One thing I'd wish I'd known before going to the USA...... - page 9

Hey all you wonderful nurses who have made the journey across the pond, or are nearly there bar the flights! I thought it might be fun/interesting/helpful if you could post something along the lines... Read More

  1. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from StNeotser


    I wish I'd known about the germanic sense of humour. And that Americans do not spend a lot of time taking the michael out of one another. They just think you're being serious.

    Ah, anyway that was a long time ago.
    Oh dear my hubby is really sarcastic I guess he well end up getting thumped. Come to think of it we are all a bit sarci in our house, maybe it would be safer not to socialize :lol_hitti
  2. by   Kelky
    The sense of humour (or lack of!) is hard to deal with, and then sometimes you get an American who gets our sense of humour and turns it on you, well I find myself thinking, did she really say that? wow! one of the few things that has been known to render me speechless. Not for long though
  3. by   cariad
    liptons english breakfast tea....YUK
    its as much english as I am and I was born in scotland !
    still using the safeway tea that we bought when we were back home.
    bought an electric kettle as well, in K-Mart a nice black one that turns itself off, the only one in walmart doesnt.
    the only nice tea that we have found is called red rose, looks like a cheap tea bag, but its made by typhoo and tastes most like tea from the uk.
    when I mention tea in work the conversation turns to every flavour except what we are used to, or they offer me earl grey...I would rather drink a cup of estee lauder.
  4. by   Geena
    This electric kettle seems to be an issue here. I really had to search for one, finally a friend told me to go to Rite-Aid. Never thought of that - and there it was. One kettle left on the shelf and looked like it had been there for a while, next to common cosmetics. Well, I could not find an iron in Target either. Our local Target is the size of Disneyland and I just gave up and left.

    Pay no attention - I was thining of driving to LAX, parking my car and buying a ticket, just this morning...
  5. by   Mimi2RN
    Quote from cariad
    liptons english breakfast tea....YUK
    its as much english as I am and I was born in scotland !
    still using the safeway tea that we bought when we were back home.
    bought an electric kettle as well, in K-Mart a nice black one that turns itself off, the only one in walmart doesnt.
    the only nice tea that we have found is called red rose, looks like a cheap tea bag, but its made by typhoo and tastes most like tea from the uk.
    when I mention tea in work the conversation turns to every flavour except what we are used to, or they offer me earl grey...I would rather drink a cup of estee lauder.
    I've used Red Rose for years, I have to be really desperate to drink Liptons! I even keep a little tea caddy full of Red Rose at work. There is a real lack of understanding about using BOILING water, too! Glad you found a decent kettle. I have seen them at Target, but I haven't looked recently. I wonder if they sell at Target online?
  6. by   RGN1
    I got an electric Kettle at Super Walmart last time we were over. It cost more than the really fancy, does everything coffee machine!!!

    I buy Twinings in the local supermarket - although there is a good mail order variety I get too. As for Liptons - I'd rather drink coffee than that stuff!!!

    However, I have to defend large Target's - I LOVE Target - could easily spend 24 hours mooching around - kids wouldn't like that though - hehehe!
  7. by   english_nurse
    Quote from RGN1
    I got an electric Kettle at Super Walmart last time we were over. It cost more than the really fancy, does everything coffee machine!!!

    I buy Twinings in the local supermarket - although there is a good mail order variety I get too. As for Liptons - I'd rather drink coffee than that stuff!!!

    However, I have to defend large Target's - I LOVE Target - could easily spend 24 hours mooching around - kids wouldn't like that though - hehehe!
    hurrah for wallmart
    where would us new immigrants be without it
  8. by   geordiegirl2
    We just bought a cuisnart tea kettle from bed bath and beyond, its really nice, as for tea bags we shipped 3000when we came so still living on them.
    Trader joes does a weetabix biscuit which my kids can't tell the difference from and their $1.79 for 24 i think, as for choc world market carries most of them at a reasonable price.

    I have to agree on target I love the place.
  9. by   RGN1
    Quote from english_nurse
    hurrah for wallmart
    where would us new immigrants be without it
  10. by   RGN1
    Trader joes does a weetabix biscuit which my kids can't tell the difference from and their $1.79 for 24 i think, as for choc world market carries most of them at a reasonable price.

    I have to agree on target I love the place.[/quote]

    Who needs Wheetabix when there's "Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios!!!!

    Yeah that again for Target!!!
  11. by   apriljan
    Where can you get a teapot???? Can't find one anywhere.
  12. by   english_nurse
    Quote from apriljan
    Where can you get a teapot???? Can't find one anywhere.
    ah now i didnt want to pack mine as it was 3 from dunelm and didnt seem worth it but im glad hubby insisted now
  13. by   geordiegirl2
    Quote from apriljan
    Where can you get a teapot???? Can't find one anywhere.


    I got mine( a stainless steel one) at world market(costplus) they also had the original brown betty type.

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