4. When people behind the counter at shops think you’re a tourist because of your accent.
“Now be sure to wait until it says ‘remove card’ before taking it out of the machine or else it will void the transaction.”
WHY WOULD I HAVE A CHIP-AND-PIN CARD IF I WERE A TOURIST? RIDDLE ME THIS, SHOPGIRL.
7. Feeling incredibly proud on 29 January 2009 when this happened.
HOPE. CHANGE. TEARS.
8. And then feeling really awkward every time something like this happens.
20. And then realising you don’t know know where the fuck Basildon is so it doesn’t even matter that there’s one in the U.K. anyway.
29. Being confused when America plays England in the World Cup. (Even more confused than this newspaper headline.)
32. Initially being freaked out the police in the U.K. don’t have guns, but then slowly getting used to it and now freaking out that just about anyone in the U.S. can have one.
And then being freaked out when you DO see the police in the U.K. carrying guns.
It’s a vicious, violent circle.
38. When you went out for drinks with your colleagues expecting you would eventually go sit down and have dinner somewhere. You soon discovered this doesn’t happen, and were introduced to the world of KEBABS.
“Kabobs? Like shish kabobs?”
“Kebabs? What the fuck is that?”