What are some cultural faux pas in Australia?

By: | Post date: March 11, 2017 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Australia

Originally Answered:

What are some major social faux pas to avoid when visiting Australia?

Sitting in the back seat of a cab. I occasionally see Indian cab drivers unaware of the unspoken egalitarian norm here, hurrying to clear their crap from the front seat. But by default, if you sit in the back seat of a cab, you are taken as treating the cab driver as the Hired Help.

And yes, the cab driver is the hired help. But woe betide you if you actually act like it.

Answered 2017-03-11 · Upvoted by

Peter Baskerville, Australian citizen. Lived here for over 50 years.

One Comment

  • John Cowan says:

    Of course, here in Rightpondia you are taken as treating the driver as your Next Victim. Unless the backseat is full. Of course, the driver may be an undercover cop, but apparently not often enough: assaulting a taxi (or bus) driver gets the same punishment as kidnapping (without murder) or rape, which is up to 25 years in prison.

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