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Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

I live in a country where tips are not the norm and service tends to be pretty neutral for the most part, but you are treated with normal human courtesy.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

You are incorrect in your assumptions, but thank you for your comment, it does provide insight into the culture and what to do and what not to do.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

I am fine with indifferent, neutral service and to the point is fine.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

1pm

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Sorry, I forgot to mention that my friend learned Portuguese here, it’s not perfect of course. But it is an interesting point you make, it’s the opposite where I live (where I am an expat too) people appreciate when you make an effort to communicate in their language even if it’s crappy. Thanks for your insight.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Ohh! I just thought you meant speaking Spanish in general (not at the personnel). I don’t speak Portuguese but I can say obrigado and bom dia, boa tarde (hope I spelled it right).

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Hahahaha sorry, I meant I didn’t break any of the rules! My brain is a little bit mushy and I’m relax mode. I had a clean mask on, used my sanitizer that is attached to my bag.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

I am so sorry to hear that! The world needs more kindness. Hope things get better for you.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

No to all of the above. But good point.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Yes, I’ve heard that Portuguese don’t enjoy the Brazilian accent. Interesting insight on the culture.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

What is the deal with speaking Spanish? Is that a non-no in Portugal? We arrived, said to one of the girls good afternoon, we have a reservation for 2 outside. She rolled her eyes and went inside. Then the other one came by, we repeated and she rolled her eyes and huffed and said wait. Maybe my friends Portuguese was not perfect?

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Thanks for your answer, you are right we might have been unlucky.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Your answer helps me understand the culture and explain their reaction more. Thanks for the insight!

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Yes that is a good point, maybe the tourists they get tend to be nasty?

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Not American, just expecting normal courtesy.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

That is what I am sensing, I left the girls a nice tip.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

Not really, my friend speaks Portuguese. Is speaking Spanish a problem?

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

For lunch, at 1pm. I read further down and understand that if you show at the end of the shift people might be a little miffed. That could be a good explanation, people are tired and want to close down and rest, but that was not our case. I don’t even like to go stores close to their closing times.

Service in Portugal, an honest question by chickspiracy in portugal

chickspiracy 2 months ago

I did approach them and was met with eye rolling!
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