culture shock

Roadside Series - 10

Sometimes culture-shock works the other way, if you get acclimated enough. Here are some things that shocked me upon my return to New York:

1. Dogs on leashes.
2. Women in mini-skirts, or leggings. (!)
3. Calm, patient queues in single file.
4. No haggling? anywhere?
5. Ice cubes.
6. Hot water without turning on a switch 10 minutes before use.
7. No one wants to know whether I am Japanese.

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