First 24

Moments of culture-shock durning first day being back in the States:

1) Just hearing one language, my ears are bored
2) How loud the commercials and TV shows are. It seems like everything is on level 10 and stays there
3) I keep going to the wrong side of the vehicle
4) No one is walking, I’m used to seeing many people walking to work, school, the store, and even on the highways people are walking
5) Where are the combies??? Seriously, I miss these guys.
6) Going to the grocery store made my eyes vibrate. All of our packaging is SO bright!
7) Wastefulness is everywhere
8) Americans really are loud
9) Our vehicles are huge
10) I’m handling US money like foreign currency

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3 responses to “First 24

  • Chris Allen

    WOW, this is interesting πŸ™‚

  • Mich

    So interesting! I also noticed no one was walking and the US has such great sidewalks! I also giggled at #3 – just over 2 weeks in and I still keep doing it πŸ™‚ I wonder how long it will take to mentally shift gears?

    • Lizzie

      I’m acculturating myself the way one gets into a hot bath, very slowly. Last night my roommate and I walked to the grocery store and bought groceries for the next few days. This small act made me happy and gave us a chance to reconnect. Americans are in such a hurry, all the time, and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to lead a slower-paced life. Right now I have hope that this is a change I can make personally.

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