When do Czechs find it appropriate to say "excuse me"? I have noticed that I say it CONSTANTLY! I even walked into a parking meter the other day, and it automatically came out - "excuse me!" I was more embarassed that I apologized to a hunk of metal than the actual walking into it. Here is when I say "excuse me" - 1)when I need help from someone (i.e. waiter) 2)interrupting someone talking 3)when I walk close to someone in a hall, elevator, or store aisle 4)when I yawn (this also is so automatic, I say it to myself when I yawn alone) 5)when someone else is being rude, like butting in line That's all I can think of at the moment - just curious, because I feel like I have some sort of affliction that causes me to say "excuse me" too often!