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You're back from Europe. You had a great time. You noticed that the Europeans do something much better than we do it in the U.S. What is it?

You're back from Europe. You had a great time. You noticed that the Europeans do something much better than we do it in the U.S. What is it?

Sep 29th, 2000, 08:54 AM
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kk
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Dear dissenter....if you had to pay those taxes on fuel, I bet you'd consider striking too.
 
Oct 1st, 2000, 03:15 PM
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Kate
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They oppress Catholics better in Europe than we do in the States.
 
Oct 1st, 2000, 03:16 PM
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I HATE the floor to ceiling doors on toilets! Particularly as I got stuck in one when the lock jammed--couldn't exactly crawl out underneath, could I?

 
Oct 1st, 2000, 03:17 PM
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Play soccer.

Europeans also worry less about what Americans think of them. Why else would people post so many stupid questions on this site, such as "Italy in Sept. Can I wear my stretch pants?" "Shorts in Paris?" "Sneakers in Greece?" Please.
 
Oct 1st, 2000, 03:48 PM
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Yes, Europe does many things well, but so does the US! As a European (Scottish actually)of course I reckon there's good and bad on both continents.
However, as a woman I have to offer my wholehearted approval of the full length toilet cubicle door thing! The first time I visited the States I couldn't believe there was this whole saloon-type door thing going on! Apart from that, what about the HUGE gap all the way round the door...there's a lot to be said for the European way of life on this front. Although I have visited some toilet hell holes in Eiropean bars...Do I sound obsessed?!
 
Oct 2nd, 2000, 01:52 AM
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We just returned from Paris. I could tell the americans from the europeans by the way WE eat. Elbows on the table, fork on the right hand and the inability to eat with fork and knife. Not to mention the eternal baseball cap that won't come off in restaurants, churches, etc.
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 09:25 AM
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anyone
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5 months later??
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 09:46 AM
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Grace
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Live a simple, rewarding, and relaxing life.
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 10:10 AM
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Wrap packages beautifully...it's a joy to shop and then watch the sales clerk carefully and beautifully wrap the purchases in paper with the store's own logo and specific seal. I can't bear to throw the bags out when I get home, especially if it lists the city on it!
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 10:47 AM
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Without question...in the UK at least...their DRIVING rules are superior to ours (US)!!! No passing in the slow lane, and when you are driving slower, you MUST be in the slow lane! It is SO wonderful do be driving down the highway in the UK, in the fast lane, and not have to worry about some idiot poking along, their mind not on what they are doing, talking on a cell phone, refusing to get in the slow lane for no reason, and holding up faster traffic for miles. Nothing is more frustrating after having been in a country where they know how to drive, than to return to the US and see how horrible the drivers are here. I think ignorant is a better word. It's not that they can't drive but rather that they won't drive sensibly which includes driving in the correct lane on the highway. If you are the only car, drive in the slow lane. In fact, in general drive in the slow lane unless you are passing traffic. It's just that simple.

Sorry didn't mean to go on a rampage but once I experienced disciplined driving, I found it madding driving back here in the US. Mind you they do drive like maniacs in the UK but at least they are in the correct lane doing it!!! Ha!

Good day to all!
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 11:58 AM
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I just returned from Europe, and as always, I am amazed at what a better job they do at not robbing, raping, and killing each other!
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 12:11 PM
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Less guns in the hands of kids.
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 12:14 PM
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Interesting all these comments and compliments about Europe. So, the question for Europeans (I am) never having been to the US might be: Go or not go?
PS: I would say GO, definitely and then go back again!
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 12:20 PM
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People in Europe use PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION or WALK/BIKE! There are some people in the US who drive to places that are only 2-5 mins away! They use the "DRIVE-THRU"... getting out of their cars and walking to the fastfood place is TOO much for them! They spend their weekends at the MALLS instead of doing something "CULTURAL".
They complain about every single thing..
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 12:38 PM
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Les-

Amen!

Stinger
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 12:53 PM
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Have any of you people singing the praises of public transportation ever been to the UK ? And if so is it the same UK that I've lived in all my life ?
Lola says that ( Europeans ) "don't seem as driven". Believe me if they come to live in the UK they will certainly be "driven" as Public Transport will certainly not get them where they need to be when they need to be there ! ( even if they could afford the fare... ).
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 02:52 PM
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In regards to transportation I think the last poster - cantbelieveit, won't know how good they've got it until it's gone. I do understand that there have been quite a few disruptions with the underground and train system in London and surrounding areas but I would gladly put up with these occasional problems any day. Seattle has the worst public transportation in my opinion and it's only getting worse with our increasing population and four lane highways. We can't even get it together to set up planning sessions for a proposed train. It's pathetic that I can't get accross town without making two connections. So in short - transportation!!
 
Mar 15th, 2001, 09:37 PM
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Sunday-One day a week for the family to be together.It isn't great for tourists,especially in the rural areas of France,but it amazes me to see that no one works after 12:00on Sunday. Maman,Papa,Grand-mere and Grand-pere and all the enfants walking together on Sunday afternoon. It's so great. Those hand held computers that waiters use, even in the tiny cafes.Incredible how none of the help has any difficulty using them at all.What would happen here if they came into use? Chaos!
 
Apr 2nd, 2001, 11:32 AM
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Cantbelieveit has obviously never ridden the subways in NYC, my hometown. I thought the London Tube was wonderful: clean, well lit, white-tiled walls everywhere, and there was an electronic sign telling you when the next train was coming.

Other things I like about Europe, or at least London: all that great theatre. It seems like most cultural attractions like museums and theatre are more accessible to the average person because there is so much inexpensive theatre, and a lot of museums are free. I especially appreciated that when I was studying over there. I also liked the student discounts on transportation. It's great that kids are encouraged to expand their minds and travel a bit in that way.
 
Apr 2nd, 2001, 11:46 AM
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No one has mentioned the more mature attitude of Europeans towards sex and nudity in the media, and on beaches, and even in politics. They would never have anything like the scandals we've had here recently. I greatly prefer the European attitude to our puritanical and infantile attitude we have towards sex and nudity here in the States.
 

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