posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 11:08 AM
dulce is a very strange area.
but, please keep in mind that the indian culture is quite different than most are used to.
native americans are not gabbers like us other folks.
it is a sign of respect not to interrupt, or dominate a conversation.
your experience with the locals is actually quite normal for any rez., or area with a high native population.
a good example is asking someone for directions.
the usual reply will be a hand point and a responce, like 'it's that way', and no more.
sometimes this attitude seems rude to us because we are used to much more conversation.
when i visit my friends on the navajo rez. it takes me a little while to get used to this.
you can sit around with 5 or 6 people and everyone speaks in turn and does not but in or
interrupt, once someone is done speaking sometimes everyone will just sit there for minutes till the next person begins to speak.
many times if someone does speak out of turn or interrupts everyone will give you the evil eye, like saying,
'how dare you interrupt.
takes a bit of getting used to.