I’m that American who spends several months each year outside of the USA and I’ve had to learn a thing or two:
- Refills are not automatic. You pay for them. Everywhere.
- Ketchup is not always free, even at McDonalds.
- There is nothing special about a U.S. Dollar — and nobody feels flattered to get it as a tip.
- Nobody else likes the idea of tipping 20% or having sales tax added as an extra. Nobody.
- Nobody else ever asks where you go to church or whether you go to church.
- Football is the world’s most popular sport and it is not played by steroid-bloated giants wearing huge helmets.
- Nobody in the world wishes they too had a Second Amendment to allow everyone to conceal and carry a weapon.
- Not everybody in the world lives with the fear that a medical problem will send them into poverty.
- That people from other countries actually take long family vacations without the fear that they will lose their jobs for taking them.
- That not everybody in the world speaks English.
Other than these minor issues, I really know what I need to know.