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We have small differences

Monday, June 04, 2007 by Dave Winer.

We do beds much better than Europeans. Permalink to this paragraph

They do bathrooms better. In America, public bathrooms have stalls, so your music is available for all to appreciate. And their music is there for you. In Europe each person gets a little room of their own to do their business. Much more user friendly, for everyone.  Permalink to this paragraph

Except for showers. They make tiny showers. Our showers are human size. Their showers are tiny child-size showers. Permalink to this paragraph

I haven't figured out what to do with bidets, but they're everywhere in Italy. I imagine they think we're uncivilized because we don't have them.  Permalink to this paragraph

Italians do public displays of affection better than Americans. Scandanavians seem hard to touch. Permalink to this paragraph

In general they do food much better than we do. Fast food in Europe is a nice sandwich with fresh ingredients, hand-made. In America it comes wrapped in plastic, filled with preservatives and artificial flavor. A quick meal at a tourist restaurant is filled with flavor and color. The equivalent place in America would not serve edible food.  Permalink to this paragraph

They eat cheese for breakfast. We eat cheese too, but only melted, on omelettes.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'm sure I'll think of other things. Permalink to this paragraph

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