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Ask a Hispanic anything and they will not say no.  They will say yes. How many times I’ve heard them say, “Yeah, I’ll be there,” and they never show up.  There you are waiting for them and when you ask them why they didn’t show up they will make up an excuse.  There’s something about saying “no” that is unattractive to a Hispanic.  It’s disloyal to say “no,” even if you don’t mean to say “yes.”  Saying “no” tells the other person that you don’t care about them and Hispanics are social beings that derive much of their energy and life from their interaction with others.  We do things in a group. Next time you ask a Hispanic something be aware that a “yes”, does not mean “yes.” A “yes” means “maybe,” “no,” or “yes.”  Hey, don’t complain, at least they are loyal and don’t make you feel bad by saying “no.”

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If you are a Hispanic you can’t run away from them.  They are in your living room every day.  They are dramatic. They bring families together: mom, grandma, children, neighbors, grandma and even dad. Yes, I said dad.  Hispanics soap operas have more drama than real life.  Their plots are predictable: betrayal, infidelity, cruelty, rags to riches, and in the end a “happily-ever-after.”  The “novelas” don’t last as long as the English ones because as Hispanics we need them to end.  The drama can’t go on forever. You can’t scream at the TV for ever without losing your sanity.  Each episode leaves you hanging and the previews for the next episode is the hook to keep you watching night after night.  You will be there the next day even if you are “macho” man.  This reminds me of my sister’s husband one night we were visiting them.  I asked about him and she said that he was in the room watching a “novela.”  Actually, she made a reference to his masculinity when describing what he was doing.  I know for a fact,  Hispanics like to watch “novelas,” even men. I have proof. I know myself. 🙂 

 

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If you call a Hispanic “Hispanic” you might get the response, “You mean Latinos. Hispanics are from Spain. We are Latinos.”  In your mind  you’re thinking, “Hispanics = Spanish Speakers,” but in their minds it is “Hispanics= people from Spain.”  Of course, you can still argue with them and try to make them see your point of view and even let them know that technically a “Latino” is someone who is “Latin” and that would make the person, well, maybe Italian.  Don’t even try to get into the history of Linguistics because you might end up in a fight.  Take my word and just say, “Latinos.”  By the way, don’t call everyone that speaks Spanish  “Mexican” or say that they speak “Mexican,” unless you are willing to die an early age.

 

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