As a new month dawns in a foreign land, I am unable to stop myself from sharing some really interesting things I noted in the United States of America.
v People follow traffic rules like a religion. Therefore, there is almost zero blaring horns and dented cars.
v Seat belts in the car is mandatory!
v CAVEAT EMPTOR is an important concept in the Sale of Goods Act, 1930. It means “Let the Buyer Beware”. Here, all the shops follow that rule. Therefore, no sales person behind you trying to sell anything. So, as a buyer, you do as much research as possible and make informed purchase. Sad part is, nobody to assist.
v When you eat from restaurants, a gratuity of 18% is added to your bill money. This gratuity is the tips (as we call in India) to the waiter. Such a practice ensures that the self-respect of the waiter is not deteriorated and also that he is paid a decent tip; not some a few cents!
v You should fill your own petrol. So, no need to reconfirm if the amount is set at zero or not.
v The city is so well maintained that it is like a vast garden. I mean, the city itself is like a garden and therefore, no gardens needed J
I am a big patriot. Yet, I feel that it is ok to take good things from others for our own good. May be, we can start following the traffic rules!!!
Can we start this new month with that note?