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Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

Microwaves, or Lack Thereof: English Lesson 2

One of my Subway lessons taught me that these new people did not prioritize convenience in the way I did. I believe this to be the most difficult lesson for Americans in particular–a culture so focused on making things faster and easier and then a little faster and even easier–to learn when moving overseas. At least it was for me. It hit me the hardest in the form of a microwave, or lack thereof. After living in Oxford for three months, I moved into a house with two native English girls. With me, I brought a…