Monday, August 5, 2013

The Grass is Always Greener: Living In Italy vs Living in the USA

Hello! I am back in Los Angeles just for vacation and as in previous times when I come back "home" from Italy I  notice so many things that I used to take for granted.

I do view things differently, with a positive attitude for sure and appreciate some things that just don't happen in Italy. Let's take a look at a few:

1. I love that stores are open all day in the United States. In Italy you have to rush to get errands done before everything closes down for lunch and then reopens in the wee hours of the afternoon.

2. On the same note, I love that everything is open in August. In Italy, don't look for your accountant, attorney, teachers, neighbors in August. Actually you can probably find them all at the closest beach where they will park themselves on month.

3. I love that there are few mosquitoes!!

4. I love that you can sit in a book store (the ones that are left) and literally read a book from cover to cover. Although I have never done this, I love that it is possible. In Italy the thought of even touching a book before paying for it can get you kicked out or at least be given the evil eye!!

5. I love that you can return almost anything in the USA and get a full refund! You better not even try this in Italy!!

6. I love Target and Costco!!

7. I love that I can buy medicine, get my eyes checked, buy clothes, buy food, buy gasoline, get my car washed  and eat at the same place in the USA. Talk about convenience!

8. It's not that I love the American post offices but it is that I despise with a passion the Italian ones!

9. I love the weather in the summer in Los Angeles. It does not get better then this no where in the world!

10. I love being able to get something done virtually in the USA within minutes! Wifi in Italy?? What a joke.