10 Things Americans Do That Confuse The Rest Of The World!

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  • Published on:  Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Top things Americans do that confuse everyone else! These are the confusing and weird customs of americans and things americans do that confuse the rest of the world!


    #5. “Hollywood Smile”-- Another place that foreigners think Americans are wasting water is at the Dentist’s office. While dental hygiene in other countries may not be as bad as it is stereotyped to be, like in England, they aren’t quite as obsessed with attaining or maintaining the perfect smile in the way that Americans have. Where Americans have been known to spend thousands of dollars on braces and whitening procedures in order to get a pearly white Hollywood grill many foreigners are content with crooked and discolored teeth as long as they aren’t falling out or making them look like Nosferatu. Most foreigners from first world nations care about their teeth, they just haven’t become indoctrinated with the intense beauty standards American society has made a part of its culture in regards to dental perfection. In many countries, having a brighter than normal smile that is unnaturally straight is viewed as superficial to the point of being unattractive or off-putting.

    #4. “Dining Out”-- Tipping your server and taking home leftover food. Two habits that are so ingrained in the American dining experience that they can be hard to kick, but rest assured if you try doing these outside of the US you are sure to draw confused looks and reveal your Stars and Stripes. In most Asian and European countries a service charge is either already included in your bill or it is not customary to leave a tip. In many places if you do try to tip you can offend your waiter, this is because a tip can be seen as a person having pity on their server or offering some sort of charity. In some countries giving good service is expected whereas in the United States the food industry has become a sort of meritocracy. Foreigners see this as absurd, why should a server be rewarded for something they should be doing in the first place? However, In places where tipping is insulting waitstaff aren’t ridiculously underpaid like they are in the U.S. The other habit that can draw the scoffs of onlookers at a restaurant outside the United States is asking for a ‘doggy bag’ or ‘to-go box’. In many countries, especially European ones the idea of saving a hot meal at a restaurant in order to reheat it and eat it at home is a disgusting prospect. Many dining cultures believe that the food is meant to be eaten exactly how it is prepared by the chef or cook at that moment, not to be consumed after the various sauces and meat juices congeal or have their perfect grilling or baking sullied by your microwave. A lot of the reason that Americans have developed this custom of bringing scraps home with them is due to portion sizes being generally much larger in the States than elsewhere. This may be a result of capitalist consumers becoming obsessed with getting their money’s worth causing restaurants to have slowly battled to stuff people’s gullets.
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  • Mark S

    Mark S

     22 hours ago

    So how do foreigners keep their drinks cold if they don't like ice, and drink it slow?

  • Mel

    Mel

     yesterday

    Number 1 electing trump

  • dutty red

    dutty red

     yesterday

    The rest of the world probably don't put astonishing amounts of mind numbing fluoride in the tap water

  • Colin Nilsson

    Colin Nilsson

     2 days ago

    Shit, this is the most unaccurate video I’ve seen in my life, smh

  • Oof_Saturn

    Oof_Saturn

     4 days ago +2

    5:06 boy shut up you don't know what you're saying like you ever heard of Flint, Michigan?

  • Midlander NC

    Midlander NC

     4 days ago

    Eurocentric. Like we're strange. No they are a product of what or forefathers fled. We are the culture and trendsetters we are the industrial ND technology leaders so we aren't so closed a society we aren't as certious but we are friendlier. I think their more crude.

  • Alex Gonzalez

    Alex Gonzalez

     5 days ago

    Yeah they find it confusing but they love it and they can never get enough

  • Maddie Hobbs

    Maddie Hobbs

     5 days ago

    No ice? Bull everywhere in the UK can provide ice this is the worst video it’s actually kind of funny

  • Victoria Rudolph

    Victoria Rudolph

     6 days ago

    Number 10! Is soooooo true! Gets me every time. A good way for corporation to dupe customers just like 99c looks better that $1 hiding tax means consumers can't choose the cheapest. Like he said the shop next door might be more competitive due to tax lines.
    Number 9 I don't get my passport stamped going around Europe. :P
    Number 8 yay holidays!
    Number 7 on short holidays this is great! Tasty unhealthy food!
    Number 6 there have been too many tap water scandals over there. Bottled all the way.
    Number 5 braces are free in my county for kids and teens
    Number 4 here's a tip for you: pay your staff fairly
    Number 3 of course we put ice in our drinks lol
    Number 2 21 is high
    Number 1 I never understood this. But when you consider the volume of those that don't "graduate" overcoming that milestone might become a challenge worth celebrating.

    I'm half American and half European so can see both sides. More European by miles hahah

    Merci e danke x

  • Oslohiker

    Oslohiker

     6 days ago

    The celebration of high school graduation i Norway dwarfs the American with several degrees.

  • H C

    H C

     6 days ago

    Hate tipping, it's not our responsibility that the waiter is underpaid.

  • Amy Wickersham

    Amy Wickersham

     6 days ago

    We aren't Socialists
    That's why

  • Amy Wickersham

    Amy Wickersham

     6 days ago

    Why does it "confuse" people that we like an ice cold beverage????
    I think these people need to sit down!!!!!!

  • anugrah goyal

    anugrah goyal

     7 days ago

    wrong information in india legal age is same across country that is 18 man do some research before misleading people

  • lisa ratahi

    lisa ratahi

     7 days ago

    They think they know everything

  • Tyler Costantini

    Tyler Costantini

     7 days ago

    Not Liberia on your Africa map!!!

  • Dane Slater

    Dane Slater

     7 days ago

    Most of those are not exclusive to America. Not a well done research.

  • Maddy Pritchard

    Maddy Pritchard

     7 days ago +1

    I love how these people's concept of "anywhere outside the US" is literally just Europe for 99% of the video lmao.
    Also: high school graduations are huge in Australia. Ice is served all the time here. God Americans are so weird lmao

  • Aurie Russczek

    Aurie Russczek

     7 days ago

    2:10
    i‘ve never heard such bullshit. During the holidays the highways (especially in germany) are jammed as hell

  • Evie Sofia

    Evie Sofia

     7 days ago +3

    Google "russe feiring" america ain't got shit on the norwegian high school graduation.