The Subtle Aspects of a People

Posted by len on April 24th, 2008

There are some little things that you probably have to live amongst another people to notice.
One of the mostly insignificant, but very real, things I’ve noticed about Portuguese people is their patience waiting for others.
Given that I don’t drive a car, this is mostly about that random person who is standing in your way in the sidewalk.
They don’t see you, they’re looking for someone in the distance, fidgeting with keys in their pocket, or something.
Main thing: They’re in your way, they don’t notice you, and you either have to tap them on the shoulder or just say “com licensa” (excuse me, lemme pass, eh?).
So, this situation happens a lot to me, probably because I’m in a biggish city and I walk everywhere. I’m very impatient and immediately start ‘com licensa-ing’ everyone.
But I’ve noticed Portuguese people just roll with it. They stop, stand there for what seems to me an excruciatingly long time of just letting the ‘blockage’ do whatever they’re doing. Amazing patience.
It’s just their way I guess.

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