10 Things You Can’t Get Used To Even If Living In The USA For Many Long Years Translate

8 months ago · Marta · 0 Comment
Categories: Inspiration · Lifehacks     Tags: Weird · Strange · Habbits · Unusual · Get Used To · Usa · The States
Hello, everyone! I am called Karina and I’ve been living in the USA for almost 5 years already - neither a long, nor a short time. For the biggest part of my life I have been living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I came to the USA when my husband was transferred to work in Seattle. Until I moved, I was not realizing that the USA is so different country in terms of culture and mentality. Today I can say I love some of the things in this country, but others I find strange. Check the American habits that I find strange.

1. It Is 5 Am - Wake Up for Work

1. It is 5 am - wake up for work

Americans head to work at 6-7 a.m. but that is not because they wanted to. Rather, it is a habit. Their workday starts at 6 a.m. and they can get off by 2 p.m. This leaves them with plenty of time for family or hobbies in the afternoon.

3. Let's Handshake The USA Way

3. Let's handshake the USA way

A firm handshake in the USA says a lot about your self-confidence and reliability. At first, I couldn’t understand why they hold my hand so tightly when greeting me. Later I asked my local friends about it. Still, despite the fact that I know the reason, I have to remind myself to do it whenever I attend official meetings, “Karina, give a firm handshake.”

4. Same Shoes At home And Outside

4. Same shoes at home and outside

Americans do not take off their shoes – they go on the street and then inside the house. That is a habit that we do not have at home – in my country when someone enters a home, he or she definitely takes off one’s shoes.

Bonus: Going Crazy On sale

Bonus: Going crazy on sale

Russians also love big discounts, but Americans are crazy with them – sales, deals, discounts, bonus programs... from various stores and shops. The Black Friday is the big thing here when people wait overnight at the shop entrances for some good deals.

Now it is your turn. Let us know which customs of other countries surprise you?

Preview photo credit Violet & Daisy / Magic Violet GreeneStreet Films 

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