Travel·Posted on 9 Mar 201721 Strange Things British People Will Never Get About LAThey have a tube system but no one seems to use it.by Natalya LobanovaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The fact that this weather is just a "normal day". Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed This is just what people in LA expect from their weather. Even in the middle of winter. 2. And the way people freak out about rain. CARTER DAVIS @realCarterDavis Whaaa, RAIN again! We're not in Los Angeles anymore Toto😫🙁 #SunStarvedInLosAngeles 01:03 AM - 26 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Rain in LA gets the same reaction as a slight sprinkle of snow does in London. 3. Having to drive everywhere. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF gifs.tastefullyoffensive.com Basically everywhere in Los Angeles is a 30-minute drive away. 4. Seriously, walking is just not an option. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox Network Two places might both be on Sunset Boulevard but they'll somehow still be an hour's walk away from each other. 5. And the freeways are terrifying. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures There are so many of them and they're so fast. 6. The sales tax is only included once you take your item up to the till, so you're always surprised and disappointed by how much you're paying. sadness boy #8aaaaaa @badongism Hi America/Canada, Adding tax on at the till is fucking annoying. Sincerely, At the very least, Europe. 02:21 PM - 17 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite And of course, tax is always a different percentage for different items so you can never really pre-emptively calculate it. 7. Tipping is so complicated and expensive. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The sheer amount of mental arithmetic you're required to do is astonishing because the general expected amount for a tip is 20%. Also, you're expected to tip even if all the server did was unenthusiastically sprinkle some chocolate on to your cappuccino without making eye contact. 8. There is a metro system, but no one takes it. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's not that bad, you guys! 9. The sheer amount of shops selling crystals. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed People are very committed to balancing their chakras. 10. Strangers will just start conversations with you, and it's not weird. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox Network 11. The fact there is no real city centre and everything is spread out. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com All the separate areas are pretty insular and people are concentrated randomly, rather than many in one centre and fewer the further out you go, like in London. 12. You'll never get asked if you want a a single or a double shot in your drink, they just tip both the alcohol and the mixer in, in equal portions. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Century Fox Television After three gin and tonics, when you would normally be pleasantly buzzed, you'll actually be vomiting in the toilet. 13. All the bathroom stalls always seem to have massive gaps and absolutely zero respect for your privacy. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed 14. Or there will only be one bathroom with one toilet for an entire café or restaurant. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It'll be huge and beautiful, maybe even with a candle, but the queues will be massive. 15. Also, all the toilets with sensor flush are always way too eager and flush at the slightest suggestion of movement. staysaltysandiego.tumblr.com 16. And many places still use paper towels instead of moving into the future of the skin-shifting Dyson airblade. HeimsendaHildur ♀ @hillldur Dyson Airblade appreciation tweet 👏🏻👏🏻🇬🇧🇬🇧 03:27 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Look, I have a lot of bathroom-related opinions. 17. The huge food portions. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed 18. The drinks are massive, too. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com A smoothie can be a meal in itself. 19. People are bizarrely obsessed with seltzer water. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Just have soda or water, rather than a freak combination of both with none of the benefits of either. 20. Celebrity sightings are not unusual but no one gives a shit. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Comedy Central I had a brief interaction with Kristen Bell in line to use the loo at a café and none of my LA-native friends found this brush with fame as fascinating as I did. 21. And of course, that it's a city that actually looks like its postcards. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed LA, you're beautiful and weird, never change.