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Why Turks don’t smile
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1.       si++
3785 posts
 18 Apr 2012 Wed 02:53 pm

A Turkish friend of mine who has lived in the United States for many years once told me an amusing experience of hers. After more than a decade in the land of freedom, she came back to Istanbul for a few weeks. While strolling the streets, she inadvertently smiled at people with whom she came face to face. In return, though, she did not get the polite response that she was used to. Instead, the women she smiled at looked surprised, and worse, the men she smiled at looked aroused.

“I realized that those men took my smile as a sexual hint,” my friend told me. “One of them even began to follow me in a very excited mood!”

Soon, my friend wisely adapted to the Turkish manners: In this country, you don’t smile at strangers. You simply look the other way, and, if you come eye to eye, you try to look tough.

 

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2.       lemon
1374 posts
 18 Apr 2012 Wed 03:37 pm

 

Quoting si++


“I realized that those men took my smile as a sexual hint,” my friend told me. “One of them even began to follow me in a very excited mood!”


 

hahaha! this never can be a problem to me with my very very serious face I wear everyday as if I were depressive forever  opposite, all Turks would run away from Istanbul the day I show up on the street. hahah

3.       deli
5904 posts
 18 Apr 2012 Wed 06:42 pm

This is something I found quite hard to adjust to ,being quite a smiley person I struggled with the fact that I had to stop smiling at people I didnt know , now my laughter lines are decreasing but frown lines are increasing

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4.       lemon
1374 posts
 18 Apr 2012 Wed 09:51 pm

 

Quoting deli

now my frown lines are increasing

I was born with them

 

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5.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 19 Apr 2012 Thu 10:34 am

Few more lines wont hurt.....

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/why-i-am-no-longer-a-christian/

 

For lemon, just so she gives us a 3 hour peace  {#emotions_dlg.alcoholics}

Quoting lemon

 

I was born with them

 

 

 

6.       lemon
1374 posts
 21 Apr 2012 Sat 06:29 am

hey!!!!!!!!

I thought you love me.

Quoting AlphaF

Few more lines wont hurt.....

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/why-i-am-no-longer-a-christian/

 

For lemon, just so she gives us a 3 hour peace  {#emotions_dlg.alcoholics}

Quoting lemon

 

I was born with them

 

 

 

 

 

7.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 22 Apr 2012 Sun 10:48 am

 

Quoting lemon

hey!!!!!!!!

I thought you love me.

 

 

 

You never gave me that ride in the little red car....and now I am too old....)))))

 

8.       Tulip
106 posts
 01 May 2012 Tue 07:04 pm

Interesting post, yes, correct I also find that most Turks have a very serious non smiling face, once you get to know them you learn that they can laugh and smile a lot. It is the opposite of North Americans. But remember when Turks smile it is real which you cannot say from North Americans. ( mostly then).

9.       gokuyum
5050 posts
 01 May 2012 Tue 07:22 pm

We smile if we know you.

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10.       em1390
2 posts
 13 May 2012 Sun 12:24 pm

better to smile to anyone

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