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    [–] Redditors who have moved away from their home country, what was the biggest culture shock about the country you now live in? ferrisweelish 7 points ago in AskReddit

    Where I live in the UK nearly all shops are closed on Sundays. We get everything done on Saturdays, our lunch break, or after work. I walk to work, so I can take a 10 minute detour in town and grab groceries on my way home.

    It was still hard for me because I moved from the US so i was used to many shops being open 7 days a week.

    [–] Redditors who have moved away from their home country, what was the biggest culture shock about the country you now live in? ferrisweelish 25 points ago in AskReddit

    You pay $1.06 at the cashier.

    You can save all you receipts to do taxes in April to see if you can get a tax refund. But most people don't. I don't think you'd get too much back that way tbh.

    Doing taxes looks primarily at your income tax rather than your day to day purchases.

    [–] Just like anti-dandruff shampoos, what other products actually make your condition worse? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I've found that Vaseline didn't do anything for my lips when they were really dry. Just gave them a nice feeling and once it came off my lips were still dry.

    [–] What is something that is really popular now, but in 5 years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by? ferrisweelish 3 points ago in AskReddit

    A friend from university is one. And she was a bio major and currently a registered dietician! She was the last person I would have thought to be against vaccines

    [–] People of reddit, what is something fairly common that you havent done yet? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I learned to ride a bike just this summer and I'm 27 years old. I still panic a bit sometimes and I don't bike unless there is a specific bike lane and even walk the bike when crossing the street. But otherwise I'm really glad I learned.

    [–] Women of Reddit, what thing do male coworkers do that is not quite sexual harassment, but you wish they would stop doing it so you can be comfortable at work? ferrisweelish 7 points ago in AskReddit

    This one woman had two kids at my work about 1 year apart from each other. When she came back from her second maternity leave one of the Partners comments 'Hope you're not planning on having anymore soon' or something along those lines. It just felt so inappropriate.

    [–] What health problems do you have and how does it affect your life? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I have Lupus. It's pretty much under control. I only take the smallest doses of the medications to control it. But I still get these random aches and pains in my body occasionally. I feel like I don't have the same amount of energy that someone my age should have. I catch colds and flu's very quickly and they take a long time to go away. I get tired very quickly and can't go as much physical activity as I used to be able to do.

    I still feel like i have it a lot better than many people with Lupus as for many people it can be debilitating. My Mum was in the hospital for 2 months when she was diagnosed.

    [–] What fruit do you hate? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Papaya. Though I have a theory that you have to be a proper adult to like papayas. Everyone I know who likes papayas now hated them their younger. Maybe once I start liking papayas I'll become a proper adult.

    [–] Healthcare professionals of Reddit, what frustrates you the most about how people (don’t) care for their bodies? ferrisweelish 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Most families are getting boxed food from food pantries which usually are not the best for you. Its hard for the food pantries to keep fresh produce on hand.

    Absolutely this. I volunteered at a food pantry and each family received one bag of food a week. Only families with kids under 5 received milk and only when it was available. Occasionally we would gets some sort of meat and usually something like hotdogs.

    Rarely we got fruits and most of the time it was what were going bad.

    The majority of the bag would be filled with bread, pasta, a canned veggie (usually corn),cereal, and more bread.

    We we're lucky enough to be able to have home cooked meals most days but so many people are relying frozen foods. We used to be able to get Ramen noodles for 10 for a $1. That's a $.10 meal. For many families that is what they can afford.

    [–] Healthcare professionals of Reddit, what frustrates you the most about how people (don’t) care for their bodies? ferrisweelish 14 points ago in AskReddit

    Fast food isn't the only unhealthy option. As kids my parents had a lot of unhealthy food around the house because it was really cheap especially if you clipped coupons. Like you could buy boxes of ice cream, frozen burritos, sugary cereals etc for very cheap without having to worry about it going bad. We did eat a lot of home cooked food but that was because my mom was house wife but I can imagine that it being easier and maybe even cheaper to feed your kid frozen fries and chicken nuggets when you can buy boxes of it on sale and with coupons and store it in the freezer.

    [–] What character has an undiagnosed mental disorder everyone just ignores? ferrisweelish 7 points ago in AskReddit

    He had Arabella Figg placed there to sort of watch over him didn't he. She saw Harry on a semi regular basis. You'd think she would have mentioned to Dumbledore about his situation.

    [–] [serious]What do we do now that will be looked at as primitive and backwards in 100 years? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Whenever my husband goes to Pakistan, he brings back a huge load antibiotics because the pharmacies aren't really regualted so you can get them without a prescription. He would get a cold/sore throat, and take antibiotics for a week and insist that the reason he felt better in a week was because of the pills.

    DID YOU EVER CONSIDER THAT A WEEK IS ENOUGH TIME TO GET OVER A COLD?!

    Luckily he has stopped and will wait it out like or go to the doctor if it get serious. Please don't self administer antibioitcs.

    [–] Americans Of Reddit, What Is Something That You’ve Been Envious Of That Other Countries Have? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I've been living and working in the UK for almost two years now. We get 25 days Paid leave, plus the option to buy up to 10 more if we'd like. I'm going to be taking a 3 week holiday in August and will still have 3 weeks left to take.

    Women are entitited to 1 year of maternity leave- 3 months are paid, 3 months with half pay, and after that you get social security benefits for the remianing time on maternity.

    I don't own a car here. I can walk most everywhere, or can take the bus on the rare occasion I need to go out of town. It's also made me less lazy. Before the thought of walking 20 min. to get somewhere wasn't even something I'd consider. Now I walk if its less than 25 minutes, bike if its more, and take the bus only if I really need to. But also everything is just so much closer that I don't even need to consider needing a car.

    [–] What was the most confusing school subject that you tried very hard on, but still did bad in class? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Calculus. I was able to get as far a pre-calc in high school, than had to take calculus in university. Attended tutoring sessions went to all the classes and still barely managed to pass. It just wouldn't click.

    [–] Non-British people, what's something you want clarifying from our culture? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Here in Jersey (Channel Islands NOT new Jersey) there's a cream tea/dance/royal wedding watch party at the town hall.

    So I guess some people are excited?

    [–] What non-standard house feature is a must have for your dream house? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    This! We have only one drawer in our kitchen and barely any cabinets. And no normal cutlery organizer fits it in. I found a handmade one at a charity shop and it's the only one that fits. It drives me insane every time I have to take out all the spice bottles to find the one in the back.