Being one of the largest countries in the world, American people don’t think there are other countries other them America. The main reason is Americans live in their own way. So that when people from other countries visit the U.S., they are surprised. Americans always care about their own CultureCulture, which is completely different from the entire world. A person asked on Reddit, “What’s an American problem you’re too European to understand?” He actually wanted to know the surprising factors about America. And lots of people respond to this question, And here you go with some awesome responses.
MrLongWalk, a Reddit user, figure out that “American Fashion is more about comfort and utility, European fashion is about making a statement.” For instance “Americans tend to reserve formal shoes for special occasions are formal settings, European tend to just wear them around.”
American Fast Fashion
The second factor was the American Fast Fashion. One user described the fact. He mentioned that the European women, to be exact in Italy, tend to wear a less but excellent dress than his American friends. He also noticed that his friend was more into the “Fast Fashion” movement than the Europeans.
Way too casual
European Reddit user also wrote something in this regard. He claimed the American men are very casual. They don’t like to maintain the dress well. He compared the fact with the European Culture, where the European are more formal and dressed well. He further mentioned American men don’t care about the style. They just wear something even they don’t notice whether the clothes are well fitted or not. People have a tendency to wear cargo sports, baggy khakis, and so on.
One user from Reddit replied that the tax system in America is really confusing and weird as well. If you go to any grocery shop to buy something, you need to pay extra tax on the price. But this is not applied to entire America. A state like Delaware doesn’t charge any tax on the selling price. This is weird, right? But generally, in some other states, you have to pay 10% extra tax.
Are Americans That Strong?
In American films, you will notice a character when gets angry decides to punch a wall. And eventually, end with a hole. But if you seriously notice, you will see American houses are made with wood and thin wall. And that can be easily broken. And it’s very easy to punch the wall and make a hole. But in other countries, you will see hard, and solid materials are used in making homes.
Different calendar readings
Numerous things in America are completely different from the other country. One of the major issues is the date written in America. Normally we write the date in day/month/year format. But in America, it is written in Month/Day/Year. This is actually confusing. If you go to America, you will face difficulty. So before going there, make sure you’re ok with these things, especially with this new date format. Otherwise, you are going to fall into some stupid difficulties there.
You can turn on the red.
In the U.S.A, you will face a new traffic rule. You will see the cars and other vehicles turn right on red. And this is absolutely the opposite. Normally traffic stops on red. This is for better traffic flow. If you’re not aware of this weird traffic rule, you might get stuck in the middle of the road. The world has followed the normal rule for stopping their traffic. At the same time, America allows traffic to move right.
No universal standard
Most of the countries follow a standard metric system to measure things. But in America, they follow the imperial system. Not only America, but the U.K also follow this thing. You need to get used to it unless you want to stay there! However, though the U.S.A and the U.K follow the imperial system to measure things, they still have differences. So, if you think you’re used to the U.K imperial system, you still need to study to understand the American’s measuring system.
America has the most expensive education system in this entire universe. Yes, this is over 100% true. If you’re a non-American and want to study there, make sure you have good financial stability. And a more interesting fact is the textbooks. Buying textbooks will require you to invest more than your tuition fees. May be several hundreds of dollars more than the fees. This is horrible.
Shoes in the house
In most cases, American people tend to have their shoes on. On the other hand, European people don’t want to make their house dirty. So that they leave their shoes off when they enter their houses. Americans don’t follow this simple rule. At least most of the American’s don’t.
Do you prefer an automatic car or a manual? If you’re the kind of person who prefers a manual car, but you’re about to stay in America, you will suffer a lot. Because American people drive automatic cars. You will hardly see any manual car over there. Especially if you love sports cars, you never fund a manual sports car. You have to cope up with the manual one. It might be a difficult task if you want to go there and earn your livelihood by driving. Make sure you’re ok with the automatic only. But in Europe, you will see most of the cars are manual. In fact, a manual is a default option.
Here comes another most interesting fact. The way American people tell time is quite different from the rest of the world. Even they don’t follow the standard. They create their CultureCulture in such a strange way; outsiders will not feel or get any comfort. They have the AM/PM time telling system. But they use them for day and night. Am for day time and PM for night time hours. This is literally weird.
