Top 10 Things Americans Do that Other Countries Think are Strange

I'm American, and for the Fourth of July, I decided, why not make this list?
The Top Ten
1 Not use the metric system 

In my personal opinion, the imperial system is easier, but the metric system is all in tens, and that's probably why most of the world uses it.

In Canada we use both systems but I personally prefer the metric system.

I drink more than one gallon beer.

2 Have huge portion sizes at restaurants 

Restaurants that have huge portions are mostly the best ones. I went to this Italian restaurant near Disneyland and they gave us these big ass bowls of pasta. Hot damn that was awesome.

True. That's what takeout boxes are for.

We are the land of plenty. *shrugs*

3 Accuse the British of spelling things wrong

It simply has evolved into two different languages, neither is better than the other. I can see how it may seem strange, but in the end, we have different cultures and ways of doing things.

"British people kinda started the language." "Kinda" is the operative phrase, here. English came mostly from German, Latin and Greek.

For example a British kid writes "colour". Then the American kid writes "color".

4 Fly American flags everywhere 

A thing I noticed when traveling in Canada is how often I saw the Canadian flag, which made me realize how customary it is to see the American flag in the U.S...Americans, you may take offense with this, but it's normal for us to see the flag, well everywhere, because we're used to it. Once you step outside, it will be strange to see another country's flag all the time. Basically, it's relative to where you're coming from. At least in my experience it has been.

"Creepy? " Tell your friend that "aluminium" is "creepy." Or that English domestic policies are "a bit creepy." Ask your friend if all those American flags were "creepy" when we bailed their butts out of WW II. Ask him if he'd prefer to be speaking German, now.

5 Call football "soccer"

Although it was the British who invented the word "soccer"...

6 Tip waiters

Apparently in Europe, your not supposed to tip because the restaurants are expected to pay the workers a living wage.

That's generous, how can that be strange?

7 Have stores that sell literally everything from eggs to furniture 

I had no idea this was unusual until I started talking to a Brazilian online haha.

8 Think states are a huge deal

Okay so here's what I mean by that.
Person 1: Hello fellow American! I'm from California. Where are you from?
Person 2: Arkansas.
*That's it. They literally have nothing to talk about. But if they're from the same state...*
Person 1: I'm from California. Where are you from?
Person 2: *excited* I'm from California! Let's talk about a food chain and/or football team that only exists in our state!

If "they literally have nothing to talk about," they probably don't have much going on between their ears.

9 Say "I love your accent"

Haha I've been told this a lot by American and Canadian tourists, especially when I'm in London.

10 Not have the tax listed on the price tag

Not only do I not want to do the math, but why bother putting 3/4 of the price on the tag when you can just put the full one?

Here in Canada we have the same problem. Price $134.97 + taxes. Annoying. Just say $155 and don't make me do the math.

The Contenders
11 Have free refills on drinks in restaurants 

What can I say? Do you want Mr. Krabs charging everyone in America for refills on our drinks in restaurants?

I have recently learned that this doesn't happen in other countries.

Not strange at all. England has this too.

12 Vote for bad presidents

Yeah people here are stupid and vote for a bad president. For Example, a bunch of idiots voted for Donald Trump! What the heck?!

Trump was controversial. British people only heard the bad things because our media is liberal. People in America either love Trump or hate him

A lot of people hated Trump. I'm not sure, but I think the electoral votes gave him his win.

13 Watch American football

Ya. Basically everybody watches football. The Super Bowl has been the most watched broadcast for like 10 years straight. If you don't like football the. You're probably gay (or just a girl)

No, it's not the same thing as soccer.
No, I don't really care about football.
Yes, I only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.

One of the worst sports ever. I wonder why you didn't put terrorism here?

14 Put on fake smiles
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