America has about 75 million tourists in a year. People from different culture and background come to America for various purposes. If you are planning to go to America, you need to make sure that you do not do the following things while you are visiting the country:
Swearing is not appreciated:
The people from countries like the United Kingdom don’t mind using curse words, and in fact, it is accepted as a sense of humour. But in USA people might get offended if you go around using curse words on people you don’t know.
Respect the American flag:
You might be from another country, but when you are in America, you have to respect the flag of the country. You also cannot talk ill about their troops. If you do, you will end up in serious trouble.
America is a country which has a culture that respects the personal space of a person. When are trying to talk to someone, do not go very close to him/her. Make sure that you give them their personal space and then convey what you have to say to them.
Staring at someone:
It may be fine to stare at a person from where you come from, but in the United States if you stare at someone for a long time, it is considered as a bad thing, and people do get offended by it.
Do not joke about bombs and Terrorists:
You might think that it is funny to joke about terrorists and bombs, but it is a sensitive issue in America and people might take it very seriously in the country.
The people of America are very friendly, and they love small talks. If you happen to stand in a line, don’t be surprised if an American tries to make small talk with you. But at the same time, you need to remember that you have just met that person and you can’t discuss topics like religion and politics.
Don’t trick the police:
If you are ever caught by a police officer in America, do not for any purpose reach out for your pockets. The police will mistake you and think that you are reaching out for your guns. Also do not get into an argument with the police officer as you might get into a lot of trouble.
Do not compare:
As humans, we tend to compare everything. Especially when we go to someplace new, we start to compare that country to our country. Most of the Americans think that their country is top-notch in everything and if you go around saying how good your country is when compared to America, people will not like you.
Most of the waiters in America don’t get paid well, and they make their living with the tip that you provide them. Thus it is always important to tip the waitress or the waiter.