Non-Americans Are Sharing Their Biggest "WTF" Moments About America, And They're All Over The Place
"Wearing outdoor shoes inside the house."
If you're not from America (and heck, even if you are), you might find lots of the cultural, societal, and political norms a bit confusing.
So redditor u/SardonicKiller asked, "Non-Americans, what is your most WTF thing about America?" Here's what people said:
1. "Wearing outdoor shoes inside the house."
3. "Fixed back wheels on shopping carts."
4. "The Pledge of Allegiance."
"If that shit isn't brainwashing, I don't know what is." —u/SamCropper
5. "The size of your SUVs and trucks."
6. "No sales tax on price tags."
"How does an average American who has $20 know if he'll have enough to buy his stuff?" —u/Shagga__son_of_Dolf
7. "The extreme variety between the states."
8. "And the sheer scale of the whole thing."
"I could drive the distance from the most northern part of Scotland to the most southern part of Cornwall and still be in Texas. How is that possible?!"
9. "What the hell is a pep rally?"
10. "If you show someone getting ripped apart by demons, people say, 'Don't worry, it's just television.' But show a nipple or some cheek and everyone loses it. I just do not understand those priorities."
11. "The American income tax system is unfathomable."
12. "Open container laws and public drinking."
"If I'm not the one driving, why should I not be allowed to have a drink? Also, no drinking whatsoever in most public places. I want to have a beer or something when in the park on a nice summer day." —u/deleted
13. "How much colleges cost."
15. "Adverts for medicines on TV."
"I'm not going to ask my doctor about prescription drugs. I'm going to assume he's a well-educated professional who knows his shit and will prescribe the correct drug accordingly." —u/Minky_Dave_the_Giant
16. "The legal drinking age being 21."
18. "Why the F do public bathrooms have a gap in the door for the toilet stall?"
20. "The Fahrenheit system."
21. "Portion sizes."
"I now visit the US every six months, and the one thing that always floors me when I return is portion sizes. When you go out to order a meal only to have a plate arrive with the amount that would be sufficient for three meals is astounding." —u/Andromeda321
22. "I'm Canadian, and your healthcare absolutely frightens me."
23. "It completely baffles me that being homeless is pretty common there."
"Especially considering that it's a well-developed country. I hardly see anyone sleeping on the streets from where I live." —u/PuddingDuck