Formerly mundane and now weird things after being in Europe for three months

Only after a quarter of a year away from my home country, I realize that there are certain things I took for granted. Here’s a short list of things that are true in the US of A.

God bless the USA

  1. It’s safe to assume that everyone I encounter speaks English.
  2. Prices do not include sales tax.
  3. Tipping at restaurants is a requirement.
  4. Restaurants automatically bring out tap water without having to ask for it.
  5. I don’t have to carry my passport around.
  6. Indoor plumbing is almost always reliable.
  7. Locals don’t assume you’re a foreigner.
Written on October 24, 2016