Each of us from childhood taught that in public transport it is imperative to give place to elders.
With this gesture, we were supposed to show respect to the grandparents and thank them for all they have done for the younger generation. They are already old and deserve a break, whereas young people are able to stand half an hour, informs Rus.Media.
Of course, we have many people who still prefer not to notice that standing next to an older man. But this rule of etiquette!
As it turned out, such an unwritten rule is valid not in all countries. For example, in Europe, to give place to elder people is not accepted. Moreover, if You do, You could seriously be offended!
The fact that the majority of European grandparents trying to have a sporty lifestyle. They ride bikes, run in the mornings and attend gyms because they want to look good and be healthy.
If you want to give them a place in transport, they’ll see it as a hint that really looks bad…
Therefore, in European countries all the levels in public transport. And if someone is really sick and can’t stand, he’ll just ask to give way. It is not considered shameful or demeaning.
Well, each country has its own traditions and customs.