Good Example of being Russian…

This morning while I was sipping that wonderful cup of coffee and contemplating another cup on this cold and blowy snowy/rainy day. Sveta is at the dentist and that is in the back of my mind as I am having some thinking’s…

Once again that Russian smile comes to mind and it was brought about when I was walking Boza the other day and I saw a couple walking along talking and laughing and heaven forbid smiling…

According to the Western world and the new media, Russians have some sort of illness that makes them never smile. In fact I have seen a new article a week on the subject and sometimes two or three pop up. This is on the main news sites and not some blogger that has nothing better to do… 🙂

This couple was happy and you could tell that they enjoyed each others company very much. Now in Russia people who are close to each other smile and share their feelings. But if you are just someone who they do not know or just see once in awhile, smiles are not forthcoming. Smiles are special and reserved for special…

It was all brought forth full force as I watched some videos from America. The people on the videos were forced smiles and happiness. It was all fake and unbecoming to reality…

That then brought back memories of working in the US and everyday, I had to remind my employees that a happy face is a productive face and when you answer the phone say hello with joy…

I like the Russians, they do not understand false emotions and are confused by those emotions…

A smile is one of the most important things in the world and to toss them around like last weeks leftovers is a mistake. A smile has meaning and should have the power behind that meaning…

This is from someone that grew up with everyone telling him, “SMILE KYLE!” and laughing as they ran away to play… 🙁

I smile when it means something and I smile at Sveta, because she means something to me, just like she smiles back. But the local store personnel gets no smiles and they do not expect a smile/nor give a smile either…

As Sveta would say, “That is just right!”

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: I guess the fact that Russians do not smile as much as Americans is important (?) and the fact that Russia has a thousand times more important things that the Western media should write about is really the most important issue…

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