It is amazing how much you forget about your own culture after you’ve lived abroad for a year! Things that I used to take for granted blew my mind when I visited home for a few weeks this summer. Here are some of the things I thought when first arriving back in my amazing homeland. USA! USA!It is amazing how much you forget about your own culture after you've lived abroad for a year! Things that I used to take for granted blew my mind when I visited home for a few weeks this summer.1. I’m so excited to be here!
2. Yay, everybody’s speaking English!
3. People are so friendly!
4. The roads are so BIG!
5. The cars are so BIG!
6. The parking lots are so BIG!
7. The parking spaces are so BIG!
8. The yards are so BIG!
9. The trashcans are so BIG!
10. Ugh, why is everybody driving so slowly?
11. I can pay for my gas at the pump!
12. There are so many television channels and they’re all in English!
13. But why do they have so many commercials?
14. That’s okay, American Netflix is awesome!
15. People really are kinda chubby here…
16. Mexican food!
17. Chinese food!
18. Sushi!
19. Pancakes!
20. Buffalo wings!
21. I’m gonna get kinda chubby here…
22. Yes! Everything is open on Sunday!
23. And everything is open after 8pm!
24. Walmart, how I missed you!
25. Target, I missed you even more!
26. Everything is so cheap!
27. I don’t have to pay in cash!
28. I don’t have to pay to use a shopping cart!
29. I don’t have to pay to go to the bathroom!
30. I don’t have to pay for my grocery bags!
31. Or meticulously sort all of my trash and recyclables!
32. Is that grown woman really wearing her pajamas to go shopping?
33. Oh well, at least I know I won’t be judged for wearing my flip-flops around town!
34. Why is there so much trash on the side of the roads?
35. I think I actually miss Germany?
36. Oh! Is that a drive through Starbucks?!
37. Never mind, there’s no place like home!