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Realtors: Have You Embraced a Culturally Diverse Clientele?
As an immigrant to the United States at the age of 15, I learnt that I was indeed welcomed here with open arms. No one made fun of my thick accent. No one ridiculed my cultural idiosyncrasies, or the many words that seemed entirely out of line. Take for example the time I told my American friends: “I’ll be back within twenty minutes. I’ll just go take a quick douche and get ready”. “Douche” in Romanian means shower. That’s what I thought I was saying…
There are several Romanian words that sound entirely inappropriate for the “G” rated blog here. Suffice it to say, that I’ve made every cardinal language mistake in my “Americanization” process, and I’ve learnt the rules the hard way.
Back to my story… The wonderful thing about America is that it embraces all of its people. I felt accepted here and I consider this country my true Mother, the one who raised me.
There are many possible reasons for my affinity for diversity. Perhaps it’s my wonderful adoption process in America, or maybe my nomadic habits (I travel a lot), or perhaps it’s just my innate curiosity. The ... more
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