Thank you for inviting me to visit Spain, Juan! I have never been out of the United States before!
Of course Melissa! I know you will have a great time here!
¡Hola chicos! ¡Buenos días! (gives kiss on each cheek to Melissa)
When the stranger greets Melissa with a kiss on each cheek, she is noticeably uncomfortable due to the fact that greeting strangers in this way is not familiar in Melissa's private orbit being from the United States.
The milieu of Spain is drastically different from the United States. In the U.S, Melissa is accustomed to greeting people by shaking hands, whereas in Spain, people will greet women with a kiss on each cheek.
That was really weird and uncomfortable. What was that all about?
That's the customary greeting in Spain. Most people are very friendly here.