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Unformatted text preview: other. I became confused as well as I was interpreting both messages. My culture is used to talking loudly and not making many hand gestures. Jessica is Italian and her culture uses hand gestures all the time to express their messages. I realized that when I first spoke with her I felt that she was going to hit me with her strong hand gestures. Jessica found it disturbing that sometimes I speak loudly and fast. One day we had lunch at subway to eat sandwiches and I insisted for her to order first. Jessica declined it and it made me upset because I was being polite and wanted her to order first. On top of that I asked her out for lunch and I wanted to pay. When the bill came I pulled out my wallet to pay but Jessica did not want me to pay. It made me feel uncomfortable because she turned down me paying. It is normal for men of my culture to pay a bill especially if he is offering....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course SPEECH 18.5 taught by Professor Flickstein during the Fall '08 term at CUNY Brooklyn.
- Fall '08