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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  • Kaylan Katara

     1 years ago

    Who the hell is eating apple pies with cheese on top?

  • GothicaBeauty.

     yesterday

    Kaylan Katara us Brits & don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

  • Florence Pierce

     yesterday

    Actually, the practice of putting a slice of cheddar on top of the apple pie is about as old as apple pie itself!It was around in England at *Least* in the Regency or Georgian eras and gives the apple pie a sweet/savoury flavour!

  • Citrus

     4 months ago

    as a european, i can confirm that this video posseses many innacurate statements

  • federrico maes

     2 days ago

    Ken Bray I do not know what Marine Corps you were in, but we never called any of our uniforms fatigues. Marpat Digis were issues in 2002 to present . desert, woodlan, etc. Cammies prior to that. Our dress uniform are called dress blues. We have alphas, Charlie's and deltas. Variations of those uniforms also. I was a 1142 engineer. I have been all over the planet. You must have been really and i mean really lucky to have been stationed in europe. Yes there is a small contingent of marines based out of ...

  • Ken Bray

     2 days ago

    NickyL I was not referring to the UK my brother ! More Eastern Europe, he'll I fought side by side with British troops in Iraq we were brothers, we worked as one unit ! You have a good day 🇺🇸🇬🇧

  • Hedgy Verona

     2 months ago

    I live in Luxembourg, here are some corrections. You don‘t need a passport when you cross a border in europe as a eu citizen. Most europeans take their car to drive up to 8-12 hours to go to vacations.Literally every family I know buys bottled water. It‘s something that drives me crazy bc there‘s TAP WATER but well 🤷🏻‍♀️I‘ve never seen an on/off switch next to an outlet IN MY LIFE. Those outlets in the video weren‘t even eu outlets ???If I don’t tip the waiter or the guy who delivers my sushi, the...

  • Sir Laughsalot

     yesterday

    @Sugarpawchan I saw them in Stockholm and Kramfors.

  • Sugarpawchan

     yesterday

    @Sir Laughsalot Uhm, Swede here, I've never seen an outlet with an on/off switch here... There are some with timers but those are mostly in old peoples homes.

  • tash tash

     yesterday

    Well this American doesn't eat apple pie with cheese I have never heard of that..

  • Wolfie713

     17 hours ago

    Number one thing that my nation did that confuses the rest of the world... Elected an overgrown, narcissistic, bigoted Oompa Loompa as our nations leader...

  • dbauernf

     1 years ago

    Hello from Europe. This video is full of BS.

  • Mudcat Jones

     2 days ago

    Well then I'd move if I didn't like it here. Grass is always greener.

  • Super Mariocraft Gaming

     1 months ago

    Saws El Mtm these statements were made about the rest of the world. Your area may fit this video’s criteria for the rest of the world, but other people from this comment section are clearing up the fact that it is not as different as it seems in their area in the world.

  • Sophie Francis

     4 months ago

    Excuse me but we put ice in our drinks in the UK. Most restaurants will ask of you want it.

  • Liz Collinson

     yesterday

    @Mimi Mimi often true, but I also say no coz it dilutes. Same with lemon. I want my coke to taste like coke, not lemon. So funny that they might charge you more but fair, unless you sell by volume, then you short changing the ice drinkers.

  • Mimi Mimi

     yesterday

    Sometimes in the US they charge you extra if you ask for 'no ice' and view you as a cheapskate

  • Florence Pierce

     yesterday

    I know *Exactly* what *Americans* can 'leave at home' when they travel:- The ignorance of arrogance (i.e., thinking we are superior to the whole rest of the world & can therefore treat the rest of the world like crap-ola!)Please, guys - leave it at home!

  • Frank Rizzo

     1 months ago

    Pretty much everything in this video is incorrect. The funniest was that only in America can you get a coffee to go lol

  • Tina Severinovna Me

     11 days ago

    Oh gosh, yes. We (where I'm at) do not have sockets with off switches, don't need passports to cross the (European) boarders, do tip for good service... And ice in drinks is absolutely normal as well.

  • Just Looking

     1 months ago

    WHy, oh why, do I ever click on a '10 things' video?

  • Donald Duck

     17 days ago

    God damn it. Now My comment looks retarded.

  • Donald Duck

     1 months ago

    Your comment ironically has 10 likes currently