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TIPS FOR LADY MONSTER HUNTERS NO . 12

IN FOREIGN LANDS one must be respectful of the customs of the people , but moreso one must be polite to the staff , since they are the people you will most likely be dealing with most . You must not , for example , cause a Japanese cook to leave the kitchen in a huff after you invade their sacred domain and highhandedly demonstrate how to make a proper cup of tea . It is not appropriate to be rude to people of a lower station , for it shows a total lack of concern to those not born into privilege . Instead , if you must , always approach the foreign staff in a friendly way , neither condescending , nor over friendly , and tell them what you appreciate about their work . If you are a frequent visitor , perhaps bring a gift -- never liquor for it is the bane of the lower classes -- but mystery novels , oscillating fans , shoe horns , writing paper or a capuchin monkey on a leash ( for a woman only ) which are all suitable gifts .

TIPS FOR LADY MONSTER HUNTERS NO . 12