20 Things That Are Casual In Europe But Not In America, As Pointed Out In This Online Thread
Anyone who visits a new country or continent tends to get quite a few culture shocks there. After all, every other country has its own quirks and flavors that outsiders might not understand at once. And when it comes to places like America and Europe, things are really different and sometimes difficult to understand.
When someone on Reddit recently asked “Americans, what do Europeans do that you find really weird?”, many Americans listed some of the things that they found the most bizarre in Europe. Scroll below to see some answers,
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“In Paris, I was offered a seat on the metro when there was none every single time.( I’m a senior). Very seldom happens here.”
“How most cities are walkable. You need a car everywhere in USA, no matter what.”
“You guys have hamburger-flavored Cheetos in your “American Food” isle
Homie, we don’t even have those.”
“I lived in Europe for two years. One thing that stands out is people were much more fashion-conscious. I view clothes as a fabric that I am mandated to wear so that I am not arrested.”
“Not weird, but I’m always pretty impressed by their grasp of languages. Here’s Ivan straight outta the mean streets of Moscow who speaks better English than I do and he also speaks Portuguese and Mandarin.”
“A lot of European cultures eat dinner so late at night. I can’t image eating my dinner at 8 or 9 at night.”
“Went across the pond for a deployment. Two things I noticed that were peculiar:
1. The amount of smoking. Europeans seem to smoke a lot more than Americans, and, unlike us, at face-value there don’t seem to be discrepancies based on class or anything; *everyone* smokes.
2. The fascination with track suits. A lot of the guys loved track suits. Hell, I was surrounded by such track-suit exposure I wound up getting one myself (I love it)!
No judgement and nothing but love, y’all.”
“The amount of time y’all have to vacation.”
“I worked at a spa and people all around the world would come
the europeans were so comfortable w getting naked like it’s nothing
mind u this is 5 stars…celebs and ms universe models come to this spa, and europeans will walk naked like nothing
EDIT- personally I don’t care about nudity BUT I can understand others not wanting to see ur junk…so it’s not a sexual problem thing for me, I just don’t wanna see it
EDIT 2- for the slow ones who keep saying “don’t look”…I **worked** there and there was averagely 50+ naked men at attendant in the locker room…every corner you go they’re there.”
“Keep eggs on the counter. I know they’re okay to eat, but it’s just so weird to me.”
“Accepting hot summers with no air conditioning? Do y’all like to suffer?
Edit: I am addressing southern Europe.”
“I’m going to Europe on my honeymoon, and it’s been crazy to me how other countries just have open borders. I’m taking the ICE from Germany to France and there’s no border checks? It’s really fascinating to me.”
“When you ask them “How are you doing?”. They think it’s a personal question instead of an american greeting.”
“You know, it kind of blows my mind that Europe has free education and free healthcare, but you can’t get a drink of water or take a p**s without paying.”
“No ice in the water.”
“B***h about Americans being loud and obnoxious when French people exist.”
“I took German in high school and learned about their culture and just brushed it off but then I actually got to go!
First, having to specify I wanted tap water or non-sparkling water. I just ended up buying bottled water because it was easier.
Second, almost everyone would shut down for lunch. Even businesses besides restaurants or delis.”
“Propensity for public nudity.”
“I lived in Germany 3 years, I loved everything about it, except one thing; personal space doesn’t exist in lines. I’d be standing in line at a store and the next person behind me is breathing down my neck.
Step back man.”
“Make people pay to use public toilets.”