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For those born outside of the US, what was the hardest part of getting used to life here in America?

Asked by America (46 points ) April 16th, 2014

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trailsillustrated's avatar

The panhandlers and beggars. Everywhere, on every corner, every freeway entrance. You had to go to one of those state run liquor stores in some states to buy booze. The religiousness!! I love America though. And I really, really felt sorry for them ($140 doctor visits!!).

Brian1946's avatar

I was born in Canada.

The hardest parts of getting used to life in America, were learning a new accent and adjusting to warmer temperatures. ;-)

rojo's avatar

It has been too long. The only thing I remember was how annoying it was being the novelty flavor of the month.

Smashley's avatar

Learning the lingo of health insurance, and learning to make life decisions (like not getting married, and cutting back my hours at work) based upon insurance considerations.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Well, my South African daughter-in-law loves the attention her accent brings. I can’t speak for her, but I think the hardest thing I have had to do has been to educate her on scams – from junk mail to junk e-mail to door-to-door salesmen, to phone solicitations, misleading ads, and the list goes on. I had to teach her to just say NO, to everything!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I am not sure. I think it was that I missed my friends so much, we left so suddenly.

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