With the discussions going on about changes to bail I’ve seen a few people saying things like “oh so you’re just going to drop cash bail, just gonna decide whether to release people, people are just going to show up to court without the money threat?????!?!?!”
Uh yeah…..as I understand it that’s how it works in places all over the world already….
I’ve been released on cash bail before. I didn’t show up to court because of the cash bail, I showed up because warrants are annoying.
Not putting the final price on the tag. I’m not sure whether it’s still like this, but a few years ago one never knew whether the $1.00 item in McDonald’s or Burger King is actually $1.00 or maybe $1.08.
This one is more on the positive side, because I think we could learn some from it.
Talking and sharing your life with complete strangers. I have met quite a few americans so it seems the norm that you share and engage with strangers in public. The bus, train, parks etc. And then you go on your way.
In Denmark you’d be a “freak” if you did that.
I’ve heard someone say that we are the only ones who drink out of Solo Cups
Canadians do too, and in Europe when some younger people play beer pong they get them for “authenticity”. Other than that. Yes, north americans are the only ones as far as i know.
Yeah we use them for beer pong here in Europe (mostly knock-offs though) but that’s just because the standard here is like 0,2L plastic cups, which are way harder to throw ping pong balls into. Generally you can’t buy them as disposable cups in the supermarket though and you have to buy some sort of beer pong set.
I was in Germany for the 4th of July about 10 years ago. The stores had big Solo cup displays with “American Party!!” advertisements and everyone wearing red, white, and blue clothes. Brought a tear to my eye.
And they say us Americans have no culture smh
Ambulance rides costing money seems pretty absurd to people from other countries
I’ve heard of people getting Ubers instead of getting an ambulance because it costs so much
Yeah, my roommate was really sick once. I got an Uber and took her to the hospital because an ambulance would’ve cost $1000 instead of $15.
Which reasonably priced state do you live in? It’s usually 3 – 5K
Yep. I’m still paying off debt from an ambulance ride that cost me $3,500. I went like two miles. And I have amazing health insurance by US standards.
When I went to New York I was flabbergasted by the amount of people just loitering on the streets or having phone conversations that everyone can hear on the train like npcs from GTA.
People outside of the USA don’t hang out in public or let other people into their business on public transport.
I managed to hear a woman talk about how her baby daddy wasn’t going to her daughters birthday party and I started to pick side’s in her personal life, while walking through Central Park I heard two friends with a substantial age gap talk about everyone in their friend group having mistresses and they were trading information on the mistress facts each of them knew for their respective friends, I got invested in that one so I folliwed them for a while (pretending I wasn’t) because I wanted the tea.