Monday, 5 December 2016

Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

One of the first lessons I learned upon arrival in Australia was not to take myself too seriously.  Coming from America, we tend to be a little more uptight.  We don't even know it but it's in our general culture.  Australians enjoy 'ripping' people off, and that's not stealing it's giving one a good natured well intended hard time.  Aussies will tell you that if they're not giving you a hard time, that's when you need to be worried.  It's part of friendships here.  It took me a little while but I really do enjoy the humour here and actively engage in the banter.