americans go wild when you point out to them that something they do is specific to america like calm down it's alright I know it's weird to imagine that some people do things differently than you but you'll get used to it

other countries don't use am/pm notation? well FUCK YOU BUDDY don't you dare point that out to me

oookay? alright 🤷

@wxcafe People in America assume my preference for 24 hour time is a military thing. When in reality I just spent some time outside of the bubble.


@sng @wxcafe

to sort of mirror this back a little, there *are* those of us with formative experience from beyond, as you say, the "bubble". But we get lost both amongst our domestic neighbors *and* to the view from outside.

That experience is very affirming of both the fundamentals that people are people the world round, but also that, yeah, there's more than one way to do it, and it's often not even the one we do here!

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@sng @wxcafe

Example: I'm filling out a lot of forms and documents recently, alas.

I try to use the ISO date format (YYYY-MM-DD) when I can, but when faced with a date field that is 3 blanks separated by two virgules and I know it's a US form, I *have* to apply context to use either MM/DD/YYYY or (worse MM/DD/YY if that's all there's room for). I *know* people do it other ways outside the US, but I'm here now so that's what I'm doing.

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