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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2013, 09:52:56 AM »
I have two words for you: Food Truck. Just sayin' :)

My thoughts. As I have worked in a food truck, my only advice is to get the best pair of long alpine mountaineering underwear available.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #151 on: July 05, 2013, 02:47:31 PM »
I have two words for you: Food Truck. Just sayin' :)
Hey some of the best restaurants in the world ARE or have started as a food truck ;)
Good food doesn't have to come out of a fancy restaurant.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2013, 01:09:04 AM »
Good thread.

I don't like to be a debbie-downer, but I think one thing to think about (and I say this as British expat), is that many of those threads about "things that I love about the UK" are either (a) looking at things with very rose-tinted glasses, or (b) making broad generalizations and apples-vs-oranges comparisons.

For example, lots of them say people are more "open minded" or "friendly" in the UK....I think this entirely depends on what parts of the UK you're talking about and what parts of the US. If you compare like-for-like (London vs NYC, or small town England vs small town USA), I'm not so sure there's so much difference. That's what I mean about the funny generalizations and apples-oranges comparisons!

And there seems to be a lot saying that there is less pressure to be slim in the UK, or that men in the UK prefer "curvy" girls, etc etc....I think that's rose-tinted. I don't think there is any significant difference on that front between Brits and Americans. They're probably mistaking the tastes of their particular significant-other for the tastes of the population in general.



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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2013, 07:08:01 AM »
I don't like to be a debbie-downer, but I think one thing to think about (and I say this as British expat), is that many of those threads about "things that I love about the UK" are either (a) looking at things with very rose-tinted glasses, or (b) making broad generalizations and apples-vs-oranges comparisons.

There may be a bit of truth in what you say, but likewise people should take all of the 'I hate the UK' threads with a grain of salt as well. Many of the things people complain about are also nothing more than broad generalisations based on their own narrow experience here.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #154 on: October 10, 2013, 07:16:54 AM »
There may be a bit of truth in what you say, but likewise people should take all of the 'I hate the UK' threads with a grain of salt as well. Many of the things people complain about are also nothing more than broad generalisations based on their own narrow experience here.

Agreed!


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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #155 on: October 10, 2013, 12:51:55 PM »
There may be a bit of truth in what you say, but likewise people should take all of the 'I hate the UK' threads with a grain of salt as well. Many of the things people complain about are also nothing more than broad generalisations based on their own narrow experience here.

Oh yeah, that too, agreed.


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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #156 on: April 12, 2018, 03:26:46 PM »
I wish I had this checklist b4 I came over cause alot of those comments im going through right now. I thought i was able to handle change but im having a tough time with that 1 myself. I had a lot of people say to me b4 I moved I have more respect for u  cause I wouldnt b able to pick up my life an move to another country. well little did I know what I was in for!! like that post says even though we speak the same language there r alot of different aspects over compared to back home. I have been here just under 2 years next month will make it 2 years. im still having bad days not so many but I have to take it 1 day at a time if not then I fall 2 pieces then that makes dh sad as well. im  glad to hear its just not me who is having a hard time making friends. im struggling to keep the 1 have I back home let alone trying to make any new ones here. I  have a hard with the english sense of humor as well mainly with the brother-in-law. I think I he thought I was taking his brother away from him. so he wud make little snide remarks & try to play them off as I just didnt get the english humor so needless to say I dont go around him if I dont have to. if I have to like for family functions I try to aviod him or say little as possible to him. im to the point with him 1 more rotten snide an he will get a mouthful from me & it wont b pretty either. then poor dh has to b put in the middle I dont want to put that much stress on dh if it can b helped. I think England is like Florida nice to vist but wouldnt want to live there. by the way whoever is from Florida that wasnt a snide comment. thats just what my family & friends say it gets way to hot for us down there. but for the time being I will stick it out here hopefully it will get better with a bit more time. the way I see it is I came over here to England & tried it. so when its time to move back to the states I can say i tried it, who knows maybe by then I will have had a better experience. but we are talking years b4 we move back to the states. 1 thing I do miss & it's a big thing I miss is WALMART I know we have Asda the sister company but dont make me laugh!! there r 2 things im ever so gratful for is I get along ever so well with my mil & fil also my family is very supportive about me moving over here.  basicly long story short just make sure u have thought long & hard about your decession to move to another country, even if they speak the same language as you!! sorry if I stepped on anybody's toes about the FLORIDA  comment. I wasnt trying to say your state wasnt worth living in by all means!!
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