Folks Are Sharing The Tradition Shock They Skilled Transferring From The East To The West Coast (Or Vice Versa)

Folks Are Sharing The Tradition Shock They Skilled Transferring From The East To The West Coast (Or Vice Versa)

Not too long ago, we requested the BuzzFeed Group to share the tradition shocks they skilled after transferring between the East and West Coasts. Right here’s what they needed to say:

1. “I moved from New York Metropolis to Los Angeles. Having the identical climate every single day and having to drive in all places was a tradition shock. I had no thought what time of yr it was because it was all the time 70 levels. I additionally had my license in NYC however just about by no means drove besides often when visiting my hometown. I had to purchase a automobile in California and I bear in mind the primary time it rained. I had lived in LA for about 4 to 5 months with out rain, after which it began to downpour whereas I used to be on the freeway. I freaked out and needed to pull over as a result of I had no thought how one can activate the windshield wipers.”

—amyseagroves

2. “I grew up in New York, however moved to Hollywood in my late twenties (round 2007). It was an actual tradition shock. You needed to preserve transferring your automobile in your avenue for avenue sweeping. Plus the homes, even small and ugly, value thousands and thousands.”

—sarah4cc0c2b5a

3. “The standard of various kinds of meals was stunning. The Mexican meals is totally off the charts right here in comparison with what you discover on the East Coast.”

—Nameless

4. “I grew up in California and Oregon. In the course of the pandemic, I moved to Atlanta to serve with Americorps. I used to be utterly unprepared for a way completely different it will be. It was like one other nation. I bought an condo two miles from the place I labored anticipating to journey my bike to work, however that ended up being unimaginable as a result of it was simply freeways in between.”

—sarahshorthealth

5. “Folks in California have been actually passive-aggressive and that was how they used humor. Now I reside on the East Coast, individuals are way more direct and simply inform you how they actually really feel.”

—Nameless

6. “I moved from the Southern East Coast to the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been right here over 4 years and nonetheless hate being anticipated to all the time take my footwear off every time I enter somebody’s residence. Within the South (no less than the portion I’m from), except you actually simply walked by way of mud or snow, wiping your footwear off on each the outside and inside doormats as you enter is lots. There, for those who don’t elect to take your footwear off, a number asking you to take action borders on insulting. Right here, it’s anticipated, interval (and no matter climate). However typically my ft are chilly with out footwear, it throws off my outfit, or I actually simply don’t really feel comfy going barefoot or sock-footed in another person’s home. 4 years in and I nonetheless hate that it’s the norm right here.”

—Nameless

7. “How small some states are. I bear in mind hopping on a practice and being in a very completely different state 20 minutes later. I’m from California and you’ll barely get to the Valley in 20 minutes.”

—Nameless

8. “After 20 years in Pennsylvania, I moved to Southern California. I discovered actually shortly a couple of issues I by no means realized about being an East Coaster. Issues I can respect and miss is being actual and actually which means what you say. Different issues I’m glad to have adopted from the West Coast is being extra laid-back.”

—Nameless

9. “I grew up in California and Colorado and moved to the East Coast for faculty. It was an enormous adjustment. Using public transportation, folks simply wouldn’t discuss to me and I’m used to saying whats up, good morning, and speaking to strangers. It felt very chilly and unfriendly. Plus, I missed driving my very own automobile round and driving with associates. After faculty, I moved again to the West Coast sunshine, surf, and, tacos, and I’m a lot happier.”

—Nameless

10. “I moved from Oregon to Maryland for work. The primary time I drove in Maryland was a nightmare. Once I reached my vacation spot I sat within the parking spot and cried! East Coast drivers, particularly within the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) space are insane! I’ve by no means been so tense whereas driving. Fearless drivers with zero endurance and ZERO qualms with letting you already know that it’s good to transfer.”

—Nameless

11. “I’m a West Coaster in South Florida. The meals is horrible. Most produce must be trucked in, and it’s previous its prime by the point it will get right here.”

—Nameless

12. “I did expertise tradition shock after I moved from the East Coast to the West Coast. Not having chilly winters restored my dangerous well being, it was superb! The folks I met have been so laid-back and the sensation of not being judged actually was a pleasure. Music, discovering extra than simply working, and being jaded completely modified my persona for the better. West Coast nonetheless be the most effective coast!”

—Nameless

13. “Whereas not completely coast-to-coast, I went from upstate New York to Arizona as a baby. I went from 4 distinct seasons to perhaps two. The largest transition was going from assured white Christmas to seeing Christmas lights on our neighbor’s cacti, and operating round outdoors mid-winter in short-sleeved shirts.”

—Nameless

14. “I moved to Utah from the East Coast over a yr in the past and I’m nonetheless getting used to the truth that most locations aren’t open on Sundays. Making an attempt to eat out whereas operating errands on a Sunday? Neglect about it, not going to occur.”

—Nameless

15. “I moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado and was shocked to study that individuals needed to water their lawns.”

—Nameless

16. “I knew it was going to be scorching in Southern California, however I used to be unprepared for a way relentless the desert warmth is. Within the Mid-Atlantic we get some reduction from bushes and rainfall. I actually missed the woods and having an excellent rain.”

—Nameless

17. “I lately moved from the Seattle space to the Philadelphia space, and the eagerness the Philly people have for his or her cheesesteaks is awe-inspiring. I didn’t know how one can order ‘a steak,’ so I requested for mayonnaise and… it simply wasn’t an excellent scene.”

—blu3starkitty

18. “I miss a few of the meals we had in California, like In-N-Out and genuine Mexican meals, however I don’t miss the visitors, smog, and shut homes.”

—Nameless

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