American Habits And Customs That Baffle The Rest Of The World

While it is undeniable that the United States of America takes pride in living stateside, the rest of the world often wonders why. If you've ever asked yourself how America looks in the eyes of others, take a gander at the following list of habits that are considered peculiar at best by other countries. How many of these things are you guilty of doing?

1. Acting casual

Americans, especially tourists, tend to dress a bit more casually than most other people would. They'll wear regular ol' T-shirts and khaki shorts to the beach, a restaurant, a play, you name it. At least it makes them easy to spot!

2. Using feet

As a person from, well, anywhere else in the world, it's hard to fathom why the U.S. still uses the imperial measuring system. Twelve inches, three feet, 1,760 yards... It's a lot more complicated than necessary. Oh, and freezing temperature should be zero.

3. Ice ice baby

Why do we need ice in everything? If a drink has been refrigerated, it should be cold enough, right? In fact, adding all that ice makes it uncomfortable to sip and makes it watery fast. Not everything needs to be on the rocks.

4. PB&J

Alright, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are pretty delicious, but also so sweet that you can barely call it a sandwich anymore. To make matters worse, American bread slices are loaded with sugar too. What's with the sweet tooth?