Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Lost in America

An American expat at The Guardian discovers yet one more thing to hate about the US…milk.

(After six and half years here in the UK, I for one still haven’t gotten used to the chunky bits of whatever-it-is that congeal on the spout of every milk carton even before it’s been opened. Blecchh.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...congeal on the spout of every milk carton..."

Hey, at least you are able actually to open the cartons. Please advise how you do it.

Last week I tried to snip open my carton of OJ (an ASDA special) and managed to create a minor lake in the kitchen. My (Scottish) wife merely sighed and handed me a towel to mop up the mess.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Gene said...

I like this comment...

"British exiles can find the odd haven from the madding American crowd in the West Village."

Couldn't you find more haven's from Americans by not visiting America in the first place?

She dislikes her country of origin, especially in the summer, yet chooses to have her summer holiday in America. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is she?

A memo to Miss expat. Take your holiday somewhere else if visitng the US is such a gut wrenching episode.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although a bit spiteful, she is right about the bread and cheese. Bread should not be sweet and it should only last about 4 days once opened. Cheese should have flavour, and many varieties should be available. I take coffee black, so no idea what US milk is like, but not sure you can legitimately complain about bits of cream on the container top!

9:59 AM  

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