Three brief anecdotes illustrate the adjustment to monochronic time orientation in Gringolandia (as opposed to polychronic in Latin America).
Anecdote from a hipster bar in St. Louis and the “blue bubble” which are a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
Anecdote from a bank in suburban St. Louis illustrating a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
Discussing the economy of abundance, and explaining to my Peruvian wife the curious phenomena of housing, welfare, cars, obesity, and free stuff in America.
SUMMARY: My observations of Mexican-American culture in my experiences over the summer, which include a trip to immigration court and a small rumble at a bicentennial festival.