Non-Americans Are Sharing Their Biggest 'WTF' Moment When They First Visited The US

'To me, this was totally bizarre. You just don't see it where I'm from.'

1/16/2022 6:00:00 AM

“To me, this was totally bizarre. You just don’t see it where I’m from.”

'To me, this was totally bizarre. You just don't see it where I'm from.'

Getty Images"How long American commutes can be. Some Americans really think it’s normal to drive for a couple hours to and from work each day."Universal Pictures"Two weeks of paid vacation is often considered 'generous' by employers. Where I'm from, two weeks is nothing."

Apatow Productions"Free refills. It was so weird. I felt obliged to finish my drink because I was trying to be polite in restaurants, which resulted in me constantly going to the toilet."Rachel S GTap to play or pause GIF

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betterthansteve 27. "The fact that a server actually takes your credit card when you're paying the check. This is bizarre to foreigners. In France you’d never let anyone take your card anywhere you can’t see it." Getty Images Michael B. 28. "How long American commutes can be. Some Americans really think it’s normal to drive for a couple hours to and from work each day." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures u/f1redude_YT 29. "Two weeks of paid vacation is often considered 'generous' by employers. Where I'm from, two weeks is nothing." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Apatow Productions megang4abb8cb20 30. "Free refills. It was so weird. I felt obliged to finish my drink because I was trying to be polite in restaurants, which resulted in me constantly going to the toilet." Hill Street Studios / Getty Images — Rachel S G 31. "The air conditioning. It's on everywhere all the time. And the temperature shock between the outdoors and inside any freaking building." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC u/un_saumon 32. "There was an insane amount of space just...everywhere in America. As a European who is used to being crammed into every little nook (even in rural areas), the size and space in American towns and cities was unimaginable." Getty Images