Seeing the picture of Mo Farah getting his knighthood and this sharp picture of him reminded me there are some differences between our countries.
1) First, is that type of hat, worn at all knighthood ceremonies? Would Farah where that to anywhere else?
2) When I went running in London and would pass someone going the other way and give a little waive, I never got anything back. Is it standard to just run right past someone and not acknowledge them? Jon Gaul was with me (he's British/American) and said, "oh yeah you're not going to get anything back." I feel this is a regional thing in US - maybe bigger city/smaller city thing. Big city/northeast, people less likely to give acknowledgment.
3) How long have you had contactless credit cards? We just did a big transformation to chip credit cards here but they aren't contact less. In Britain, you can get on the subway, and "tap" your credit card at the entrance and exit. You can do that all week and they'll charge you not more than the weekly pass rate. If the daily rate is cheaper, they'll charge you that. Meanwhile, in NY for the marathon I had to buy a subway card. They charge a $1 fee for that and then purposely have weird amounts you put on it so you'll be left with 57 cents on it that you can't use. Britain was way more customer friendly. Your trains services are way better than ours .
4) What's up with the power switches you turn on and off? The house I was staying at had outlets with on and off switches. Is it dangerous to leave them on? Is that only in older houses?
That's all I can think of now.
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