Americans have long been exporting their pop culture to the world. With TV shows and movies being among the most consumed global American exports, it's no surprise that US actors and directors are recognized all around the globe. However, for all of us non-Americans out there, sometimes the silver screens get us all dazed and confused. Do American people really drink from those red plastic cups at parties? Do they really wear shoes inside their houses? Is homecoming really such a big thing as movies make it out to be?

But we're gonna need a true expert's opinion on the matter—our Bored Panda readers living in the US! So scroll down below to read all the questions that people had about the things they saw on TV and feel free to share your answers!

#1

221Lauren Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
7 months ago

Living in a college town I can attest that yes they do. It's all anyone talks about, and the traffic jams are awful. High school football here is just as bad.

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Andres Tejeda
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7 months ago

Its the easiest reference for us and a football field is 100yards or 300 feet or 91.44 meters.

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#3

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Kristin Scarbrough
Community Member
7 months ago

We say goodbye, or something like it. It's an idiosyncrasy of script writing, not Americans.

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#4

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
7 months ago

the only thing in my locker is a mound of trash.

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#5

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Why?
Community Member
7 months ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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Erin
Community Member
7 months ago

When my relatives from Ireland come to visit, they love to play with the garbage disposal. Even the people in their 60's think it is hilarious. They refer to it as "the murder sink".

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Laura Land
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7 months ago

I'm American and it's a select few who do that but it's not the norm.

Jill
Community Member
7 months ago

No, it's the nom!

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Kate Yeti
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, yeah. Sandwiches need a crunch and lettuce is for losers.

Esca Sav
Community Member
7 months ago

I chuckled at the lettuce part XD

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Vanta Black
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm a Brit, and chips (fries) in a sandwich is pretty common. It's called a chip butty. Chips (crisps) are also a common sandwich filler, depending on the flavour. That's known as a crisp sandwich, so we don't confuse each other.

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes. Though I prefer my chips (fries) with just salt and vinegar!

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glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

When you say chips--do you mean potato chips or actually french fries?

Chris Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

I assumed proper chips, not crisps, until I read the comments.

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Jim Kang
Community Member
7 months ago

My question is, why doesn't everyone do it, it's fab.

Rick
Community Member
7 months ago

Erm, this is surely more British?

Everybody Say love!
Community Member
7 months ago

Agreed, this has been a thing forever in the UK, do love a good ol' Walkers Salt and Vinegar sammich! Quick question if you're a fellow Brit, do you remember if/when Walkers changed the colour of C & O and S & V? Apparently Salt and Lineker were Blue?!!! This is the extent of our quarantine lock-down WhatsApp conversations!

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Chrissa P
Community Member
7 months ago

yes.. and it is delicious.

Jaymi Leigh
Community Member
7 months ago

I put Doritos on my cheeseburgers and it's amazing. Bobby flay puts chips on his burgers and calls it to "crunchify" the burger.

Bored Silly
Community Member
7 months ago

I love putting chips on sandwiches. Try it. So good.

Morgan
Community Member
7 months ago

I love potato chips in my sandwiches and French fries in my burritos

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
7 months ago

fries in burritos are common here in Cali...

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Caoimhe_Snowleopard
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7 months ago

This is an Irish classic. Tayto Cheese and Onion on buttered white bread is the favourite

Christina Kerr
Community Member
7 months ago

There’s nothing like it😋

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, not too often, but they are tasty.

Sandij D
Community Member
7 months ago

Lays (potato chips) on a manwich sandwich with a little butter on the bun = YUM

(((Sherlocat))) she/her
Community Member
7 months ago

What's a manwich sandwich??

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April McMurphy
Community Member
7 months ago

I only do this if the sandwich is bland... didn't realize this was an American thing though.

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
7 months ago

I shove all my chips into my sandwich!!

Tona Williams
Community Member
7 months ago

I always put potato chips on my tuna sandwiches.

Matthew Adamson
Community Member
7 months ago

yes chips inside of sandwiches are delicious.

Helena Meykens Rajewski
Community Member
7 months ago

not american and ...hell yeah! a chips-cheese sandwich is di vi ne ! try it!

Asianfied
Community Member
7 months ago

This is a very common thing in the UK as well. Nothing beats a cheese sandwich with some crips.

