How do you react when people realize you are an American abroad? In this week's post, Maisie touches on the experience of standing out in London and the various interactions she's had with Brits about the US. She also attends a gig featuring Shame, a band from South London, and shares some music!
As an American abroad, I do feel I stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something I’ve mentioned before, but the accent is a signal for strangers to ask “Where are you from?” They expect only two answers really, but I am fairly sure they already know I am American based on whatever behavior they dislike at that moment. This is the conversation I have with strangers who talk to me about where I am from:
Oh, where in the States are you from?
I’m from Orlando, Florida. Have you ever been there on holiday?
Oh wow, you must hate this cold !!!!!!!!!! Trump is so hilarious and not at all concerning! In addition, the Big Apple (haha New York).
As an American, I think many English people are eager to talk to me about my thoughts on Trump’s presidency, and they seem to carry the conversation as if we are talking about Lindsay Lohan.