There are some areas in America where people face most of the natural disasters. And pretty much every year, they fall victim to nature. But they have no headache. You know how? As we already described the building materials, you know, American people use only woods and a thin wall to protect their house. In fact, not to protect, just to build a house. That’s why their houses are so flimsy. But in Europe, you will find the most well-made houses. They can easily face a natural disaster. At least much better than the American’s house.
Leaving packages when no one is home
It seems awkward to leave a parcel or package in front of the house when there is no human being in the house. For Americans, this is ok. But a non-American will find it bizarre. But there is a good reason behind it. Most of the houses in America have enough space. And people live in the house rather than an apartment. This might be the reason why the delivery guy or mailman leaves packages when there is no one in-home.
The need to drive
American highway is large enough. They are spacious as well. It encourages people to drive their own cars. That’s why public transport is not a popular form of transportation. You will see people buy more cars. They are more interested in driving than ride on public transport. But in many countries, public transport is the main vehicle. It will be easier for you to stay in America if you know about driving.
An American student shared his experience. People around the globe use modern devices or electronic mail to deliver documents. But in America, they still use fax. And this doesn’t make sense. You will just make fun of it. But that’s true.
There is a mystery in America. You will find two Dakotas there. And this is a mystery to the non-Americans, even to some Americans as well. There are two Dakotas. One is North Dakotas, and another one is South Dakotas. However, people of both Dakotas get tensed. Federal government focus on the north Dakotas. And the government wants to develop this region. Here raised the confusion and debates. So that it was decided to make two separate states.
This is the worst part of the U.S.A. Most of the countries allow maternity leave with the actual payment. That means the paid leave. But America doesn’t care. Only Germans will get 6p weeks of maternity leave with pay. This is also not sufficient. Most of the developed countries offer more weeks along with the proper payment.
The American dream is a fascinating one. People desire to be successful. American people feel the same way but in an aggressive way. The love to have two kids with a friendly pet. They work hard to lead a life as they wanted to.
But there are two groups. One group enjoys their life as described by working hard. But the other group doesn’t have that scope. There is a big difference between these groups. Normal life in America has no difference with a third world country’s citizen. You don’t see any superpower country’s reflection in their life.
Most people get confused about why she is so famous. Interestingly, Some of the Americans also don’t know the actual reason. You know why?
She got fame in the 2000s after associated with Paris Hilton. But the turning point was the reality tv series named Keeping up with the Kardashians. Her mother was the person who changed her life. The series was based on their personal life history. That’s a fantastic thing. And thus, Kim Kardashian becomes the most famous person in America.
American people have a better dental look than the other. People in America love to follow their celebrities. And that’s why they also do braces and teeth whitening regularly. And they take this as a normal thing in their everyday life. And they think this is a healthy way to keep fit with teeth. But the European don’t follow this trend. They keep themselves with natural teeth.
Public Health Concerns
Health is another most expensive sector in America. Still, people don’t care about it. And non-American just gets confused about why they follow the eating and exercising theory. People should always look after their health more than anything and eat accordingly. But the reality is totally opposite.
Vulgarity vs Violence
Vulgarity remains one of the most concerning factors in America. People take this seriously.
Even they bleep out. They promote vulgarity in a sense. But they don’t take violence as they should. However, European people do the opposite. Here comes the big difference between these two nations.
There is a major difference between European and American in politician matters. American people take their politicians as they idolize celebrities. This is the CultureCulture, in fact. But European people take their politicians as public servants. And the actual fact is that America is a commercialized country; they did it into politics as well.
A liberal Democracy
Being one of the richest countries in the world, America has a liberal democracy. It doesn’t give people any major service free of cost. Like the Health service and the Education sector are the most expensive services in America. But the other developed country provides health service at a very lower cost. Also, the education system is quite reasonable than American’s in terms of the cost.
If you want to talk about one particular worst part of America, it would be homeless people. Still, now, America has half a million people who don’t have any shelter. However, people take America as the land of opportunity.
This is not a usual fact to watch the prescribed medicine ads on tv. In fact, no other country allows this. But in America, you will find it on tv ads. Are you shocked? So do the European people. However, this norm is only available in America. You will never notice this kind of weird thing in any other country.
