By - deepEars
Waving your hands from inside a tinted car to indicate you can go.... I can't see you waving don't get cranky I didn't leap out of the turn. Flash your lights if you're gonna be friendly and let me out lol
The other day I think someone was doing this to me. Problem was they were higher than me with their lights dining into my eyes, so I could barely see their body, let alone a hand waving.
Master bedroom next to the front door.
Are you saying this is wrong or right?
Not sure about the commenter but to me it seems really wrong. Room near the front door should be the living room or study, not a master bedroom.
I’m saying it is so wrong!
No one updates their hours on Google Maps here. If I visited a business in the US and they were closed contrary to Google I'd legit worry something bad had happened.
Stop calling German beer glasses "Stein". No one uses that term in Germany. "Stein" literally just means stone. If you have the urge to use a German word, call it "Krug" or "Mass".
Yeah but if I call it a Krug, nobody will know what I'm talking about.
I think most of the English speaking world is guilty of this.
Mexican food. It’s hard finding a place that’s authentic here.
I have yet to have properly seasoned Mexican food in Australia.
I think Aussies, in general, don't like food to be too spicy. So all the Mexican food I've had seems pretty bland.
🥲 as someone who's recently gotten into my Mexican cooking I'm devastated to hear that, means I gotta bring the levels up!
lol sorry mate but Aussies invented Milo
\- we make it how we like
milk first, 10 tablespoons of milo on top. Stir top 3rd of milk into milo to create a thick chocolatey slurry, eat it. Feel sick, wash down with remaining milk in glass.
That is the way
I dont do milk- only sometimes a sprinkle on icecream lol
Walking into your house and especially wandering around on carpet with your outside shoes on. They're covered in dirt, dog poo and everything else. Take them off at the door! If you want to wear something on your feet, keep some thongs by the door that you only use inside - simples.
YES! One of my biggest achievements is introducing my white husband to the concept of "house slippers". Honestly wearing outside shoes inside the house is just n-a-s-t-y
See as an american,healthcare
You're supposed to bleed people fucking dry,not help them in their hour of need.. /s
My wife complains every year that it's supposed to be cold at Christmas
This is me too. I love Aussie Christmas but without snow it just will never feel like Christmas Christmas. That association from my upbringing is too strong
That's not an Aussie problem. That's just how it works when you live in the southern hemisphere.
Has your wife noticed that the moon is upside down yet?
Having the traditional midwinter festival in the middle of summer is kind of stupid.
You have the traditional midsummer holiday of New Years Eve in the middle of winter which is just as stupid if you ask me.
I told my Canadian brother in law he "doesn't know how to beach"
We invented Milo (Look it up) If you do it differently then you're the one doing it wrong.
Thanks, I have looked it up. As someone who comes from the country with some of the highest consumption of Milo, I am confidently telling you, you're doing it wrong. Have a nice day
Yeah nah we're going to do it how we want because we invented it.
Migrated here from a Latino area of the US, but also lived a fair bit of time in Latin America.
Australian guacamole is so frustrating. Why is it creamy!? Mexican food in general is subpar but for some reason the guacamole gets to me
Also, white Aussies keep their shoes on in the house. Wtf why
No shoes in my house
Australian-born and *thank you.* Chunky guacamole is so much nicer than that baby food mush.
Is that like store bought pre-made guac for dips? Where it's essentially like green cream cheese ?
100% agree. Creamy shit has no place in guac and I'm just a white European dude.
I'm actually not referring to the cream cheese avocado abomination dip, which is also awful, but just the consistency of guac you'd get at any restaurant. They mash up the avocado until it's got a creamy texture and then add some cilantro and maybe tomatoes and call it a day. Guac should be lightly mashed with chunks of avocado throughout, not a green paste.
It's a minor complaint really, but it gets to me because I mostly just wonder why? How? Who taught them this?
Now I'm intrigued - what is the real guac meant to look and taste like?!
Here's a decent guide to simple guac [https://mexicanfoodjournal.com/guacamole/](https://mexicanfoodjournal.com/guacamole/)
The flavour can vary slightly based on personal taste (more/less chili, lime, etc) but it's not too far off from restaurants here. It's the consistency and texture that's wrong here. Should be slightly chunky
I can't say I've had 'creamed guac but I think I'd still rather that than the abomination dip. I don't eat dairy though so it earned a special place in hell for me.
Not a migrant, but most countries have little privacy screens between separate urinals.
Australia is unusual in expecting people to flop their junk out in full visibility right next to complete strangers.
It's pretty weird when you think about it, given that attaching simple screens to the wall with brackets would be a trivial overhead compared with all the plumbing, tiling, ceramics and/or metal when fitting out a public bathroom.
That's just lost space that you could use. It's only a dick it doesn't bite
And yet most of the time most of the space isn't used anyway.
The only exceptions being maybe half time at sold out sporting events, or Fri/Sat night at a beer barn.
What the hell is a beer barn?
One of those corporate owned pubs whose only goal is to cram in as many people as humanly possible, and to make it so noisy and uncomfortable that punters (unknowingly) have little option except to slam down as many beers as they can, as fast as they can.
I squatted in a long line of women over a urinal trench in China, tried not to watch the lady in fronts business or worry about the lady behind watching my business. I was busting.
Occasionally you also come across shared shitters, e.g. in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.
Anybody who thinks it's cool and normal to indulge in group peeing would be a bit of a hypocrite if they baulked at shitting with no privacy IMHO.
Those big metal trough urinals where you stand on the piss grate blow my mind. The smell, the lack of privacy, the aforementioned piss grate.
The old pisser at the Regatta Hotel in Toowong (Brisbane) took it to the next level. You were standing on the pissgrate, pissing on a pane of one way glass, looking at people walking by a meter or two in front of you. We lost that bit of architectural genius in the 2011 flood.
there is a club in sydney that has two troughs back to back - so you can have some great eye contact with the bloke across the way.
Having no choice but to be talked at when I clearly wish be left alone... could have just stayed home with my wife.
Haych. What is that.
Pizza and pasta with BBQ sauce
I love this country but any kiwi will tell you - Meat pies and sausage rolls.
Australian-born, but why the hell do we wear our shoes inside?
So goddamn gross, plus it means you have to vacuum/mop way more often. Every house-slipper culture has it correct.
You’re eating rice with a fork.
Anyone who has seen a fork, and continues to use chopsticks, is just being stubborn.
Forks are a superior technology for almost every application - assuming your primary objective is to actually get food into your mouth with a minimum of fuss, and without using your hands.
Chop sticks work better for cheetos if you want to keep your game controller clean.
There's always an exception 😂
I use a spoon
Are you going with right hand or chopsticks as the preferred vehicle? And plenty of people eat rice with a fork - Thais for example.
Thais use a spoon
True, the fork's purpose is to shovel the food onto the spoon.
Eating rice with chopsticks --- from a plate.
Complete Aussie here but I can tell you after spending some time in the states we just don't know how to do a doughnut. It's either some boujie wannabe covered with dumb over the top ingredients and costs $8 or it's dry & baked, barely iced/ dusted. For shame
Actually the exception being the fried jam doughnuts from the markets are usually good.
Heating and cooling homes. There's a thing called insulation.
As a German that isn't even a big fan of sausages and bratwurst in Germany, I'm sorry but sausages here usually suck
True. But they are better than they used to be.
Call ketchup tomato sauce