I went to America for my first trip last year. One thing that stunned me was how much salt you guys have in your food. We bought hot-dogs, ham, bacon etc from the supermarket for snacks at home. None of us could eat the ham because it really was so salty, everything tasted like it was coated in it. Which made me appreciate why you guys drink the most ENORMOUS buckets of fizzy drinks etc... Not dissing your food or anything, I just found it interesting.
why you guys drink the most ENORMOUS buckets of fizzy drinks
A few years ago, I went to a fast food chain I wasn't familiar with. We'd been at the zoo all day, and we were all thirsty. I ordered a mega drink for me and the kids to share. When then went to give it to me, I said, "No, I just ordered a drink, I didn't order any food." I thought for sure they were trying to give me a bucket of chicken! I had the kids take a picture of it. It was so huge it had a handle on top! It was a half gallon of soda!
What a huge drink! by hipmama1970, on Flickr
We couldn't even fit it in any of the cup holders in the car! Luckily, no one used the "car potty" any more, and it was clean, so we set it there. For the hour long drive home, all five of us drank out of the toilet, har! We still couldn't even put a dent in it.
That was pretty shocking, even in America!
Drinking out of the toilet by hipmama1970, on Flickr
Check it out! I have never seen a black Mountie before! (hope that does not sound racist :blush:) There are lots of female Mounties now too - oh, oh - starting to sound like my Granny here!