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    sugar, it isn't just this thread. and yes, I'm cranky.
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    And you don't "get" a car when you turn 16. You're eligible to drive one though.
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    Although that would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I find things like Bullfighting and Running of the Bulls disgusting, and can't believe people actually participate in them...at least VD and Halloween are harmless, and full of candy.

    Every country has fucked up shit, but for some reason US is the Devil's hell hole.
    did you even read the OP? most of those posts were lighthearted and funny. it's about things they find weird about america, things that are different and idiosyncratic. you're seriously overreacting.

    example 1: (this one pokes fun at both the poster's own country, the UK, and the US)


    Choice. Buying a sandwich was utterly bewildering the first few times.
    For example, in the UK a typical exchange between me and sandwich guy might go like this over the period of 30 seconds:
    Me: “Can I have a ham sandwich please”
    SG: “White or brown?”
    Me: “Brown”
    SG: “Any salad or sauces?”
    Me: “Lettuce and mayo please”
    SG: “Here you go. That’ll be £15 million, and your car and your house.”
    Similar exchange in the US, over ten minutes:
    Me: “Can I have a ham sandwich please”
    SG: (over-enthusistically) “Sure thing, Sir! Which of these two thousand varieties of bread would you like today?” (None of which qualify as bread, but that’s another subject…)
    Me: “Oh, er, not sure really. That one please”
    SG: “Sure! That’s a multi-grained-crap-tasting-full-o-sugar-shit-fest-foot-long-sub-roll. Do you want enough ham to sink a battleship, or would you prefer just enough to make you shit like a bear for an entire week?”
    Me: “Erm, I’ll go for merely enough to induce meat-sweats for 8 hours, thanks”
    SG: “What kind of cheese are you after?”
    Me: “What have you got?”
    SG: “Montery Jack, Jack-o-Lantern, Jack of all Trades, Tastes of Jack Shit, Chilli-Jack, Rubbery-Jack and Jackie Chan.”
    Me: “No Cheddar then. I’ll go for Monterey Jack”
    SG: “Gherkins Pickles?”
    Me: (confused and overwhelmed by all the choice) “Can I just have the sandwich now?”
    SG: “Sure! I just need to know what else you want on it. Jalapenos?”
    Me: (exasperated): “No, thanks but re…”
    SG: “…Olives? Cucumber? Lettuce? Relish?”
    Me: (eyes glazed over): “No, thank you, it’s fine as it is”
    SG: “Toasted, roasted, basted? Mayo, coleslaw, salt or pepper?”
    Me: “No, thank you, really, the sandwich is fine as it is, please can I have it now before I starve to death?”

    SG: (confused) “Sure thing! Here you go. That’ll be $0.000000001 please”
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    I was replying to another member with that post, and to a few others with my first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I was replying to another member with that post, and to a few others with my first post.
    sure. but regarding what you also said in reply to mel:

    My neighbors are from South Africa and she complained how much she hates Halloween and they don't celebrate it where she is from, and other things she hates here. I asked her if she doesn't like our customs, why the fuck did she move here?
    having been an expat in many countries, and having been friends with many american expats in other countries, do you think americans living abroad don't complain about the customs and things that are different in the country they're living in? ALL expats do that. when i was living in chile, we'd get together and if there weren't any chileans around (ok, and sometimes even if there were), conversations would turn into massive bitchfests about things in chile that annoyed us, from the obsessive catholicism to the incredibly bad service to the horrible accent and stupid words they used and how everyone is at least an hour late to everything. and how you can't order dessert anywhere because their sweets are so sweet they would put even a non-diabetic person in a diabetic coma. you can't order natural fruit juices either because they add a ton of sugar to those too. oh, and the horrible fashion (chile is the land where mullets never went out of style, to name but one of the many things wrong with how people dressed).

    i don't know if you've ever lived abroad but trust me, it's what expats do. it doesn't matter where they're from. and yet, they're all living in chile or whatever other country we're talking about. it doesn't mean we don't like/love other aspects of it but people always compare where they are to where they're from and moan about the things they miss, and laugh about the things they find weird/funny. that't no reason to get all tea party and xenophobic about foreigners and basically say 'love it or leave it'. please. i recommend going abroad and you'll realise that it happens all over the world, and americans are just as bad at complaining about things they don't like about the foreign countries they live in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    did you even read the OP? most of those posts were lighthearted and funny. it's about things they find weird about america, things that are different and idiosyncratic. you're seriously overreacting.

    example 1: (this one pokes fun at both the poster's own country, the UK, and the US)
    I think it probably started lighthearted with the OP, which I found very illuminating, and then went south. Every country has its ups and downs, no doubt.

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    oh, the tax thing is the same in canada. and i complained about it when i lived there too. it is fucking annoying. so much easier if you just make the price the actual price, no surprises when you go to pay.

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    Every country has its ups and downs, no doubt.
    my point exactly.
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    you guys can't figure out taxes?
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    please, they can't even figure out ice cubes
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    please, they can't even figure out ice cubes
    OMG that is one thing i complained about when living in europe. i drink a coke like once every 3 months but every once in a while i get a hankering for coke zero and i have to have it with lots of ice. in europe, most places will bring you a fairly cold coke and a glass, maybe a wedge of lemon. but NO FUCKING ICE. and if you ask for ice, they give you the bitchy side-eye and bring you one dainty little ice cube that melts the second it hits your drink. and everyone knows coke is a drink you have to drink with ice.

    on the other hand, i find it weird that in the US they bring you water with 50 thousand fucking ice cubes in it and it's so cold it freezes your brain and all your vital organs. i like my water room temperature or just a little cold.
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    So what is the deal with Europe and the lack of ice. Or is it a preference to warm drinks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    do you think americans living abroad don't complain about the customs and things that are different in the country they're living in?
    But in fairness, if and when an American travels overseas and gripes about another country, people give them plenty of shit about not assimilating and being so closed-minded as to think that all countries are like the U.S. The reverse is tolerated and understood as acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    I didn't read that shit. If EVERYGODDAMNTHING here offends your delicate fucking sensibilities so fucking much, don't visit. Yes, ALL assholes the whole world over live HERE. People are fat and stupid - and all fat and stupid people live here. Sodas are everywhere and they are cheap... egads! We grow fruits and vegetables that taste like ass - get yours in an actual 3rd world. Jebus, the American bashing lately is seriously getting "on my tits" - there maybe everyone not American can understand that.
    Try being German for a day, then get back to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    So what is the deal with Europe and the lack of ice. Or is it a preference to warm drinks?
    It's an attempt to get around the BTU tax.

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