Annoying Dominican Habits

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many of these I understand and many I do not. I dont think I have used a can opener in 15 years, come to think of it., I dont own a can opener.
 

RDKNIGHT

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You sure have covered a lot of them yes the bag knots are probably the biggest PIA but being married to a Dominican woman you just sort of accept things the way they are. As I’m sure there are things that I do that she finds annoying but stays quiet.
my ex would say me breathing
 
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Manuel01

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Thought I'd start a humorous thread on some little annoying things in Dominican culture or particular to your Dominican GF, wife, worker or husband.

Here are a few of mine:

1. Mixing concrete in the middle of the asphalt road.
2. Opening the orange juice but only pulling the white inner tab partially open (then when I pour is splatters off the tab)
3. Wrapping a napkin around the top of my beer right in front of me so tight I have to shred it to drink the beer. Wasting napkins and wholly unnecessary
4. Never putting the top back on toothpaste
5. Always waiting until something breaks to fix it, even when it is obviously ready to break.
6. Assuming any empty solar means it is available for a garbage dump or for grazing livestock or both
7. Dangerously passing in a tapon only because they must be too important to wait like civilized persons.
8. Fake red and blue police lights in the front of their SUVs - the wannabe VIP syndrome
9. Girls with nice round posteriors wearing lycra so tight it jambs up their butt-crack ( makes for my distracted driving ;) )
10. Men who call themselves mechanics or electricians who only only a hammer, one flat blade screwdriver and a rusty crescent wrench
11. Tightly double knotting the plastic bags in the supermarket so only a super patient person with nimble fingers would take the time to untie them
you made my Day :)
 
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chico bill

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How about asking a Dominican for directions.
If it is further than directly across the street what they tell you is useless. I doubt they know North from South, but it was the same in Puerto Rico.
You think without actual street addresses in most places they would be better at providing directions.
 
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aarhus

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How about asking a Dominican for directions.
If it is further than directly across the street what they tell you is useless. I doubt they know North from South, but it was the same in Puerto Rico.
You think without actual street addresses in most places they would be better at providing directions.
Now you have Google maps, Uber, Waze etc
 

bob saunders

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How about asking a Dominican for directions.
If it is further than directly across the street what they tell you is useless. I doubt they know North from South, but it was the same in Puerto Rico.
You think without actual street addresses in most places they would be better at providing directions.
Everyone knows you make left at Jose's house.
 

DRforme

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Funny that you mentioned #1 about mixing concrete in the middle of the road as my wife just sent me videos of the workers putting the concrete on our roof today. They have a huge cement mixer, motorized concrete elevator, water truck and 4 or 5 pallets of concrete bags along with a huge pile of gravel right in the middle of the road. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I will say watching the whole operation is pretty amazing they certainly have it down to a science.