Europe and America belong to the same western world. The two mostly agree on important democratic issues, but there are some things where their cultures clash. As we all know, Europeans and Americans have very different perspectives on certain things in life, like their food choices, political issues, and other everyday matters. Today, we’ve brought together fifteen things Americans do that the Europeans don’t understand. Read ahead to see how many of these you can and can not understand.
Europeans have an undying confusion about how sweet America is. From their bread to tomato sauce, everything the Americans consume is overloaded with sugar. Not just the Europeans, even the Americans don’t understand why it is so. Some of them have even complained that the extreme sweetness overpowers all other flavors in their food. That’s not where the ridiculousness ends, though. If you want sugar-free food in America, you’ve got to pay more for it.
In the rest of the world, the prices mentioned on price tags include all sorts of taxes. If a price tag says five euros, then you pay five euros at the counter. But in America, things are not that simple. Here, taxes aren’t included in the amount on price tags. You can only find the actual amount of money you have to pay after you go to the cashier and get your products scanned. The reason for exempting taxes from price tags is that taxes vary from state to state. It’s much easier for them to calculate taxes on a given base price.
If you’ve been to any European country, you must have noticed that people never turn right on the red light. Unless there’s a sign that allows this explicitly, turning right on a red light is illegal in Europe. In America, it’s the other way around. You can turn right at any red light unless there’s a sign that prohibits you from doing so. If you want to laugh, take a European on a ride and watch how they freak out when turning right on a red light.