4."Free refills. I went to a restaurant in America with my dad and all of a sudden the waiter took away my drink that had another perfectly good sip left in it. It was only then when my dad explained to me that you guys have free refills."
7."In Germany, you only ask 'How are you?' if you know the other person. It was super hard to explain to my mom that the answer is always 'Fine, thank you' and that cashiers don't really care about how you actually feel when we visited the US."
8."That everything is so far apart and how little is within walking distance. Without access to a car and without reliable public transportation, it was pretty much impossible to go anywhere fun as a kid without relying on parents for a ride."
13."Complimenting strangers. When I visited the US, I went to an amusement park and a girl complimented my glasses and that was my first time getting complimented, and at the same amusement park, a senior lady complimented my dad for having a beautiful family and a handsome son (me). I was really happy that day."
18."The weirdest thing is that Americans will ask if you're spending Thanksgiving with your family. If you say no, they invite you to their home. In my country, things like this would never happen. You don't bring a stranger to a family event."
19."Instead of advertising businesses, America advertises personalities. So it’s not that KGH Estate Agents will sell your property, but Mary Hughton will personally sell your house (with a big picture of her face)."
23."The rituals for paying at a restaurant. You call the server to ask for the bill, wait for the server to bring the bill, put your card down, wait for the server to take it and bring back receipts, you add tip, and you leave. In New Zealand, we finish eating, go to front of the restaurant, and pay then leave."