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message 1: by Eric (last edited Jan 28, 2008 04:39AM) (new)

Eric (ERCohen) | 7 comments I don’t know have you ever been abroad or not? But as far as i could find it is a bit hard. Why? I will tell. You have to adapt yourself with a wide verity of rules that it would seem strange at the first step. For example, Here , in Iran , you will find paradox between words and acts. They want to show you how much they are religious but you can find the best brands of spirits in the black markets. I ‘m sure you know , it is forbidden in Islam. But , totally they behave so friendly toward strangers


message 2: by Taylor (new)

Taylor standards are good but double standards are better - isn't it?




message 3: by Hazel (new)

Hazel | 1 comments It's about being street wise, and blend in with your clients and countries you visit. You do not expect the same as when your home, do you?


message 4: by Eric (new)

Eric (ERCohen) | 7 comments dear Hazel , i totaly agree with you but there is some thing that we can't deny it ... they tell us that we are trying to save our customs but in act what you can see ? i swear the vast majority of people who i can see in street , or everywhere , they are crazy for living in USA but they never want to try for building this area.
can you get what i m saying ?


message 5: by Eric (new)

Eric (ERCohen) | 7 comments dear Taylor that's correct ... double standards are good for example take a look please to these pictures from my weblog ...this doll with another 8 students of her classmates were is a class in a village close to Shiraz which is one of the bigest city in iran after Tehran. in The last winter they have a heater which works by oil and one day suddenlly the heater exploded and result... look ..it is just because of poverty not in financial but in............
can you understand what her moma feel when she clean her wounds?
http://www.persianblog.ir/posts/?webl...
take look if you can


message 6: by Eric (new)

Eric (ERCohen) | 7 comments don't forget when you want to open this page , first turn down your pc's sound :)


message 7: by Eric (new)

Eric (ERCohen) | 7 comments Did You visit that link? visit is and tell me what you think about ?


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