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    Default how can we say excuse me?

    Hi everyone,

    In my culture it's bad to stand or sit in a way so someone is behind you.
    When you have to do that for a short time, I mean when you have to stand or sit in a way with someone behind you, what can you say to excuse? Is it natural to say "sorry for my back"?!

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    Default Re: how can we say excuse me?

    Where are you sitting? I'm not sure I understand the situation. People sit in front of people in a theater or on a bus.

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    Default Re: how can we say excuse me?

    If you are standing in the middle of a circle, having a conversation with several people, and there is a person or standing behind you, you could turn and say, "please excuse my back." This would not be necessary if people are sitting in rows on a bus, a train, a theater, etc.

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