23 things that are considered ‘normal’ in the US but that the rest of the world finds weird

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May 8 · 7 min read

The US has a lot of seemingly normal and common customs and habits, like tipping and big serving sizes. But they’re not always as common as we think.

Money on a plate that was left as a tip.
Many people from other countries don’t understand the US tipping culture. Photo: Anastasiya Aleksandrenko/Shutterstock

By Jessica Booth

Sometimes people in the US forget that the way we do things isn’t necessarily the way it’s done everywhere else.