Full Name
Community Member
7 months ago

Some do, but it's not at all a standard thing. It's rare.

Jane Moore
Community Member
7 months ago

we do in the UK as well - EVER HEARD OF A CHIP BUTTIE?

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
7 months ago

Sometimes, I like some plain chips on a Tuna fish sandwich.

Living_Shadow
Community Member
7 months ago

Chips on sandwiches are GOOD tho.. add in a bit of crunch. I like spicy chips in my turkey sandwiches from Subway. It's really good

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Depends on the sandwich. It can taste really great on some. Edit: I think it's funny that people think it's weird to put potato chips on a sandwich when there are countries that make a whole sandwich out of fries/chips on bread.

Calypso poet
Community Member
7 months ago

Doritos on a sandwich is heaven! I don’t do it all the time but boy does it add a great crunch!

Jane Petersen
Community Member
7 months ago

This American does!

MADELEINE KIMBALL
Community Member
7 months ago

I do that and it's delicious

DKS 001
Community Member
7 months ago

as an american: deeeeeeelish and crunchy

-AestheticDevil-
Community Member
7 months ago

It does depend on the sandwich and type of chip. I like barbecue chips on a ham or turkey sandwich.

April Simnel
Community Member
7 months ago

I used to put potato chips in my sandwiches as a child, and sometimes corn chips. They livened up an otherwise boring bologna and fake cheese slice sandwich on white bread with mayo. Yes, I had to eat that stuff in the 70s for lunch at school (and I'm still a little upset that I had to take a brown paper bag. I wanted a Barbie lunch box with the matching Thermos). It was what was in our (Midwestern) house, and I was a little kid. ::shrugs::

Ivana
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG if you guys haven't tried potato chips on a turkey sandwich go do that right now. So good.

Siena Valenta
Community Member
7 months ago

GAG. I'm american and I would never make my poor sandwich suffer like that...I've never seen anyone do that. Oh wait-when you say chips do u mean French Fries or american chips, like Lays?

Valerie Heath-Harrison
Community Member
7 months ago

American chips. Lay's is my fave.

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Jessica Johnson
Community Member
7 months ago

South african and this was a childhood gem

Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

Sometimes... the crunch (and salt) can be satisfying.

I_Love_Food🍰🍨🍱🍤🐕🐈
Community Member
6 months ago

only the weirdos...

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
7 months ago

Some do. Not me, though.

Lacey Heward
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes. But I'm a wierdo and ok with that.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
7 months ago

Brit's eat "chip butties" -- bread, butter, french fries and that's it. Makes peanut butter, jelly and potato chips seem gourmet!

Kelli
Community Member
7 months ago

Doritos in a PB&J (grape jam) is the bomb-dignity!!!!

Lynn Morello
Community Member
7 months ago

So do Brits. they decide on which sauce to use.

Ava Lewis
Community Member
7 months ago

i want to try it

Paul Jordan
Community Member
7 months ago

As a Kiwi, we put chips on sandwiches, if you mean french fries, chips as in crisps... only little kiddies do that.

Emily Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, some actually do this. I'm not one of them but I've seen my boyfriend do it. He put dill flavored chips on a tuna sandwich because we were out of pickles.

Laura Maeflower
Community Member
7 months ago

I do it occasionally! I'm from Canada though. I think it's just a less common thing people do.

Chanelle Knapp
Community Member
7 months ago

Fritos on Tuna Fish sandwiches are delicious. I hate pickles, which is the more typical choice.

Wendy J Shores
Community Member
7 months ago

What we call chips, you call crisps. Some do some don't lol

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
7 months ago

Every day.

Aileen Grist
Community Member
7 months ago

Proper chips - (Fries to the Americans) on a butty - nice. Crisps not as nice but okay

Tina Scogin
Community Member
7 months ago

But it is delicious when you do! It's like a special treat. And it only works on sandwich meat sammiches. Like ham or turkey.

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
7 months ago

I do sometimes

Felix Utterback
Community Member
7 months ago

Depends on the person but yes it definitely happens

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
7 months ago

I do! LOL I don't know many others that do, though.

Jewels Vern
Community Member
7 months ago

When any non-American says "chips" an American has no idea what they mean.

