USA vs Europe – Viva la differences!


http://www.businessinsider.com/us-etiquette-what-americans-are-bad-at-2017-10

This article is marvellously wonderful!  Americans who don’t travel have been brainwashed that the USA is ‘the greatest country in the word’ without knowing about the world! When I visited London when I was 30, I was shocked that the normal vacation for everyone was five weeks paid holiday. In the USA, it was one week after six months; two weeks after one year. For a longer vacation, a person could quit a job and wait a few weeks before looking for work.

America is NOT the Greatest Country in the World

This above video is from an early episode of “The Newsroom”. I showed it to my students in Turkey who were going to the USA for summer English classes. I also told my students that, in most countries, at least 10% of the population is going to be ignorant and dangerous. In the USA, from a population of 325.7 million, translates into 32.57 million dangerous Americans. If the 10% is upped to 20%, that means nearly 65 million people to avoid, if possible.

Many people, during the PC (politically correct) time in the USA when I lived overseas, criticized the use of stereotypes. In thinking (not acting) using stereotypes is one way to group ideas. Here are some European stereotypes from a postcard.

EU-personalities

 

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