Top 5: USA Pet Peeves
Well this wouldn’t be any fun if I just complained about other countries, So here are five things I don’t like about my own. Number one Excessive Patriotism! I know compared to other countries Americans by default are just more patriotic. however even my country has the crazies. I feel that having pride and like in your country is the normal thing However you should be able to Handle criticism without losing your cool If you’re watching this and you feel this fire burning inside your hearts Then I am probably talking about you. It’s okay! We were never Gonna be friend. I know in your eyes I’m unpatriotic. I am a traitor to America I also know that if I say anything remotely positive about another country you will ask “well if you don’t like America so much then why don’t you just leave!” “I did and I’m enjoying my universal health care!” “Well you pay more taxes!” Actually I pay about the same I just get more free stuff Funny side note: I’ve had my own family members say this to me. Which is both funny and awkward. Seriously, how do some of you still not realize I’ve moved! It’s been 11 years. Do you just think I’m perpetually on vacation in Europe or what I consider myself to be patriotic and I know for many Europeans I fill up thier year’s quota in under an hour However while I do wholeheartedly believe that my country is awesome and the best I recognize we have lots of weeds and lots of problems my love for my country is my opinion, not an idea. And I wish more people recognize this And it’s something I don’t miss number two Commercials if you’ve never watched TV in America. It goes like this: Watch show for five to eight minutes Then commercials for five to eight minutes then repeat till the end those commercials are going to come at the most interesting and dramatic point in the show? And so you are going to feel compelled to sit through the stupid commercials? Just so you don’t miss what happens next and if that’s not bad enough! Those commercials are going to come on 10 times louder than the volume for the show This way your neighbors across the road Will be able to hear them, too That’s not how it’s done here. Some stations don’t even play commercials. It’s amazing you can binge without any type of interruption You don’t need to wait to see what’s happening, because it’s just happening! it’s amazing, so much so, that I only have one complaint And that’s bathroom breaks. You have to plan your bathroom breaks between the hours because you will not get another chance Plan well! if the station has commercials then they come at the end of the show of course That means it’s a 15-minute window where nothing is on But you can change the channel You’ll never have to see commercials. I love it so much. I do not miss commercials I will like being able to watch shows in their entirety without being interrupted number three reality TV Obviously other countries have reality TV However what’s on and considered popular is different. Most of the reality TV. I’ve seen in France revolves around some sort of competition Typically food based competitions The people involved are your normal everyday kind of people. There isn’t excessive hatred towards one another. They don’t break down crying for seemingly. No reason at all No one throws massive tantrums and starts destroying crap because they’re so MAD! Nor do they assault anyone there’s no fighting. It’s just nice and relaxing, It’s good old-fashioned entertainment the way used to be No, I don’t miss those at all number four Sales tax not included If you’ve ever wondered why this is done in America, it’s a psychological thing to get you to spend more money and It works But it’s also really really manipulative and now I hate it So so freakin much You don’t know what life is until tax is included in the price It’s amazing because it’s the real price and Europe takes it one step further They also give you the price per kilo so you can objectively compare prices easily and get the best deal Possible I I love shopping this way The best part is is that if you only have 20 euros, You can keep a rolling total in your head and not have to worry about possibly being over when you get to checkout Seriously though like Americans. We’re missing out. I don’t miss this at all number five tipping In all seriousness Why isn’t tipping included in the check yet?
It should be! And let’s be real for a moment Customer service in America is really good. I honestly cannot think of one time when I went out to eat and do not have a very good experience So let’s just cut the crap Include a 20% tip in the check This way, I don’t need to pull out my phone to do the math you can all judge me for not being able to do it in my head, but I’m proud of my laziness. Thank you very much Over here. It’s just included! You just you leave the money, you pay the bill, and then you go It’s great. We should try it So those are five things that I don’t like about my own country Check out my blog for articles on overcoming hate and keeping a positive attitude Subscribe to stalk me
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