group and not everyone being involved with the project.​

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Joonas Pulkkinen

​Not necessarily a specific situation where someone acted incompetently. But I've worked in an intercultural team where I've had people kind of make assumptions of others based on where they are from. This has lead to isolation in the group and not everyone being involved with the project.​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/20/2022 8:48 AM11/20/2022 8:48 AM
Posted: 11/20/2022 3:05 PM
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  • Miina-Stiina Tanskanen

​I was spending summer evening with my ​partner and his friends who represent islamic culture. Me and my partner where having a conflict and I was feeling very unconfortable in that environment and ​couldn't endure the burden anymore. That was shown up and all I got was blame for "complaining" just because I am a woman that should keep silen​t in their world. That was totally incompetent toward me who does never have to adapt to "their world". ​​​

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Miina-Stiina Tanskanen

​I was spending summer evening with my ​partner and his friends who represent islamic culture. Me and my partner where having a conflict and I was feeling very unconfortable in that environment and ​couldn't endure the burden anymore. That was shown up and all I got was blame for "complaining" just because I am a woman that should keep silen​t in their world. That was totally incompetent toward me who does never have to adapt to "their world". ​​​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/20/2022 3:05 PM11/20/2022 3:05 PM
Posted: 11/20/2022 7:39 PM
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  • Turtureanu Malina

I had an unpleasant experience in an Erasmus project where we worked together (british, lithuanians and romanians) and at some point a girl from Romania just started to gossip in romanian about everyone in the room with us and we were trying so hard to stop her and translate in english for everyone but we coud not translate all what she was saying because she was very rude. ​

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Turtureanu Malina

I had an unpleasant experience in an Erasmus project where we worked together (british, lithuanians and romanians) and at some point a girl from Romania just started to gossip in romanian about everyone in the room with us and we were trying so hard to stop her and translate in english for everyone but we coud not translate all what she was saying because she was very rude. ​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/20/2022 7:39 PM11/20/2022 7:39 PM
Posted: 11/20/2022 9:41 PM
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  • Ho Bao Cat Anh

I watched a tiktok video of a French content creator who went to a Vietnamese wedding uninvited just because "I accidentally saw it on the street". He even complained that everyone at the wedding was staring at him and wondered why people in the comment section were judging his act.​

Not taking account of him using his white priviledge​, what he did was completely unacceptable in Vietnam. As we always celebrate the wedding with a big party in a restaurant hall, it takes a lot of effort for the preparation: the food, the guest, the costume. Every guest has to dress nicely and gifts the newly wedded some lucky money. He was there in his Hawaii t-shirt and shorts, uninvited and even complained about the staring, which is completely incompetent.

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Ho Bao Cat Anh

I watched a tiktok video of a French content creator who went to a Vietnamese wedding uninvited just because "I accidentally saw it on the street". He even complained that everyone at the wedding was staring at him and wondered why people in the comment section were judging his act.​

Not taking account of him using his white priviledge​, what he did was completely unacceptable in Vietnam. As we always celebrate the wedding with a big party in a restaurant hall, it takes a lot of effort for the preparation: the food, the guest, the costume. Every guest has to dress nicely and gifts the newly wedded some lucky money. He was there in his Hawaii t-shirt and shorts, uninvited and even complained about the staring, which is completely incompetent.

Mugurel Patrichi2011/20/2022 9:41 PM11/20/2022 9:41 PM
Posted: 11/22/2022 12:14 AM
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  • Dlomen Roshni Victorina

​yes I witness it everyday by no less than 3 people! To put it mildly it appears that immaturity, the astonishing level of overconfident obliviousness to being mindful of what one says and does is termed as insensitive behaviour or not, despite studying about it. It seems people can literally fail to recognise when you are in a multicultural environment the professional behaviour is neutrality because that is being respectful to others choices and backgrounds.

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Dlomen Roshni Victorina

​yes I witness it everyday by no less than 3 people! To put it mildly it appears that immaturity, the astonishing level of overconfident obliviousness to being mindful of what one says and does is termed as insensitive behaviour or not, despite studying about it. It seems people can literally fail to recognise when you are in a multicultural environment the professional behaviour is neutrality because that is being respectful to others choices and backgrounds.

