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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  14/ABR/2010 1:27 PM
Assunto:  Preenchimento
Mensagem:  Thanks for sharing, Fran.

It surprises Americans how easily Latins (Portuguese and Spanish speakers as well) ask personal questions.  They can say we are "fechados", but we like our privacy.  My theory is "If people want me to know something, they will tell me."  I do not ask about finances, ex-wives, failed marriages, if they have tried page 147 of the Kama Sutra, religion, etc.  In response to personal questions, I often ask them, "Why would you ask me such a personal question?"  Suddenly the shoe is on the other foot and they must either shut up or explain why they want to know something that is none of their business.  In response to a battery of questions, I often ask if I need my lawyer.  Well, I don´t want to say anything incriminating, do I?  LOL

I don´t think anyone has asked me what I was going to do in the bathroom.  Thanks for preparing me.  If the question is asked, I think I will respond in the most graphic, vulgar fashion imaginable, complete with 3 x 5 color photos with arrows and diagrams.  LOL

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Preenchimento  –  Gissele  13/ABR/2010, 11:32 PM
Preenchimento  –  mano  14/ABR/2010, 10:48 AM
Preenchimento  –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 12:52 PM
Preenchimento  –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 1:00 PM
Preenchimento  –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 1:10 PM
another one (Preenchimento)  –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 1:16 PM
another one (Preenchimento)  –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 3:24 PM
 Preenchimento  –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 1:27 PM
Preenchimento  –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 1:54 PM
Preenchimento  –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 8:51 PM
Preenchimento  –  What about  15/ABR/2010, 9:59 AM
Preenchimento  –  Fran  15/ABR/2010, 2:55 PM

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