In America, the minimum age of drinking is 21. This is a good one. They think drunk driving is more serious and people under 21 are the main reason. But to a non-American, it might be an issue. If you’re grown up in Europe, and you’ve used to take alcohol in your early 18’s, you will get shocked after going to America. This might be a ridiculous law from your site.
American people get angry if someone orders a well-cooked steak or pineapple as the pizza topper. This is also common in other countries like Italy. But in America, you will face this now and then. This is their Culture. So if you want to shift there, make sure you’ve good dining practice, so that you can be a good American as well.
Bidet is one of the most useful things in Europe to wash properly. You’ll find it in pretty much every house. And it’s a good sign of a healthy life. But in America, people use just tissue. This is awkward. If you go there, you will find most people even don’t hear Biden’s name. This is ridiculous, isn’t it? Only a few wealthy people have Biden in their house. How funny!
American fired employee now and then. After reaching the office, you might see you’re fired last night. They even don’t give you any notice before. This is their law of action. Losing a job will also lose you from health insurance and income. But in most European countries, you will get a three-month salary. So that you can get your livelihood easily and can survive until your next job. That’s how Americans make themselves a commercialized country day by day.
American loves small talks. They always try to give you short answers, and they also expect the same from you. But to a non-American, it might be difficult. But in Europe, you will find the normal norms and CultureCulture. You may need to struggle for this as well. This is not something you’ll learn overnight. It takes time, maybe a couple of months or years, who knows? But you need to be an extrovert to do that.
America has another notorious fame in this case. They don’t give their due military respect after they came home or got retired. There are lots of militaries whom they take as their idol, are homeless. This is pathetic. In fact, the government doesn’t give them any medical support. This is really a heartbroken scenario.
Sky High Ambulance cost
Another most expensive thing in America is an ambulance. Yes, it may fall you a financial crisis as well. People normally take uber instead of an ambulance to get to the hospital. If you use an ambulance, you have to pay lots of dollars there, which is really expensive. But in Europe, you will find an Ambulance is less expensive than a taxi.
Another weirdest thing about America is its tipping Culture. Do you know how much you have to pay to a waiter after having your dinner or meal? 15% of the bill. Are you shocked? Yes, this the CultureCulture there. If you don’t follow this, they will mean you. But this is not a culture in Europe in any way.
America has a trend of sweet and extra sugar in their foods. They love this. That’s the reason behind their obesity. You also find the sweetmeat and sugar is the most favorite food culture in America. If you want to avoid obesity, ignore the sweet and sugar.
Different serving size
American food, especially fast food, is much larger than the other country’s fast food. This is a true fact. Even, you will find two to three times large than your normal expectation. This is another sign that Americans are foody. But the price also sky-high. You will amaze at seeing the price of a regular pizza or burger. It’s the secret of their serving size. It might make you confused.
Crazy credit score
If you need to take loans from Bank or any other financial institution in America, you have to prove that you pay your loan installment timely. And it will increase your credit score. And it really doesn’t make sense to a European. In fact, you have to increase your debt to get a new debt, how ridiculous! You have to make more debts in order to get some new loans. It might not make any sense to you as well. But that’s how American Culture works.
American Blind Belief
Americans don’t think there are other countries that exist on the internet. Even when they do post on Reddit, they believe, only they exist there. This is a common belief in most Americans. You might not take this seriously. But you will ensure yourself after talking to an American. This is another interesting fact. You can say the U.S.A is a different world in this universe that follows some weird culture and norms.
Money is in the same color.
This is an interesting fact. You will find dollars are all the same, both in shape and size and even in color. Normally, in other countries, money has different shapes and sizes so that people can easily differentiate them. 100 and 10 dollar notes should be different. But in America, you will find all are in the same color and size. They only have this unique CultureCulture of money. No country follows this.
So, you read some very interesting yet confusing facts about America, right? Did you find any difficulties there? Do you still think America is a country that is ok for you? This is true that America has an entirely unique culture. But it has lots of limitations. You will find some culture that will bother you a lot. But you also enjoy the good CultureCulture over there. No nation has all the positive things in its CultureCulture. America also has a great history and positive CultureCulture but a little bit different from the other European countries.