Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In the United States you can

1) Cook a burger in the microware in 40 seconds

2) Turn right when the stoplight is red (it is legal)

3) Pay 89 cents coffee with your credit card without problem

4) Wait in a traffic jam in silence because no one uses the horn

5) Place drying sheets in the dryer to soften your clothes instead of using liquid softener with your wash

6) Have dinner at 5:30 p.m. without anyone telling you that the kitchen is closed (although you will have a hard time finding a place to have dinner after 10 p.m.)

7) Buy the newspaper from a box that gives you access to several copies of the paper, yet each person only removed the copy they paid for

8) Buy practically any product and then return it to receive full cash refund (applicable in most stores) if you feel you don’t like it or you won’t need it anymore

9) Activate the fire alarm by burning a piece of toast

10) Spend hours on the phone with your friends since there are many plans that offer free night and weekends calls

1 comment:

Anton said...

Very keen observations of things that Americans take for granted. These things never seemed that special, or different to me until I traveled internationally.

Just having soap at the sink in a public bathroom was something I took for granted until I went to India, where that was never the case.