America, the land of opportunity. Get there to live the American dream. We’ve all heard all these and, unless you’re already born there, you’re probably putting a visit to the US (or maybe even moving there completely) high on your priority list. However, just like any other country in the world, America is not perfect. And a teacher from Spain who got there to teach for one year managed to capture the ignorance and self centeredness of some of the Americans with some hilarious stories – made even funnier by the fact that they are real and they manage to draw a pretty exact sketch of how many people think like in America and how foreigners are looked at.
This is not an anti-US article. This is a satire, an article for people with a sense of humor, smart people who don’t get easily offended, because there’s no reason to be offended. This is an article for the Everything Mixed readers, who are certainly the smartest in the world!
So here are the 15 funny American experiences from a Spanish teacher living for one year in the US:
1. How much is 10 Euro in REAL Money?
2. And it all started with a Big Bang. Bang!
3. Ah, you European copycats!
4. That Spanish guy in the Gladiator
5. Let the anti- and pro- vaccination battles begin!
6. Europeans can breathe under water, too
7. Not that kind of Spanish…
8. Spelling and pronunciation
9. You liar!
10. It’s like living in the jungle sometimes
11. You bad boy, you!
12. Money solves all problems
13. Nobody earns more than the Americans
14. Not that kind of Spanish guy
15. Why would you do that?
In the end, the teacher who liven in the US for one year and shared these funny experiences, said: “I spent a wonderful year in the US as a visiting teacher. I made great friends from all nationalities and it was a life changing experience. I also met the most intelligent, cultured and enlightened people ever, who happened to be Americans. Someone asked me to share some of the experiences and here they are. They are funny stories and I hope that you can tell that they are told in good faith. I loved the US and the people I met there. This is not meant to chastise the US or its education system, people say the same things in my country. Or worse.”