While walking or shopping in San Diego, Claire and I noticed a few things that Americans do differently to the Irish.
- Pharmacies not only sell all the stuff our chemist sells, but also groceries and, wait for it... alcohol!! Seriously. A full section devoted to it. Weird!
- You can continue driving through a red light as long as you are turning right, and the way is clear.
- The bus and tram system is spotlessly clean! No-one litters or defaces the seats. Nice. And they are generally bang on time. Also, the tram system is called trolleys here.
- Starbucks coffee is yummy, but their tea is not.
- While most "Irish" pubs are hilarious, The Field on 5th Street is actually ok! It has a great "Ulster Breakfast", which consists of egg, scrambled or fried, rashers, sausage, pudding, roaster potato, Heinz beans and tomato, though I asked for no tomato. And it has ok tea as well! Not bad.
- San Diego people love their sushi. I wish Cork people did as well, but I understand the difference between fresh caught fish in beautiful Mission Bay, and fresh caught fish in Cork harbor. Euck!
- Toilet bowels are full of water and empty when you flush.
- They use a weird powder called creamer in tea and coffee instead of milk far too often!!
- They put all sorts of wierd stuff on pretzles, including mustard!!