I flew to California this summer to visit a friend and see what life is like in the USA. Well I can tell you, the Americans do have some strange habits!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Californian lifestyle, that’s why I’m still here, but for a culture that I thought would be so similar to the Northern European one, there are definitely some interesting and often funny differences!
I still don’t know what to answer when the cashier at my local supermarket asks me ‘hi, how are you?’ (does she care? should I tell her about my busy day?) Or where that nice restaurant is when they tell me ‘it’s just 2 miles away’ (how far was a mile again??).
This article offers the perfect list of things Europeans just find a little bit strange about life in America…
Things Europeans find strange about America
No matter how many times a European visits the States, there are some Americanisms that Europeans simply cannot get used to.
13. The insane range of options
The average European will walk out of the average American supermarket or deli utterly bewildered by the array of choices they just witnessed. There’s an entire aisle for soda? A dozen brands of milk? How many flavors of chips?