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Subject: proper "gifts" for visit


Posted by scottm
On Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 14:18:00

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i am traveling to brazil (rio, juiz de fora, etc) soon to meet a woman there....i am from the US....

i will be meeting her....her mother, her sister and sister's husband...and the sister's 2 1/2 year old daughter....
i will be spending a couple days in the mother's home during the visit.....but the remaining days will be spent in hotels, etc....

what is the proper "gift giving" custom or expectation for a visitor in brazil??? what is an appropriate gift????
i have heard from a few of my brazilian friends here in the states that items from Victoria's Secret are very popular as these items are not readily available in brazil----is this true???

any assistance is appreciated.
thanks!
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Fernando
On Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 16:15:54

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Bring them dildos and crack cocaine.

If you do, you will get your money's worth from the Victoria's Secret stuff, if you know what I mean.
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by an observer
On Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 17:14:40

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Oh... please!!! ... Show some class. Don't be a pig. Remember, you represent the USA to these people.

Bring a souvenir that is unique to your part of the world (your state, or city). Don't bring erotic underwear to a woman you do not know! You will cause them to think that all men from the USA are presumptuous pigs.
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by braslvr
On Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 17:45:24

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Small things but my friends really like the following because they can't buy them there.(At least not anywhere in the Northeast.)

Smokehouse almonds
Marshmallows (big ones)
regular corn tortillas (not taco shells)
Boboli pizza crust

Of course the favorite is name brand perfume.
I didn't at first understand this because I've seen the same stuff there. Then I looked at the prices. About 3-6 times more expensive than duty-free at the airport, and well out of reach for most Brazilians.
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Taco Bell Brasil
On Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 20:01:39

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You people are something else...

Not even the most passionate of Latin Lovers could dream up this romantic encounter - beautiful Brazilian lady in satin Vitoria Secret's lingerie preparing a "Boboli" pizza before your very eyes. You of course, will be at the kitchen table casually tossing Smokehouse almonds into the air and catching then in you mouth - she of course is giggling with your apparent natural talent. This is only dinner, what will lunch be like when you break into those corn tortillas the next day? The anticipation will be too much... It will just pain you to think of your buddies back home who just ate at Taco Bell. While you, 4000 miles to the south, had a feast for youe eyes as she models the second gift from VS and you have a truly romantic moment sharing a "cheese crisp" and a sideplate of feijoada tacos.

Yep,"StaPuff" the "Marshmallow Man" NEVER had it this good...

You go USA boy...
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by braslvr
On Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 21:10:29

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You've got it all wrong. I would be making the pizza while she nibbled on the almonds. And the toasted marshmallows have melted many a heart...

Somewhat funny post tho.
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Fernando
On Monday, September 02, 2002 at 07:45:31

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I'm telling you people, crack cocaine and dildos are the way to go!
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Bluster
On Monday, September 02, 2002 at 07:47:41

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Fernando,

The quesitons was not what you want for a present...
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Randy
On Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 07:02:55

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These have to have been the funniest posts I have read!!!! Taco Bell Brasil!!! What a riot!!!

Hey Scottm...you should not need to ask us idiots and sarcastic bums what to bring a woman for gifts. I have sent some things to my friends there..things that we have chatted about...(example...we always say "beijo"...so...I sent them a bag of Hershey's Kisses and explained...etc..) Come on man...come up with something yourself!!!

Man...I am still smiling so big!! You guys can really be funny on here!! Thanks for the laugh!!!

RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by scottm
On Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 07:34:20

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i apologize for asking the question!!!
the victoria secret idea was more about the lotions/creams/fragrances than the lingerie....
sorry i wasted everyones time with the question....
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Fernando
On Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 15:39:43

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Read my lips: CRACK COCAINE AND DILDOS!
RE: proper "gifts" for visit
Posted by Tony
On Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 19:47:27

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Fernando is right. Crack cocaine will do it. If you need a supplier call 1-900-HUSTLER. Ask for Pablo Oscobar. He's a good friend of mine.

However, if he doesn't answer, a thoughtful gift that shows you put some time into looking for it will do.

Sorry for the jokes, it's Fernando's fault. He made me laugh.

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