Saturday, May 30, 2009

Reverse Culture Shock

The number one question everyone asks me is, "Is it weird to be home?" Well, it's not. I think having lived in America for 28+ years has made the transition pretty smooth. However, there are lots of little things that I keep noticing that feel sort of strange to me. For the next couple of days I'll point out some of those things.

The first thing that felt weird to me was carpet. Yes, carpet.

(PICTURE: Look at that nice soft, dust free carpet.)

For the last fifteen months I've been walking and living on hard wood floors. I think the only carpet I ever saw in Vietnam was at Language Link. However, at Language Link I always wore shoes. Since coming home, I've been re-acquainting my toes with carpet. It seems that carpet is everywhere in America.

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