Toni Carroll
Community Member
7 months ago

Try it, you'll like it

John Seidel
Community Member
7 months ago

Only the best sort of people eat chips on sandwiches.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
7 months ago

If by chips you mean fries then no. If you mean chips as some call them crisps, sometimes.

Randy Roberts
Community Member
7 months ago

Kids think its fun to eat chips on sandwich and even some adults but its far from the norm.

Joyce Berman
Community Member
7 months ago

It's great with soft foods like tuna salad sandwiches. Nice crunch.

Id row
Community Member
7 months ago

Try tuna fish on toast with chips on it. So good!

AliJanx
Community Member
7 months ago

My son eats Doritos on sandwiches.

ADHD
Community Member
7 months ago

grew up in America, a good 15 years there, only folk i ever seen do this was Scots or Brits, its a very Scottish/UK thing this. also a roll on chips/fries too, a chip butty. banana is also awesome, a nice crusty buttered roll, mmmmm

ADHD
Community Member
7 months ago

an American thing? nope, lived there for a good 15 years as a kid, nope, only folk i ever saw doing this were Scots or Brits, its a very Scottish thing, also with chips/fries.

Debbie Faircloth
Community Member
7 months ago

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Mariette Ferreira
Community Member
7 months ago

South African teenage delicacy: bread, chips, more chips, extra chips, another slice of bread. And enjoy (maybe with a coke?) So even if it's not american, then voila, it's not just a tv thing

Eli
Community Member
7 months ago

South African here. Nick Nacks (cheetos for Americans) on fresh white bread is absolutely divine. You should try it sometime.

Valerie Heath-Harrison
Community Member
7 months ago

Delish!

Mona Khadra
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes

Pug Pug
Community Member
7 months ago

Does he mean chips or Fries? either way, the answer is yes!

Karon Sheffield
Community Member
7 months ago

No no no and no. Those folks are weird LOL

Scott Shepard
Community Member
7 months ago

Chips on the side

Bev Brown
Community Member
7 months ago

I’ve tried it, but it never stuck. My husband loves it though.

Lillukka
Community Member
7 months ago

I think of this as brittish.

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
7 months ago

depends on the sandwich

Aaron Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

sometimes i do but its hardly.. the norm

Debbie O'Grady
Community Member
7 months ago

not anymore

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
7 months ago

Adds that extra crunchy texture. We all do it. It's taught to us in preschool so we all know to do it.

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't but my mom did. I always thought it was gross

Elizabeth Crater
Community Member
7 months ago

it actually really good you' ed be surprised

Kerri Russ
Community Member
7 months ago

I've seen a sandwich or 2 on a menu that may include chips on it as a fun addition, but I've never seen anyone do it themselves in person. French fries, on the other hand, are a great addition to a sandwich.

KatPanda
Community Member
7 months ago

I’ve recently started to see fries, British chips, advertised on one of the fast-food places as part of their burgers. I can’t recall if it was McDonald’s, Burger King, or Arby’s, but I’m pretty sure it was one of those three.

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Karen Johnston
Community Member
7 months ago

No.

David Jeu
Community Member
7 months ago

We do that in Belgium too. Its called a mitraillette (machinegun)

Shart
Community Member
7 months ago

By chips do you mean french fries? Its rare but yes you can get fries on your burger...but its rarely done like that

Water Bottle
Community Member
7 months ago

Now wait till you see fries in hamburgers

Molly Cule
Community Member
7 months ago

Chip buttys are an English creation.

Geth
Community Member
7 months ago

You should try it!

Karen Gavaletz
Community Member
7 months ago

It's yummy!

Amanda Sherland
Community Member
7 months ago

Hey, put potato chips on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and try NOT to love it!

The Red Shoe Broker
Community Member
7 months ago

They're called fries. And some people dip them in their milkshake.

Dirk Daring
Community Member
7 months ago

I mean, have you tried it?

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
7 months ago

I've seen it. Rarely.

Mer
Community Member
7 months ago

I do sometimes.

elfin
Community Member
7 months ago

I might add a few potato chips to a tuna sandwich for the taste and crunch, but it's not a requirement.

Lady Laura
Community Member
7 months ago

It's soooooo goood. You must try iy

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

Unsure of what chips this person is talking about but I love a hot chip (fries) sanga and I also enjoy a vegemite sandwich with salt and vinegar chips (crisps).

