Dominicans can sit for hours. They tend to think something is wrong if you aren't sitting. When I arrive at a house; new, old, mine, a friends, I am offered a chair. If I stand up from the chair I am told to sit down. As soon as I get to the house of the girl I walk with in the morning, her neighbor goes to get a chair from inside his house for me to sit in. The is despite the fact that I am already sitting on a decently comfortable ledge.
This used to be frustrating because I actually like standing more than I realized, but I've decided to stop fighting this one as much and just sit in the chairs.