America has to do everything the exact opposite way the rest of the world does it. They drive and walk on the right side! I mean, I knew this driving bit before, but even the flush on the western commode is on the left side instead of right - man!!! Always catch myself keeping to the left, and realise it only when the person walking opposite me is about to walk into me.
Today, as usual, I was walking on the left, and suddenly became aware of it. To my surprise, a group of people on the other side were walking on the "incorrect side" too. One look at their faces - all Indians! Ha!
Every strange person in the apartment says one the following: Hi, How you doin, Hey whassup, Good morning (senior citizens), or just a bob of the head. Took me a while to get used to this. I mean, I don't know you! But I guess it's a nice concept to acknowledge another's presence in one's vicinity. And even if there is space for 2 baby elephants to walk alongside me, I still hear an "excuse me" when someone passes me by. Huh, who, what can I do for you??? But the person has already zoomed past you.