Claim our food is not “that” spicy.
An Italian visiting Mexico once dared to say: “We have chiles a lot spicier in Southern Italy.” That was the last thing he said. His throat is still recovering after eating a chile toreado.
Fail to say good morning when you enter an elevator.
You can spit on our shoes — well, no, you can’t really — but we may be less offended than if you enter the elevator without saying buenos días.