Every country has different beliefs and it's something we have to deal with as expats. Since coming to Kuwait I have heard some things that make me shake my head and ask "Are you serious?" I'm sure we all have our own experiences, I will share some of mine and please let me know your experiences.
I've always heard that you shouldn't put ice in your drinks or you will end up sick, that's why they are always asking if you want ice when you get something to drink. I really hate it when I get a warm soda. Yuck!
We have a swimming pool at our school and one of the female staff members told the assistant principal it wasn't a good idea to let the girls swim after the boys have used the pool because they may end up pregnant. Uh? Are you serious?
My sister was told by her ex-in-laws that if a woman sleeps without underwear she will get air in her stomach and have pains. Are you serious?
Any time I end up sick I'm constantly being told to drink lemon or honey as they are supposed to have some type of healing affect of something.
Who eats ketchup with pizza? Who eats pizza with a knife and fork?
Those are just a few off the top of my head, please let me know what you've heard as we can all use a laugh.