Wednesday, July 14, 2010

All the small things

London has a great many things that America doesn't: Dr. Pepper Zero, potato chips that taste like roast beef, white chocolate/hazelnut candy bars, and mushy peas. I mean, they have a history that goes back centuries, they have Churchill, they have a Queen (okay, I know that we have Oprah as our Queen but the title is a technicality that England has that America doesn't). They have so many things.
Where are all the trash cans?
London has probably three trashcans in the whole of the city. I mean, in America, when we want to "clean up our cities," we just put trash cans every ten feet so that people will get the hint. Throw it away in the can and not on the sidewalk. But these Brits don't quite have the hang of putting trash cans where people can get to them, to the point where we get excited when we find one! It's a great moment when we can throw our trash away! Hooray!
It's the little things in life that are so important to me. Now I can add trashcans to that list.
One more thing that England has that America is missing out on? Ben's Cookies. There are no words to describe the sheer perfection of a coconut cookie. It's just the most wonderful cookie I've ever had. Again...the little things.

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