America for (Italian) Dummies #22

And speaking of houses, let’s talk about renting a flat in the US.

Again, your Italian friends will say that all American apartments look the same.

They will probably complain about walls: “too thin!” they will comment. In Italy we are used to big old stone walls. Micheal The Situation leart very well the difference between American walls and the Italian ones when he hit one of them with his head in Firenze a few years ago.

Your Italian fellows will also complain about doors and windows; in Italy very often we have big old style sliding locks, door chains, and even armored doors.

They will be surprise to find a complete kitchen, with fridge, dishwasher and microwave. You are not got to find it if you rend a flat in Italy.

They will probably wrinkle their noses at the moquette; in Italy is not very common and many Italians believe it is dirty. Sorry.

The walking closet is not very common in Italy as well, but your Italian friends will be probably enthusiastic about it.

But in front of the laundry room with washer and dryers, they will open their eyes wide in amazement

“That’s so American!” they will think. Just like in American TV series and movies. That’s where Sheldon has his best conversations with Penny!

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