A. Refusal, alternative, reason, goodwill ending
B. Reason, alternative, refusal, goodwill ending
C. Reason, refusal, alternative, goodwill ending
D. Refusal, goodwill ending
E. Refusal, alternative
You enter a meeting with international clients a few minutes after it has started. You
take a seat, accidentally putting your briefcase down with a thump. You have come
directly from a five-hour flight and your back is sore, so you slouch down a bit in your
chair and stifle a yawn. A few people glance at you but say nothing. You notice,
however, that when a discussion starts, you are largely ignored. Chances are, the others
in the room see you in poor light because they are:
A. from a low-context culture.
B. from a medium-context culture.
C. from a high-context culture.
D. from a popular culture.
E. from a vernacular culture.