BIGGEST MISTAKES I'VE MADE LIVING IN THE UK
I'm living here for three months.
- •I forgot to pack pants.Legitimately not kidding. I left them folded on my bed. I bought one pair of black jeans and wore them everyday for three and a half weeks, until my real, USA pants arrived in the mail. The black jeans were from Primark, which is essentially a slightly shittier Old Navy.
- •"Pants" means "underwear" here.They say "trousers." I didn't know this, so when she took me to the underwear section, I was confused and self-conscious about seeming stupid and actually just grabbed a pair and said "cheers," because a buddy of mine informed me that that's how they say "thanks." I ended up not buying the underwear. Also, they were orange.
- •The pants I bought didn't fit.And I never broke them in.
- •My real, USA pants were held up at the boarder and I had to pay a fee to get them.My pants were seized by UK customs officers because it looked like I was going to resell them or something. I had to pay to get my pants back. They levied a pants tax on me. Wearing my own pants is a privilege, apparently.