“When in Rome…” they say. I think I deserve some pretty good grades in the American Way. Some things I still need to work on. Here’s how I plead:
Give me straight A’s on:
Getting around: I learned the order of the street names that cross the five main avenues. I know the parking hours and fares by heart. I know which street goes in what direction. I stopped jay-walking already day one. Know that you can turn right on a red light if it’s free. Left turn on red from oneway to oneway. Planning my day to avoid rush hours when carborn.
City pace: I wake up with the city, run and eat with the locals, shop where they do and know which streets to avoid at certain hours. I started to be concerned about gas prices. I’ve done laundry.
Extra credits: having burgers at Dick’s.
Fail me on:
Shopping: Still forget that tax is not included. Can’t figure out if my VISA card is for debit or credit, always make the wrong choice in the store.
Habits: I don’t work therefore I don’t start my day at Starbucks. I tend to either skip lunch or have a late one.
Food: I’ve been bad at eating all american food. No blueberry pancakes. No brunch. No bagels. No mexican food. No donuts. Not even a STEAK. I’d boo me so go ahead.