Thursday, September 10, 2009
American Culture Shock
One thing that struck me during my travels this summer was these two posters inside a restaurant called "Cheeburger Cheeburger" - it's a southern chain.
Basically if an adult eats a one-pound hamburger (approximately 450 grams) then the management will take your picture and post it on the wall. The kids section (under 12 years old) is for a half-pound of meat.
Yes, they are rewarding big meat-eaters - the very essence of American ethos.
Then again, the burger costs under $10 - and includes fries, something you cannot find in Japan. I suppose every culture has its advantages and disadvantages.
Make of it what you will.
But for now at least, I'm happy to be home in Japan.