My uncles first visit to US from Russia was in mid 90s. His first words upon exiting airport: “wow so many foreign cars, everyone here must be rich”
For him Fords and Chevys were foreign cars...
My first winter here my dad wanted me to see snow. So, the entire family got ready and we headed to MT ranier so that my sister and I could see snow for the first time.
We got lost. We headed home in disgrace and failure.
Later that day, it began to snow. It was amazing. I made a snow man (about 1ft tall) and it was the greatest day ever.
NBA star Karl Malone was drafted by the Utah Jazz. When he first visited Salt Lake City, it was July 24th, Malone's birthday. It's also Pioneer Day a state holiday. There is a large parade held in Salt Lake City and the Jazz asked Malone if he'd like to ride the team float. Malone thought the parade was for his birthday.
This exact joke is in The Big Sick. I couldn't remember where I had heard it before.
Similarly, when I was a child, the first time I had M&M’s I bit into a brown one to discover it was also brown inside. No other color of M&M lived up to my expectations.
When my grandparents first immigrated to Canada they had never heard of Halloween (they arrived mid to late October) so when kids first showed up at their door they just kind of closed it on their faces and called their friends asking what the fuck was going on. Realizing they didn't have any candy they started giving out cookies, when they ran out they gave sugar cubes, and once they finally went through everything sweet they turned off all the lights in the house and hid in the basement (with the lights turned off) trying to be quiet so people didnt realize they were home
Why is he wearing an Italian restaurant tablecloth as a shirt and tie?
The first time I visited reddit, I was 14. I’d never heard of reposts, and my first day in reddit, r/all showed me this post. I was like, “This is every post in reddit, as advertised! They have so much OC, there’s original posts every day! Actual humor is here!” No other post has lived up to that post.
Edit: Seriously? Over 95% of my upvotes and my first gold came from a repost? What a disappointment /s
"So, Kumail, what's your take on 9/11?"
"Yeah, obviously, a huge tragedy...we lost 19 good guys that day...."
"I was joking, obviously."
My parents immigrated to the US on Halloween. They were confused why children kept coming up to their door dressed in costumes until an adult explained Halloween to them.
My dad went to the store and bought a bunch of candy later that night so he would be ready the next night. Of course, no one came the day after Halloween and my parents had a bunch of candy that they dutifully ate because they didn't want to be wasteful.
I have three coworkers who all managed to emigrate to the US shortly before Thanksgiving. Despite all coming in from different corners of the world, at different times (80's, 90's, 00's), they all had the same first reaction: "WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THAT CHICKEN?!"
Turns out not everyone is used to the idea of a Turkey.