One of my favourite things about living in a foreign country is that people are always suggesting American cultural experiences that I can’t miss but I have to admit I’ve been pretty lax at doing them so far. Sometimes people tell me that I should watch something or eat something and I think to myself never in a million years whilst nodding politely but at least 50% of the time I add it to my mental list. The problem is that the list is ever growing and I’m really bad at motivating myself to actually do the things and finding the time so I’m reaching out to you awesome readers for suggestions.
Which ones should I do first? Do you have any additional ideas (preferably ones that won’t cause offence or get me deported)?
- Watch the Red Sox (expensive).
- Watch an ice hockey game (expensive but there are fights and things actually happen).
- Go tailgating. I assume this would involve making friends with someone who owns a truck so it could take some time.
- Go to a political rally (presumably with earplugs).
- Watch Parks and Rec (not keen but I would understand 50% of my coworkers pop culture references in one go.
- Go to a drive through movie.
- Go to Taco Bell (I value the integrity of my stomach but people tell me I should go at least once).
- Watch Friends. Only suggest this if you want to hurt me.
- F**k off back to England (a stranger suggested this to me on a Facebook page when I suggested Trump might not be the sanest choice for President).
- Go to the DMV. I’ve been in the US for over 2 years and still not driven here, mainly because Boston drivers have a scary combination of appalling driving and a high level of confidence in their driving abilities.
- Watch the Macy’s Day Parade (granted I only have a one day window per year to do this).
- Camp in the woods. I camped a lot in England but we don’t have bears and rattlesnakes etc so it’s less dangerous.
- Go to Walmart- quite proud I haven’t been yet but have been told I have to experience it.
- Go to a state fair, I don’t think it matters which one.
Thanks for your help!