British tourist moved to the US and unwittingly began to study cultural clashes between the two countries. In particular, she singled out two “shitty things” that she talked about on her TikTok page.
In her video, a girl named Becks (@becks.shaw) talked about some of the traditions and habits of Americans, which, in her opinion, “were supposed to be nice”, but turned out to be “a little crappy”.
Firstly, after three months of living in a new country, the British woman was shocked by the level of service in supermarkets. “On the whole,” Becks felt that the supermarket staff would “rather die than actually help you with anything.” She explained that her annoyance does not extend to the service at the restaurant, and also varies “depending on the brand of the chain and the state.”
Secondly, the tourist did not like the smell in the American chain of IHOP pancake restaurants specializing in American breakfast dishes. “I don't have a problem with food, but I don't think you should eat somewhere that smells the same. I don't have kids, but if I had three of them and they lived in the same room together and they were all under four years old, that room would smell like IHOP.”
In turn American tourists harshly criticized the excursion to Buckingham Palace – the residence of the British monarchs, calling it boring and gray – read the details at the link.
Earlier, we wrote about 4 features of an American home that a Russian woman was surprised by when she moved to the USA. This is mainly about “household” differences, such as the size of the kitchen or laundries. The blogger identified the following main features:
- Built-in grinder. “Every kitchen in the US has a food waste disposer in the sink. I have never seen a sink in the kitchen without a grinder, ”said the blogger. According to her, it can also be installed in Russia, but this requires additional work, while in America it is supposed to be “by default”. At the same time, the author finds that “the chopper is a really useful thing.”
- Big kitchen. “In American homes, the kitchens are just grandiose compared to Russian ones,” the blogger assures, adding that people in the United States also like to “gather in kitchens”, moreover, some organize interest clubs in their homes and meetings are held in the kitchen. Another reason is that most Americans shop for groceries days or weeks in advance. “Therefore, every kitchen in the United States has a large refrigerator, and some even separately purchase a freezer and a special cabinet for storing canned food,” the blogger added.
- Bathroom. Her device is also specific. Firstly, a bathroom in American homes is much less common than in Russian ones. “In the US, showering is preferred because it saves time and water. By the way, the American shower is a watering can built into the wall. There is only an opportunity to adjust the direction of the water flow,” the blogger assured. Also associated with the bathroom is the habit of keeping a first aid kit in the bathroom in the nightstand behind the mirror. “It is always located at a sufficient height so that children cannot reach the drugs and harm themselves,” the blogger adds.
- Laundries. But there is usually not enough space in the house for a washing machine, in addition, most people think that maintaining such equipment is quite expensive, the blogger writes. Therefore, “in the basement of every apartment building” there are special laundry rooms. And those living in private homes use laundries in the city to wash and dry personal items. According to the Russian woman, this is “quite inconvenient.”
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