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18 American Quirks That Are Actually Kinda Weird

Not necessarily bad but definitely strange.

1. The massive gaps at the edge of the bathroom stalls' doors.

Also, due to there not being "occupied" notices on toilet doors, they instead make the door gap really large. 🚽

Does an extra inch of door really cost that much? Are the savings worth the loss of all privacy and sometimes dignity?

2. AC everywhere, all the time.

3. The size of the cars.

4. Having American flags everywhere.

5. Waiters asking you if everything is OK every damn minute.

6. All the insane commercials for prescribed drugs.

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When two-thirds of the ad is focused on the side-effects, one of them being death, why even bother advertising?

7. Selling cigarettes in pharmacies.

8. Ads for lawyers and doctors.

9. The fact that something called "the World Series" only features American teams.

10. People who say "how are you?" when they really just mean "hello" and do not care at all how you are.

11. Iced water even when it's 20°F outside.

12. And while we're at it: the national obsession over iced coffee.

13. Having to endure 3,000 commercial breaks on TV.

14. Getting carded when you're old enough to be a card-carrying AARP member.

15. The fact that the tax is never included on the price tag.

16. Having to share a dorm room in college.

17. The whole deal with sororities and fraternities.

18. And wall-mounted shower heads.