Looking for an AskMe post about question asking culture in North America January 8, 2019 11:00 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a post in AskMetafilter that happened within the last year or so, I'm pretty sure. The poster had moved recently to somewhere in Canada or the northern U.S. from elsewhere in North America and was dismayed to find that people there seemed to only talk about themselves and never ask questions of others. The post got lots of replies and the consensus seemed to be that it was a cultural difference within certain areas in North America regarding whether it was considered polite to ask questions when meeting someone new. Anybody remember this one? I've tried searching for all the terms I could think of.
posted by Brain Sturgeon to MetaFilter-Related at 11:00 AM (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I remember it, I think it was about New England or, more specifically, Boston.
posted by bondcliff at 11:09 AM on January 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

Was it this one? A search for "conversation question self" hit on one of the comments.
posted by yuwtze at 11:33 AM on January 8, 2019 [2 favorites]

I remember it, I think

posted by EndsOfInvention at 11:55 AM on January 8, 2019 [9 favorites]

Aren't your from the UK? You just slightly offended me so now you're going to feel shame for the rest of your life.

More so.
posted by bondcliff at 11:57 AM on January 8, 2019 [2 favorites]

oh no
posted by EndsOfInvention at 11:58 AM on January 8, 2019 [4 favorites]

yuwtze, that the one! Thank you!
posted by Brain Sturgeon at 12:26 PM on January 8, 2019 [2 favorites]

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