Traveling to a new place can be fun and exhilarating — and shocking.
Culture shock is what happens when you suddenly realize you're immersed in unfamiliar surroundings. It can be jarring and surprising. Sometimes it can even be funny.
A recent Reddit thread asked people to recall the times they experienced culture shock. Here are some of the most enlightening answers.
Went to America and got asked, "what's your story?" I was so taken back when I got asked this, it was like my brain crashed. Made up some quick bullshit answer about being a classically trained saxophonist in a very prestigious orchestra and she actually f*cking believed me.
I also find people with British accents are often held in high regard in America which I find very nice although it is a bit weird. Like I'm just some daft cunt like everybody else. - Spider9999