I liked that a lot. The fact is though, that as a British citizen he could say that and make fun of it. I as a visitor to this country can't do that, so I continue to learn. Like I mentioned with the last poem the English do indeed speak English. And Americans speak American.
They are very similar but there are some very obvious differences... the subtle ones are the ones that cause the most confusion.
So similar yet so different
simple words that tell a story
perfectly normal at home
yet so out of place when away
thank you is rarely said
yet… cheers is constantly said
everyone is a mate
yet… on the street eye contact is not met
still not comfortable walking on the left
also waiting to be run over at a corner
look left first… the traffic isn’t behind it’s ahead
grocery stores are confusing
bounced around like a pinball
remember!!! The left!!!
from veggies a turn to fruits
leads to “I’m sorry”
bouncing into others
young and old alike enter at their own risk
need warning signs… need patience
need love… need some forgiveness
a new home and a new way
so similar… yet so different