The “Petite” department in South Florida clothing stores is often geared more towards older women who have shrunk than younger women who have always been short.
Square footage of one’s personal space in America is greater than the square footage of my bathroom. Square footage of one’s personal space in Israel is smaller than the square footage of my toilet (and often just as soiled – did I say that out loud?). This means that in America, people will say excuse me for entering the same aisle as you in the supermarket, even if they are nowhere near you (by Israeli standards, anyway).
Friendly’s still serves Butter Crunch ice cream, bless ’em.
Starbucks is to coffee what McDonald’s is to food. Would you like fries with that?
Air France flight attendants were nicer than expected. I can’t be absolutely certain, though, since they rarely spoke to us in English, despite the uncomprehending looks on our faces when they addressed us in French.
Only in New York City can you save money by staying with friends while simultaneously forking over a sum of money equal to or greater than the cost of a hotel room (outside of NYC, of course!) to put your car in the closest parking garage.
Where else but Super Target could you purchase a digital video camera, children’s clothing, patio furniture (not that I did, but I could have), groceries, a Starbucks latte (from the in-store Starbucks branch), shoes and luggage? I briefly considered picking up some sushi, but then asked myself if I really wanted to buy sushi in a place that also sells feminine hygiene products. The answer was no, of course. Being offered fries with your burger is one thing. Tampons with your tekka maki, on the other hand… I did, however, take a chocolate chip cookie.
For some folks in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a fancy evening out means donning your finest outfit and eating your weight in fried foods at Shoney’s. Would you like fries with that?