BuzzFeed Brasil explained Brazilian customs to their colleagues in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and asked them to write the first thing that crossed their minds. Thirteen people replied. This is what they said:
1.Sometimes Brazilians take two showers a day. What do you think about that?
2.Almost everyone in Brazil brings a toothbrush and a toothpaste with them everywhere they go and they brush their teeth at work after lunch. Is that weird to you?
3.Brazilian couples sit side by side at restaurants. Thoughts?
4.Brazilians never touch their food: they always use napkins. And they eat pizza with knife and fork. What's the deal with that?
5.Brazilians always refer to each other by their first names — including the president! How do you feel about that?
6.Brazilians wipe their asses and throw the toilet paper in a little bin next to the loo. Does that sound crazy to you?
7.Brazilians have 30 days of paid vacation leave and more than 10 days of national holidays a year. Tell me how you feel about that.
8.Avocado is eaten as a fruit in Brazil. With sugar and all. WTF???
9.If a Brazilian is throwing a party and tells people to arrive at 9 PM, they'll arrive at least 2 or 3 hours later. And everyone thinks that's perfectly normal, including the party host. How does that sound to you?
10.Brazilians often finish texts and emails with "kisses" or "hugs", even when talking to people they've never met in person. Is that OK with you?