How did the American habit after living in Russia
Everyone says that Russia changes people, but how? This was written Joanna Stein American who has lived in Russia for some time. She listed the habit, which she had not before she began to live in "Mother Russia". Moreover, some with it moved to America and became a part of her daily life. Her opinion has caused heated debate, and, most importantly, many readers became jealous of Joanna, finding some really cool stuff!
Now more about what she has learned.
To wear slippers at home
In Russia, the whole culture of slippers. All members of the family have their own slippers, in which they change shoes, coming from the street. There is even a spare pair for guests. In America, I rarely wear shoes. Only in autumn and winter, when I walk around the house or when barefoot on dirty streets, if the heat or in socks. Now in the US return, I can not imagine how I lived before without slippers.
Dancing the Night
In the US, all the clubs close at midnight, and you have to go home. In Russia, the bars and clubs are open until six in the morning. My friends and I had fun all night and returned home around 7. Now I'm really miss this holiday.
Buy all cash
In the US, the world is ruled by a credit card and credit card only. In Russia, they rule the cash. Frankly, I do not even remember that once one of my friends in America, paying cash. In Russia it is more convenient, because it does not always take the card. The only negative - the salary is also issued in cash - it was very strange to twice a week to get a handful of money and even more strange - to drag it all back home in her purse.
Take a cold shower
Every summer in Russia for a summer cut off the hot water for the prevention, although not in all areas. And if you too lazy to heat water and run with basins, we have to take a cold shower. At first it was terrible, but then I even liked it! Now in America, sometimes I wash cold in the heat. It helps refresh, and say that it is very useful.
Do not sleep in a real bed
Most of the apartments in Russia are rather small in size, so some pieces of furniture have many functions simultaneously. For example, a sofa bed. Most of the Russians sleep on sofas that can be converted and transformed into a bed. Still there are couches, ottomans and so on. D. But it is very rare to find a real bed. Personally, I slept on the sofa. Conveniently, but still the bed I like more.
American McDonald's - it's just a ton of fat and grease and oil! In Russia, however, McDonald's is markedly different to taste. The food here is more flavorful, and not so heavy and greasy. Therefore, I often have a bite at McDonalds, and even started to love him. But on his arrival in America I was disappointed again.
Tea all my adult life I have been associated with England. I do not even know that in Russia so fond of tea. Russian drink liters of it. At work, at home, in a cafe. And obyazateklno with pechenyushkami or some dessert. My work in Russia tea was something of a public event, and I soon discovered that began to drink tea - cup after cup. Now in America the best break for me - it's a cup of tea with sweet.
Wash your hands every time you come home
I never washed his hands so often before coming to Russia. I think this is due to the fact that the city is so dirty that, back home, you feel in the hands of a layer of dust. But now the first thing I'm going to the bathroom and try not to touch anything until I wash my hands. It is a good habit, in my opinion.
Two doors in the apartment
In my apartment did not keep two entrances, but there were two doors. It looked rather odd. I do not know why the Russian is doing. Maybe so, they are trying to keep warm! But obviously it is not to protect against thieves, because the second door is usually unstable.
Do not show documents, ordering alcohol
I think that is the dream of every teenager. Yes, when I ordered a drink at a club or restaurant, I have never been asked to produce documents. In America - it is a rarity. If left without documents, do not buy alcohol, even if you look at 30. Now, when I forget certificate at home, sadly reminded of Russia.
There spawn without any special reason to
Many people associated with Russian caviar, it is believed that it is eaten on holidays. It argued that the champagne (or vodka) with caviar - it's just the tip of sophistication. But in fact, in Russia there can spawn at any time - often with pancakes or smeared it on bread and butter.