Mugurel Patrichi2011/22/2022 12:14 AM11/22/2022 12:14 AM
Posted: 11/22/2022 8:28 PM
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  • McDonald Shevaughn Fizstroy

Having lived in Japan for the past 6 years, I have come to understand that the Japanese do not prefer to be presented with food that has been pre-touched ​nor foods that are not individually wrapped. I have seen first hand where this was an issue where someone from a foreign culture, who thought that it was a nice thing to to present a can of cookies was not aware of the unwritten cultural norm of how the Japanese prefered to be presented with gifts of this nature. The situation was awkward because on one hand, someone was showing a good gesture, but on one hand the norms of the Japanese clashed with the gesture.

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McDonald Shevaughn Fizstroy

Having lived in Japan for the past 6 years, I have come to understand that the Japanese do not prefer to be presented with food that has been pre-touched ​nor foods that are not individually wrapped. I have seen first hand where this was an issue where someone from a foreign culture, who thought that it was a nice thing to to present a can of cookies was not aware of the unwritten cultural norm of how the Japanese prefered to be presented with gifts of this nature. The situation was awkward because on one hand, someone was showing a good gesture, but on one hand the norms of the Japanese clashed with the gesture.

Mugurel Patrichi2011/22/2022 8:28 PM11/22/2022 8:28 PM
Posted: 11/22/2022 11:12 PM
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  • Soman Archana

When I was at my husband's office party, I hand-feed my child and myself instead of a spoon and fork. Most of them who are not from my region looked at it as a weird habit to use their hands to eat. But in my country, we mostly use our hands to eat our food(rice or bread).​​

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Soman Archana

When I was at my husband's office party, I hand-feed my child and myself instead of a spoon and fork. Most of them who are not from my region looked at it as a weird habit to use their hands to eat. But in my country, we mostly use our hands to eat our food(rice or bread).​​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/22/2022 11:12 PM11/22/2022 11:12 PM
Posted: 11/28/2022 12:03 AM
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  • Anni Hirvonen

I have lived in a family centered way of life and it is vastly preferred  among the community. For example I come from small village from northern Finland and the community looks after another, especially coming to older age. I have noticed that people live more independently here in Tampere and I had to change my way of living and it was hard at first.​

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Anni Hirvonen

I have lived in a family centered way of life and it is vastly preferred  among the community. For example I come from small village from northern Finland and the community looks after another, especially coming to older age. I have noticed that people live more independently here in Tampere and I had to change my way of living and it was hard at first.​

Mugurel Patrichi2011/28/2022 12:03 AM11/28/2022 12:03 AM
Posted: 12/2/2022 11:34 PM
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  • IACOB I. STELIANA-IRINA

I didn't witness this myself, but a friend of mine did, so I will relate to what I have been told. The setting was the public transportation.  As romanians, the goal of public transport controllers is to catch someone without a ticket so they can fine them.  So they did, but the behavior was not competent at all. A bunch of guys (surely from another country, probably in Erasmus, because they were clearly speaking another language) had the tickets but they did not know that they had to compose it. Bcause of this, when the controllers came, they  fined the guys and spoke to them in a very rude and unpolite way. The guys did not know what was happening because the controllers did not know English so..."thanks" to a lady in the bus, they have been translated in English what the situation was about...in any case, I think that the controllers must have first warned them about it, and only after to fine them, considering that they bought the tickets, so there was the intention of paying  and not using the transportation illegaly.

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IACOB I. STELIANA-IRINA

I didn't witness this myself, but a friend of mine did, so I will relate to what I have been told. The setting was the public transportation.  As romanians, the goal of public transport controllers is to catch someone without a ticket so they can fine them.  So they did, but the behavior was not competent at all. A bunch of guys (surely from another country, probably in Erasmus, because they were clearly speaking another language) had the tickets but they did not know that they had to compose it. Bcause of this, when the controllers came, they  fined the guys and spoke to them in a very rude and unpolite way. The guys did not know what was happening because the controllers did not know English so..."thanks" to a lady in the bus, they have been translated in English what the situation was about...in any case, I think that the controllers must have first warned them about it, and only after to fine them, considering that they bought the tickets, so there was the intention of paying  and not using the transportation illegaly.

Mugurel Patrichi2012/2/2022 11:34 PM12/2/2022 11:34 PM
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