I saw this post about How to piss off a brazilian and , i dont agree on all points. So, i have decided to make my own cute and brilliant list! Of course its my opinion, things that i see around and you dont need to agree with me.
As a brazilian i must say that i barely get offended or pissed, i always try to answer with a smile in my face. But not all brazilian people are like Im hehe
- How come you dont like football, you are brazilian!
I do like football, i love, actually. But not all brazilians does. And believe me, its quite normal.
- So, do you dance samba?
To be a black brazilian girl many times means that i know how to dance samba. What makes me really pissed, since lot of people just come to me and even before ask my name, they ask me to dance for them. D A N C E for them. They probably picture me using all the carnival costumes and smilling while i dance.
- All the girls are slutty.
Definitely one of the worse things ever. I have been travelling a lot alone and as soon as you introduce yourself as brazilian, men start to talk bullshit. Its about respect. If you are not sure that the girl you are talking is a prostitute, dont offer money or invite her for a “party”.
- Brazil its a wild country. You have monkeys all around the streets.
No, we dont. You will not see monkeys, lions, giraffes around. If you want to live the wild way of life,go
to Africa Amazon.
- But, you are white!
Im not white, but someone asked it to a friend. Yes, we have white people in Brazil. And couple of blue too. We are multicultural, so, you are gonna meet lot of different people around there!
- Suggest Argentina is better.
Not for us. We are better than Argentina in many aspects. Even Pelé is better than Maradona. I prefer to do not talk about Messi.
- How come do you speak english?
My friend, we have schools in Brazil. And we can learn other languages as well, even chinese. Surprised? We have a nice and cute accent, please dont mock us!
- Brazil is not just favelas. Or just Rio de Janeiro.
Usually people thinks that there are favelas all around Brazil. People thinks that we have favelas in every corner just like they be surprised when i say that im not from Rio. Hey, we have 26 states, try to visit a different place than Rio! I can give you a lits, if you want!
- Brazilian people are not punctual.
Im sorry, but im extremely punctual. Always. I hate to be late. And i get extremely mad when someone tells me “Wow, you are in time!”. For almost all brazilians, to be late like 10-20 for a meeting or a date is okay. So, if you are going to Brazil, be ready.
- Do you like that song “Ai se eu te pego”?
Oh mai, we have such nice singers/songs, but we export the worse. Again, opinion is something really particular and i respect that. Sometimes try to introduce some good/quality music to my friends and a couple got surprised. I know im not the best, since i love the 80’s. But i know what is good and definitely is not Michel Teló.
I will keep this post update, since im pretty sure that i will think out more stuff!
To illustrate, i must use this happy picture of me, in Helsinki, eating a deilcious brazilian meal and drinking guaraná!