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.


Samuli said...

Aimee, I think a pound is 0,45 kg and a kilogram 2,2 lb. Would you be able to smile after a 2,2 kg (=4,8 lb) burger?

But even a 450 g burger is huge.


Samuli said...

ps. you are not the only one making metrics conversation mistakes

Debbie said...

I know the burger was huge, but wasn't it delicious!! Hurry back - we miss you.