Table of Contents
- 1 Ever ask yourself i wonder what someone from outside of America thinks about things here?
- 2 Why everything is so big here ?
- 3 Why they ask ‘ how are you doing ‘ or how are you‘ as a way to say hi and why some strangers come ask me how i am doing ?
- 4 Why do they ask you to tip a certain percent of the cost of your food ?
- 5 Strange coin and strange bills
Ever ask yourself i wonder what someone from outside of America thinks about things here?
Over the last three months we have been staying in Upstate New York ( Tah being fromThailand and me being from Upstate New York) We wanted to tell you exactly what Tah thinks about the USA compared to Thailand.
Why everything is so big here ?
Seriously, a pack of chips is really big here, the portion of food is big here, who will be able to eat all that. Every time we dine out i always have to ask for the take away box, it is just too much for me. The portion for 1 person, i think it can feed at least 2 people. Good thing tho i never need to worry about what i will eat the next day because i will always have to take away the food.
Why they ask ‘ how are you doing ‘ or how are you‘ as a way to say hi and why some strangers come ask me how i am doing ?
American’s are so good at striking up the conversation even with stangers like ‘what’sup’, ‘hi’, ‘how are you doing’ but it didn’t mean you can explain everything on how you are doing to them it just simply like the way for them to tell you that hi or hey i see you. The store clerk especially love asking how are you but they don’t even at my face so i assume it is just the way to say hi. If it happen in Thailand, this will turn out for me answering about my health or my well-being. And if it happen that the random strangers come to me and ask how are you doing, i will think they try to first scam me, second, try to sell something to me, third try to hit on me and last worst case scenario is trying to kidnap me
Why do they ask you to tip a certain percent of the cost of your food ?
In America, i feel like it is more of economic issue rather than pure satisfaction. What if the service is really bad ? In Thailand, it is ‘whatever i feel like i want to tip’ we can give whatever amount of tips to the waitress. Normally what we do is if the change comes in form of small bill or coin, we give it to waitress to show the gratitude and of course only when we are really satisfy with food or service. Most of the time if the food is bad, or it took so long for them to cook, we are not going to bother giving the tip at all.
Strange coin and strange bills
So i’m the type of person who loves collecting and using all the coin to buy stuff before touching the big bills. Makes me feel so ashamed that when i go to grocery store, i tried to count the coin to pay for grocery. Noe of the coins have numbers! I thought i would stand there forever in front of the cashier trying to count all the coin. Not only about coin but all bills either $1, $5, or even $100 got the single plain color ? in Thailand and most of Asia we have different color for each bill so it can easily be noticed like green for 20, red for 100, purple for 500 and grey for 1000
Why the waiter or waitress keep coming back to us to ask what we want, is food good ?
Not only once but i can expect like 4 – 5 times ! I need my personal time while dining out with friends or family. I think it is pretty bad when they are getting in the way of good meal or while i’m enjoying my food.
Their are plenty more things that i found very strange about America but check out the full video we made below: