9 things in the US make visitors feel strange

First-time visitors to the United States may be confused by the way people eat, shop in cars or weird toilet designs.

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Drive-thru

Drive-thru

Drive-thru services appear in all areas, from selling food, washing cars, banking transactions or medical medicines. Customers just need to sit in the car, make requests to the seller and will be served. The drive-thru automated trading systems have a  design suitable with arm's reach of clients when sticking hand out the car door to press the button, scan the card. Photo: USA Today.
National flag everywhere

National flag everywhere

People hung flags even during normal days. It is not difficult to see flags appearing in houses or neighborhoods or printed on clothes, cars, accessories, souvenirs. The American flag also regularly appears on movies and mass media. Photo: The Founding Project.
Huge meals

Huge meals

In addition to options such as medium and large sizes, in the US there are also very large sizes and largest. These standards apply to both food and drink. Americans also regularly organize events to honor restaurants serving the largest-size dishes such as burger, pizza, ice cream ... Photos: Mental Floss.
Partying in the car park

Partying in the car park

"Tailgate party" is a popular outdoor partying style in America. The party is usually held in the car park of the stadium, arena or theater. Participants prepared alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and food in the trunk and grill meat together, eating for hours at the car before a tournament or event took place. Photo: Food & Wine Magazine.
Drinks available with ice and straws

Drinks available with ice and straws

In many places, calling drinks means a glass filled with water inside and without anything else. But in the United States, most drinks are served with ice-cold available in the cup and attached straw, as a general convention. Customers who do not want to drink ice will have to notify the seller in advance. Photo: Apartment Therapy.
Freshwater is not limited

Freshwater is not limited

At most restaurants and fast food restaurants in the US, diners can freely add fresh water to their cups. If you order a soda or coffee, you can drink unlimited. However this usually does not apply to cafes. Photo: Time Magazine.
Unit of measurement

Unit of measurement

The way Americans measure things is not the same as most countries in the world. They still use units such as miles, feet (pounds), pounds (lbs) ... instead of international popular measurement systems. Photo: AshSak.
Red plastic cup

Red plastic cup

The disposable red plastic cup became a symbol of American parties and gatherings. Seth Stevenson, journalist of online magazine Slate explained, the US strictly regulates drinking alcohol with people under 21 years of age. "The authorities cannot know what is in the cup if you just look at it." Besides, the fact that Hollywood always uses this cup in party scenes makes it more iconic. Photo: Eater.
Large gap in public toilets

Large gap in public toilets

Many visitors to the US said they were really confused with the toilets, when the space under the doors and partitions was significantly larger than in other places. The Hufflington Post explains, this design may stem from the government's interest, reducing the privacy of its insiders in order to prevent drug use or sex. Photo: Pulehu Pizza.
9 things in the US make visitors feel strange 9 things in the US make visitors feel strange Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on August 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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