Let me jot down the “inversion” experience one feels while traveling from India to the US or vice versa.
- The most famous is the traffic flow. In India, you drive on the left side of the road. In the US, you drive on the right side of the road
- Public doors in India open by pushing from outside. In the US, you have to pull the public door out to get in
- In a lock, key serration in India is low, with smooth side of the key facing you. In the US it is the other way
- Electric switches flip the opposite way in India and the US
- Houses farther from the center of the city are cheaper in India but you pay a premium for that house on a hill in the US
- In essence, tissues are a symbol of cleanliness in the US – and Indians need to clean everything with water
- Indians won’t enter a rest room without a health faucet (or equivalent). In the US, a wet rest room means something unhealthy
- Related to above, Indian eat with their *right hand* (because the left is used to clean up). In the US, people use forks, knives and spoons
- A fashionable Indian will leave vegetarianism, a fashionable American will embrace
- An Indian dreams a vacation in snow sitting on a beach with coconut palms. An (typical) American trapped in snow has it the other way
What differences am I missing here?