Jun 27, 2023
I'm an American living in England
AN American abroad has said life across the pond takes some getting used to. Even after living in England for nearly two years, she admitted that there are still a few things that she finds a bit
AN American abroad has said life across the pond takes some getting used to.
Even after living in England for nearly two years, she admitted that there are still a few things that she finds a bit strange.
Mom and US Air Force wife Ambraly (@thatgirl_ambraly19) left behind her life in Texas for a fresh start in England.
Having lived there for nearly two years now, she still isn’t used to certain quirks.
“The mailbox on the door still makes me s**t my pants every time something comes through,” she said in the clip, pointing to the slit on the front door that the mailman uses.
She’s also not a fan of the door or window locks they use, which don’t allow you to simply turn a deadbolt from the inside but instead require keys or a chain lock.
"And the fact that the windows open outwards."
Décor wise, Ambraly doesn’t love the paper lamps that are attached to her ceilings.
“And let’s not forget about these radiators that are always there,” she added.
Moving into the kitchen, she said not everything is what it seems.
"This looks like a normal cabinet, right?"
Upon opening it, she revealed that it held her boiler inside instead.
"So I lost storage space with that."
While she doesn’t love that the outlets are all upside down, she approves of the switch you must turn to activate them.
“Not to mention, calling highways ‘dual carriageways,’ still messes me up some times.
“I’m not used to bikers being right there on the highway, or tractors, even though I’m from the country, still not used to tractors on the highway.”
Speaking of highways, she doesn’t feel great about the national speed limit being 70 mph.
“Oh, and the best part to top it all off, I am still not used to no AC.
“We have two window units and it still doesn’t cool this house down when it is 80 degrees or more outside.”
One viewer was shocked to learn about the European lifestyle: “Nobody has AC ever? I love learning how others live. I’m so intrigued.”
And a second noted another unsettling aspect about life abroad: “The no screens on the windows scare me every time.”