Havannah Wild
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm in NZ and the boys in my class do that, they add chocolate too

deanna woods
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm an American and I can say I do. But that is only because I have bad teeth and the sandwich softens the chips for me.

Meami
Community Member
7 months ago

I do this and it's delicious!

Jim Ellington
Community Member
7 months ago

What do you mean by "chips" and no, we don't typically put any fried potatoes on our sandwiches.

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
7 months ago

Im one of those Americans who do this.

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
7 months ago

I am USAian, I do that. Potato chips or french fries don't matter. Some times both together. My family and friends find it weird and disgusting. So I suppose it's each to their own.

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7 months ago

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Łukasz Markuszewski
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7 months ago (edited)

Brits do it too, saw it several times.

Erin
Community Member
7 months ago

Sour cream and onion chips on a ham sandwich is sooooo delicious.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
7 months ago

YES. peanut butter and popato chisps is the best thing ever.

Nele H
Community Member
7 months ago

I am German and do this, too.

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
7 months ago

If you're talking about french fried potatoes, which I heard was what you called "chips" - I've never seen it done. If you're talking about potato chips, some of us do. Give a great texture to a bologna san, or hamburger, and just tastes good.

CaptainDinosaur
Community Member
7 months ago

No, odd habit. My wife does, but she's a lunatic.

CincyReds
Community Member
7 months ago

I love barbecue fritos on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Daniel Lewis
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7 months ago

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Yes, our country has the luxury of having bread. Hopefully you will get to try it someday.

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Erin
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, we do. It is the only access we have to water.

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#9

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Erin
Community Member
7 months ago

When I was in school, it was hard boiled eggs. Now they have high-tech baby dolls called Baby Think About it. It is a Life Skills class that teaches you how to be an adult.

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Hedy Hahn
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7 months ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
7 months ago

In my family, we only use paper plates for gatherings.

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#12

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Kristy P
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7 months ago

The "funeral" is usually in a church and then a burial service graveside.

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#13

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

We're tough! We don't need... er... pill lubricants?

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#14

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Catlady6000
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7 months ago

This is especially true in small towns. The largest parking lot in town is the local teen hangout

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#15

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, Homecoming is really big here in the US. Celebrating at high school and university.

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#16

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MammaG
Community Member
7 months ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

You don't?!?!!

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#18

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Keith Nolen
Community Member
7 months ago

Because Americans have been sold the lie (mostly by Nestle, thank you!) that bottled water is better than tap water in some way. In truth most of the bottled water IS tap water.

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#19

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
7 months ago

my sister has about 400. I have 2.

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#20

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Hedy Hahn
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7 months ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

We do call them Kleenex all the time probably because that brand is what we used.

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#23

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

I had a lab partner in chemistry and biology in high school.

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#24

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Dynein
Community Member
7 months ago

I think that is to avoid accidental advertising? I'd think that in most (industrialized) countries, the typical bags offered by stores have the store logo all over them...

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#25

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
7 months ago

I guess it depends. My family and friends only do photoshoots for weddings, 18th birthdays (girls), 21st birthdays (boys), or someone's first birthday.

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Erin
Community Member
7 months ago

Chicken and waffles is a religious experience. I live in the Midwest and some of the best chicken and waffles in the world is right here in Indianapolis at Maxine's Chicken and Waffles. Another awesome place is in Harlem (where chicken and waffles was invented).

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#27

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
7 months ago

Because hot chocolate is the candy bar that melted in your pocket.

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April Simnel
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

It's ground meat with binders like egg and breadcrumbs, and can also have minced onions and peppers (capsicum), and seasonings that's all mixed together and baked in a loaf pan in the oven. Most people make it with just ground beef, but when I was little in the 70s, in our home it was made with ground beef, pork, and veal, and we had it maybe once a month with homemade mashed potatoes and brown gravy, and a green vegetable. I don't eat meatloaf now. It's not horrible, it's just not my first choice for comfort food.

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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April Simnel
Community Member
7 months ago

In the big cities, all you need to do is raise your arm on a busy street. I've lived in NYC almost 30 years now, and no one yells "TAXI!" here. I grew up in a smaller town, though, and in the smaller places, you pretty much have to call a taxi in advance. I never flagged a cab until I moved to NYC.

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