“It’s better to die right away than to be sick”: the realities of life in the USA


Thanks to Hollywood, many people get a wrong idea of ​​real life in the USA. The other day, “America was discovered” by the famous Russian businessman Pavel Durov, who told the general public 7 convincing reasons why you should not move there. For objectivity, let’s say that every emigrant lives in the USA in his own way: some successfully fit into a new society, while for others everything goes less well.


About how they saw America with their own eyes, told the portal Ru_Open Russian girls Daria and Victoria.

Like in the movies


The girls visited the capital of Texas, Austin, New York, Miami and Los Angeles, where they worked as lifeguards in pools and beaches. The picture was fully in line with expectations: luxurious homes, beautiful places, yellow buses with children, Mac Donalds everywhere. New York seemed like a huge anthill, and Texas - a large and cozy village where you want to live.

Behind the scenes


Upon closer inspection, it turned out that the United States has many poor and homeless people. Unemployed sit on benefits. On the streets and in the subway there are many frankly crazy people who behave inappropriately and aggressively. Victoria tells the following story:

In Los Angeles there was a guy with a mask on his face, with his pants down, and he approached people, shouted something and molested them. But the guard did not care.


But those who are well settled have a very high standard of living, they live, but do not survive, are happy and constantly smile.

Household differences


Girls say that in New York and Los Angeles it is very dirty, there are a lot of garbage bags everywhere. Garbage is taken out only 2 times a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, so a large amount of it is accumulated. In this case, garbage must first be packaged in a certain way. Because of this, large rats run around the subway. After the United States, Daria and Victoria were delighted with clean trains and lobbies.

The assortment of food in the supermarkets is huge, it is tasty, but very oily. According to the girls, there is no expiration date on the products, their milk could be stored for a month. They ate thawed purchased burgers. Because of such a diet in the United States, there are many obese people, but at the same time they are not at all complex, they love themselves for who they are.

Medicine


It is very expensive, accessible to few. Having painfully pinched her finger once, one of the girls wanted to see a doctor, but her friends warned that one appointment would cost $ 100. If a visitor in the United States who has neither citizenship nor insurance is sick, according to the Russians, he “is better off dying right away than getting sick”. By the way, the pandemic situation only confirms that American medicine is really not for everyone.

The Americans


Ordinary Americans love their country very much, they hang flags everywhere. They are sincerely convinced that it was they who defeated the Third Reich, and the USA is ahead of the rest. At the same time, according to the girls, many of them are very lazy and wish that everything itself fell at their feet. The Americans are not at all as "dumb" as we commonly think, but they were surprised that Russia has its own Cyrillic script.

US citizens also have a flip side: they are very fond of sneaking. For any reason, they are able to call and complain to the manager, the checking authority or the police. As for the police, in the event of any noise after 23 hours, a patrol car arrives instantly.
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  1. Digital error Offline
    Digital error (Eugene) 8 May 2020 16: 21
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    In this case, according to the girls, many of them are very lazy and wish that everything itself fell at their feet

    Well, so we have the same thing:

    Half of Russians are ready to support amendments to the Constitution. A third of respondents are against changes, but many of them will not vote. 65% of Russians are ready to vote (in March there were 54%), 19% are not going to do this (in March - 27%), another 15% do not yet know whether they will go to the polls. Most often, those who are confident that they will participate in the vote support the amendment of the Constitution, but many of those who would vote against do not plan to take part in a plebiscite.

    https://www.vedomosti.ru/society/articles/2020/05/05/829616-polovina-rossiyan-gotovi-podderzhat
  2. Digital error Offline
    Digital error (Eugene) 8 May 2020 16: 28
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    pandemic situation only confirms that American medicine is really not for everyone

    Like, perhaps, the whole "capitalist-optimized" medicine:

  3. Bulanov Offline
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 8 May 2020 17: 13
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    It was like reading a Nosov book about Dunno on the Moon.
  4. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 8 May 2020 17: 18
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    About the whole article - Amused !! (smell of naphthalene from the 50s).
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    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 May 2020 18: 01
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    The article smelled of "History of the CPSU." The same style, the same, for the most part, a lie.
  6. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 9 May 2020 03: 27
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    Dear Editorial!
    You do not respect us, readers, when you admit on your pages a completely meaningless article consisting of twitchy, unconnected half-dead and really stupid phrases. Or it was written by a still living member of the Politburo of the CPSU, or a journalist who does not know that the USSR is no more and that Russians freely move around the world and know much more about the United States than the author himself. I have been inviting Sergei Marzhetsky to visit me for a long time - write him a business trip, please !! But with one condition - in his report there should be truth and nothing but the truth. And I, for my part, promise you to show him America without embellishment, as it is.
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      Marzhecki (Sergei) 9 May 2020 08: 11
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      Quote: cmonman
      I have been inviting Sergei Marzhetsky to visit me for a long time - write him a business trip, please !! But with one condition - in his report there should be truth and nothing but the truth. And I, for my part, promise you to show him America without embellishment, as it is.

      As for the "deceitfulness" I do not accept your claim, please note that the publication is a compiled retelling of someone else's personal experience with reference to the source. All claims to them.
      I understand that the USA is a huge country, for each it has its own. So the girls saw her like that. You have your own experience. In Russia, in different regions they also live differently. For local and for visitors, everything is not the same.
      For my part, I am quite ready to come and see for myself why not. After quarantine is completed. smile But I’m afraid they won’t pay me for a trip to the States. request
  7. orange Offline
    orange (ororpore) 9 May 2020 11: 01
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    As for the police, in the event of any noise after 23 hours, a patrol car arrives instantly.

    We can’t wait for the police in more serious cases. For several years I watched as a police patrol car parked in a dead end at night and law enforcement officers peacefully slept in the cab until dawn, recovering the forces spent from the “hard” labor. You will be threatened in some Russian town, but before the dispatcher accepts the application, you should spend several minutes explaining your personal data to her. This is absurdity and idiocy.
  8. Natan bruk Offline
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 10 May 2020 00: 24
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    Oh Lord ... The author of this opus at least wondered for a start what Medicaire and Medicaid are. And about visitors without insurance, so what do you want? We must think about it before any trip abroad. And if you are a slobber and an adventurer, then claims to yourself.