You will be surprised the habits and traditions of the people of this country
Every nation in the world has its own characteristics, which are absolutely normal and common, but if their environment gets person of another nationality, he may be very surprised at the habits and traditions of the people of this country, because they do not coincide with his own conception of life.
You can learn 9 national habits and peculiarities of people of zhivushih Austria, which will help you better understand the people of this country.
They drink water from the tap
Tap water is the pride of the Austrians and their “white gold”. It flows from mountain springs and 36 hours without the use of pumps supplied into a vein. The city has many columns, where you can drink the water, and in summer on the streets set-up more mobile units. However, in almost any café if you ask for water, you can not refuse, not to mention the fact that it is traditionally served with coffee.
They respond to a text message only three days
“Keep it coming” — about the works of Austrian (and German too) the youth, if you are going to get a date with any person. After taking the phone number, they don’t call. Neither on the first day. Or second. Only on the third day, according to the unwritten rule of etiquette, you can write SMS. To get started is to choose a neutral theme, avoiding a hint of sympathy. According to the law of this game, the recipient does not have to answer immediately and also waiting for three days. How to assure local, you can’t just throw a person with their confessions, should go towards each other in small steps (but particularly risky reduce this period to two days — incredible courage!).
They mailed Bank cards and passwords to them
Austrian post — the well-adjusted mechanism, which is very rarely crashes. In the mail there may come a Bank card, the password to her goods from online shop (including IKEA), bills, other important documents. The time of delivery of any letter is usually one day. Moreover, many people clearly know what time the postman comes. If you are expecting a package, with a high probability you’ll get it early in the morning, before the average citizen will go to work.
They kiss with a stranger
At a friendly meeting, even if it was held for the first time, it’s okay to put his arm around her or kiss people. However, the kiss is little like most bilateral contact of the cheeks, which nevertheless expresses the location to the interlocutor. At business meetings decided firmly shake hands with each other regardless of who is in front of you — man or woman.
They pay a tax on dogs
The content of dogs older than three months is subject in Austria to tax. The appearance of the house four-legged pet the owner must register it within 14 days. The annual fee is €72 per animal, and for the second and each subsequent — already €105. Discount is available for certain social categories or if your dog performs special functions, e.g. a watchdog.
They don’t wear fur
Treatment of animals, as is evident from the previous paragraph, in Austria more than anxious. But because wearing fur is not accepted. The coats go mostly elderly ladies, stars of show business and immigrants from the former Soviet Union. All the others think this is animal abuse, preferring coats, outerwear and faux fur. However, with paint cans for the lady in the coat, they are unlikely to pursue, but the disapproving looks she will be provided.
They pay separately on a date
Before you bring the bill (friends or a couple on a date — no matter), the waiter always asks “Together or separately?” And don’t be surprised if a man with a clear conscience will answer: “Separate”. On monetary relations in Austria look different than we do: if a girl allows you to pay for itself, it thus putting themselves below men. However, despite these feminist influences, gentlemen can afford to buy the lady a coffee or a glass of wine.
They ask which area you live
One of the first questions you ask when meeting is “what bezirke (district. — Approx. ed.) you live in?” The answer is immediately possible to conclude what level of life claims the source. For example, among the nicest areas of Vienna, inhabited mostly by the Austrians, was listed 13th. 10, despite the same distance from the center, behind the scenes it is believed the Turkish and the cheapest.
They have a Sunday “off day”
Sunday in Austria — a day of rest and family time, which is why all shops, except a couple of grocery duty, closed. For locals it is absolutely accustomed, moreover, they often say, referring to the sellers that each person this day should be a holiday. If you need the products, take care of this in advance, or at least a snack in a café. As for Sunday shopping, just forget about it, the most of the opportunities and souvenir shops.
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