The human species I was sent out to study is rather strange. I was faced with a new, at least to me, concept of "showing respects". As you already know, the former president of the country I reside in passed away, and the entire country is formally in state of mourning.
My kindergarden teacher (they call them university professors here - things are very different from those @ home) asked us to show respect to the passed away president with one minute of silence (wtf?!). Yeah, I know, my thoughts exactly. I don’t know how that helped. I’ll explore this concept further and report at a later date.
On this same thought, I have been thinking… When George W. Bush dies, they’ll have to import people to will pay respect. Possibly from Mars or Venus.