The 15 Most Socially Awkward Moments For A Brit In New York
Awkwardness knows no geographical boundaries.
Asking people to move when they're standing on the left of an escalator.
When people demand to hear your American accent.
And when they proudly show off their British accent, which sounds an awful lot like Crocodile Dundee.
When someone uses the word fanny, and you think they're being terribly rude.
Most of Manhattan uses a one-way system, so you can never be sure whether you have to look right or left.
When you're speaking the Queen's English and no one has any clue what you're saying.
When strangers smile at you.
When you don't give enough money because you forgot to add VAT to the bill.
Or when you over/underpay because you gave them a $1 bill instead of a $50 bill.
Looking at the subway map and finally understanding how those confused tourists trying to use the tube feel.
When you stop and stare at the endless skyscrapers like you've never seen anything but thatched cottages.
When you go for drinks with Americans but drink like you're still in Britain.
When people tell you they've got relatives in Britain and ask if you know them.
When you try to order a cup of tea in a coffee shop.
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