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    Non-Americans Are Sharing Things That Confuse Americans, And It's Eye-Opening

    "That commercials for prescription drugs on television are so wrong."

    As Americans, I think we often forget that the rest of the world has a different (and sometimes better!) way of doing things.

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    This week, Reddit user u/Khanaerih posed the question, "What's something normal the rest of the world does that Americans are confused by?" Here are some of the most interesting responses:

    1. "Many Americans are confused by the fact that other places have police forces that are largely unarmed."

    "Guns are something that many Americans make a big deal about owning, but don't spend enough time learning how to handle them safely. Or even teaching the police forces how to handle them safely and accurately."

    u/GrizeldaLovesCats

    "That 'active shooter drills' AREN'T normal, and your kids' mental and physical health SHOULD be more important than your need to cosplay a soldier and play tough."

    u/Pretty-Effort8688

    2. "Tax already included in prices."

    u/elpablete

    "I feel like having the price tag reading $10 and being told at the register that the item costs more due to tax is basically false advertising."

    u/Arkady2009

    3. "Keeping unwashed eggs at room temperature. Even after explaining why it works to my friends, they think it’s gross AF and unhygienic."

    u/brewfox

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    4. "Working to live, not living to work."

    u/Adventurous_Grape149

    "Compare the average days off an American gets in a year to most other countries."

    u/IrishMeeja

    5. "College that is worth it."

    u/SickoTheFailure

    "I never understood the wild amounts you guys pay for university. I know like 5–10 people who paid for their degree. And it was like the amount you pay in the US for a year."

    u/AmyPont

    6. "Not having sugar in everything to fuck up your diet."

    u/konstantinua00

    "I’m a Brit and had iced tea when I was in the South. It actually hurt my teeth, it was so sweet."

    u/Glendagon

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    7. "The metric system."

    u/turn_your_compote

    "The cooking thing blows my mind. I've had arguments with Americans who are adamant that the spoon measures they use are better than just using a kitchen scale and the weight, which is objectively more accurate. And if you're baking, it really matters."

    u/ReleaseTheBeeees

    8. "That commercials for prescription drugs on television are so wrong."

    u/StarGazerY69

    9. "Measuring temperature in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit."

    u/rabengeieradlerstein

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    10. "Voting on a Sunday/getting Election Day off work."

    u/_Rorin_

    11. "That bagged milk is not just a Canadian thing."

    u/priscum_insulae

    12. "Not tipping in restaurants. US has a 15% supposedly voluntary tip. No offense to Americans, and I get that being in the service industry is hard, but the corporations really gotta pay those employees better instead of expecting us to cover for their livelihoods."

    u/spher1cal_73

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    13. "Trusting people to cross the street without a crossing."

    u/BitchLibrarian

    14. "Day/month/year. Not month/day/year."

    u/S0berface

    "Smallest to biggest, simple."

    u/Airsyx

    15. And finally, "Providing healthcare for their citizens."

    u/FinalMacGyver

    "Last month, I was picked up by an ambulance and brought to the hospital. Stayed for 11 days. All the services together cost me 130€. That's about the amount you spend on a good night out in this country. Can't understand why Americans tolerate such a scam system."

    u/Grenzgaenger69

    "I live in Australia, and my poodle Elvis gets subsidized insulin for his diabetes. It's wild that my country values my puppy more than America values its tax-paying citizens."

    u/jenjonesss

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    TBH, I wouldn't mind implementing some of these here in the US! What do you think? LMK in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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