Ten commandments for Ambassadors

This advice was brought to the board meeting in July 2012 from the old archives of Austin friendship Force.

  1. Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home, for thou left thy home to find them different.

  2. Thou shalt not take anything too seriously...for a carefree mind is the beginning of a joyful experience.

  3. Thou shalt not let the other ambassadors get on thy nerves, for thou art paying out good money to have a good time.

  4. Remember thy passport so that thou knowest where it is at all times, for a person without a passport is a person without a country.

  5. Blessed is he who can say "thank you" in any language, for it should be worth more to him than tips.

  6. Blessed is he who can make change in any language - for lo, he shall not be cheated.

  7. Thou shalt not worry. He that worrieth hath no pleasure, and few things are ever fatal.

  8. Though shall do somewhat as the natives do; if in difficulty, thou shalt use thy common sense and friendliness.

  9. Though shalt not judge the people of a country by one person whom thou hast had trouble.

  10. Remember thou art a guest in the land; yea, he that treateth his host with respect shall be treated as an honored guest.