Unformatted text preview: we were dancing that Jessica has no idea how to dance to the music of my culture. Although Jessica was eager to learn she felt left out because everyone else knew how to dance and she felt like she was an outcast. Jessica invited to a birthday party and she told me to be there at 8:00 pm sharp. People of my culture are polychromic so I did not show up until about 9. Jessica was upset because I was late, and I was upset because I didn’t think I was late. It is normal in my culture to show up at least an hour late. The difference here is that Jessica’s culture is based on monochronic time. This situation bothered both of us and this affected the way that we communicated the rest of the night....
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- Fall '08