never heard of the "r" word? it's because it probably doesn't exist where you come from. the "r" word here stands for "rude". rude behavior is a way of life in the dominican republic. here's just one
i pass a fruit vendor cart and stop to purchase a pineapple. no other customers, just me. the vendor selects the pineapple, cuts off the stem, tells me the price and i hand him a bill that needs change.
he's got the pineapple in one hand and the 100 peso bill in the other when a loud shout from just behind me startles him. "give me two of those bananas" makes the vendor stop his transaction with me and focus on the shouter. "no, not that banana, the one next to it".
the vender complies with the shouter's demands takes his money and then goes back to handle my order.
it's as if i simply didn't exist when the shouter arrived.
what accounts for this infantile behavior among dominican adults? are they somehow trained at an early age in how to be inconsiderate to others? who is to blame, the shouter for his rude behavior or the vender for not telling him to wait until he finishes with his customer?
what's your example of rude behavior you have experienced in the dominican republic?