America isn't what the movies make it out to be
You can argue about whether America is the greatest country in the world, but you can’t argue about the extreme influence American culture has had all over the globe. One of our biggest exports is film; you’d be hard-pressed to meet anyone who hasn’t seen an American movie before. However, did you ever stop to think about what our movies say about us? Movies are full of car chases, shoot outs, star-crossed lovers, and fanciful musical numbers, so they may be giving people who have never visited The States a few misconceptions about what American life is really like.
I thought you americans ate pizza every friday, that’s why i wanted to go to USA in the first place. (Daivern)
If by every Friday you mean nearly every day, you’re spot on about some of us. (FreedomFromIgnorance)
The Wet Stuff
Being English, I didn’t even think about a language barrier. At a football game, took me about 5 minutes to get a bottle of water. The girl just couldn’t understand how I said water, I had to point to one someone else had in the end. (ontheloodoingapoo)
Honestly, you guys were a lot friendlier than I expected. Even in New York, which seems to pride itself on not giving a d**n, I found people to be extremely friendly, polite and helpful. (Ulf_TheQuarrelsome)