Years ago, in a small town in Poland, we quickly learned that people there did not smile and greet one another.
Each morning and evening, our mission team made the trek by foot to the church where we were having Vacation Bible School. Excited to be there, excited to be helping, we Americans smiled broadly, calling “Dzień dobry!” (Good day!) to every breathing man, woman, boy and girl we passed. One of our interpreters told us the Polish people just didn’t do that.