You know you’re an American in Australia when…

I recently had the amazing opportunity of visiting Australia for two weeks (I can cross that one off my bucket list). Although a majority of my trip was spent working out of my company’s Melbourne office, hanging with Aussies and doing things locals do, I definitely stuck out as an American.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #1: The first thing you ask when you get off the plane is where you can pet a koala and kangaroo.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #2: You get excited when you see a Starbucks.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #3: You walk and run on the right-hand side of the path.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #4: You question their peculiar terminology, like rubbish instead of trashpetrol instead of gasbuggard instead of exhausted, jumper instead of sweaterentree instead of appetizer, partner instead of husband or girlfriend  and singlet instead of tank top.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #5: You crack up every time the laser-machine gun signals for you to cross the street.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #6: You check the toilet every time you flush to see if the water spins the opposite direction . . . just to see that it doesn’t actually spin at all.

You know you’re an American (girl) in Australia fact #7: You can’t tear your eyes away from the “heaps” of attractive men in one place.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #8: You think the only beer Australians drink is Foster’s.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #9: You find yourself longing for Mexican food, paper towels, restaurants with real wait staff and a stiff drink.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #10: Your souvenirs consist of boomerangs, Billabong apparel and anything with kangaroos on it.

You know you’re an American in Australia fact #11: You’re actually looking forward to paying LA prices.

Published by lindsayeholloway

Writer... editor... environmentalist... athlete...

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: