Here is the case: This past Sabbath, at an ashkanazi synagogue, a sephardi comes to pray. This is the synagogue that he normally attends (there are about 20 within 1 sq mile).
He prays with the minyan even though its not his custom, he davens the ashkanazi shomeneh esrai, with the ashkanazi order of the tfilot...
When it comes time to get an alyah, or to say kaddish, he uses the sephardi versions (of both).
This is confusing to me. Normally I would just ask him, but this time, I can't.
Why would he do this? Why would he pick and choose which tfilot he prays with which minhag?