The residents of the USA are different from us
Americans well, the Russian not understand ... They do not give birthday presents, watching one another and share their problems with psychologists, not with friends. What else we do not understand in the lives of Americans? Let's try to figure out what the inhabitants of the United States so dissimilar to us.
They soon move out from their parents
Most Americans begin to live an independent life in the 18 years after entering the university. Some after graduation returned to his parents' home, but in a society they still look askance: tradition suggests that living with parents after 25 years is not normal. However, this trend has recently been shaken. US the Pew research firm, conducted the survey, concluded that the main reason is not even financial problems and in bringing together parents with older children.
Their parents do not have anything to your children
Money my parents are not considered in the United States automatic inheritance children. Recent themselves often earn pocket money. Thus, children of Charles Feeney, founder of the worldwide network of Duty Free shops and a variety of charitable projects during his studies earned money on a vacation as waiters, maids and cashiers.
Forced to settle on their own, the Americans - even those workaholics. Come to the office at 6 am and leave around midnight for Americans norm. Lunch break is not everywhere. For example, in a large supermarket chain Food Lion, like most other companies, a system of hourly wages. If an employee decides to eat, it should be noted while caring for lunch and time to return to work. Lunch break is not paid. Therefore, many people prefer to snack on the go. Paid holidays are rare. Yes, and leave usually lasts from 5 to 15 days. In Microsoft's list of official holidays included only the largest, such as Christmas and Independence Day. A paid leave lasts only 15 days a year, of which the majority of employees take only half. And many of the divide ... for hours!
They knock each other
If, by looking at the cafe, you will not find room for smokers, it is not necessary to get cigarettes and a lighter. None of the visitors do not make you comments. But many will complain to the manager. In the US, there are cases when an American colleague knocks on is late, and "Sleepless in Seattle resident" calls late at night to the police to report a passing car at a red light. Sometimes even that the student has violated a charter school, he comes to the director to report on their offense. Laws strictly comply with the Americans, and for each offender will be a person who will talk about his sin where it should.
They think primarily about themselves
American can beat his chest, vowing to help in case of trouble, but when this is the help needed to do in the first place as more favorable to him. Before the threat of flooding, he can promise that tomorrow morning will take you away from the ocean. And in the morning to call and say that the plans have changed and it is more convenient to travel with family. In the United States decided to think first of all about himself and his family. It is interesting that in the early XX century, when the correspondents of the newspaper "Pravda" Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov visited the United States, they were struck by the ability of Americans to keep their word. Once, during a conversation with writer Ernest Hemingway journalists noted that they would like to visit the prison Sing Sing, has a very strict regime. It turned out that the father-in-Pope Ham familiar with the prison governor and promised to contribute. Ilf and Petrov did not pay attention to it, but after a day of testing the writer said that the case is settled and correspondents may examine Sing Sing any day.
They do not celebrate birthdays
Two friends can communicate with more than one year and does not know when each other's birthday. If a child heppibezdey with guests and a huge cake - a phenomenon quite common, then, as adults, many Americans do not even give voice when were born. If, however, the American wants to celebrate his birthday, the guests home, he did not summon and gather friends and together they go to a restaurant where a birthday gift will be bought alcohol or paid bill for dinner. We congratulate our colleagues here are not accepted, although there are exceptions. For example, in Google's his birthday employee gets an hour free massage.
They know the value of money
At first glance it may seem that the Americans are greedy and materialistic. In fact, they just know the value of money. This Russian willing to take from the shelves all that will attract, and then surprised the amount resulting at the checkout. However, many of them purchased may not be required, just sold at a discount. Americans are not like that. However, they have a reason. $ 9,000 - the average cost of tuition at a state college except accommodation and meals (2016/2017 academic year).
33 000 dollars - the average cost of tuition at a private college except accommodation and meals (2016/2017 academic year).
10-50 dollars - extra charge for a visit to the doctor if you have health insurance.
160-315 dollars - the monthly fee for the type of HMO medical insurance from Kaiser Permanente per person.
$ 4 - a cup of cappuccino in Miami.
$ 15 - a hike in an inexpensive restaurant in Los Angeles.
$ 3000 - monthly rent one-bedroom apartments in the heart of New York.
Salaries, though vary from state to state and from profession to profession, not so huge in the middle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the fourth quarter of 2016 the average salary in the United States amounted to 849 dollars per week (US $ 758 for women and 927 dollars for men).
They do not fulfill someone else's work
American will not lie under the car, trying to figure out the cause of the engine malfunction and cause the tow truck, so he took her to the car wash. It is unlikely that he will decide on their own and bake the pizza - it has a pizzeria. Of course, if it is not frozen pizza, which you only need to warm up. Residents prefer not to take your time so that you can pay and charge problem-solving professionals. They believe that everyone should do what he does best.
They do not complain
To the question "How are you?" Any American will tell you that everything is fine, and smile. At the same time in his head can spin the idea that he was already two months can not find a job and he soon there will be no money to pay for rent. not accepted to talk about their problems and recognized failures in this country. You can only share positive emotions. A smile - welfare signal. If American smiles - then it all perfectly. Therefore, the United States decided to smile and say hello, even with strangers. Their problems, they prefer to solve by professional psychologists, rather than go for advice on how to live, to friends.