Kaymie Wuerfel, who moved to Sydney from the US, has revealed the weird schoolyard guidelines which left her gobsmacked.
Taking to TikTok, Ms Wuerfel stated she was confused when she approached a toddler sitting alone within the playground within the shade, solely to learn of the ‘No Hat, No Play’ coverage.
“Why are you not taking part in with the opposite children,” she asks herself in a comical re-enactment on TikTok.
“I don’t have my hat,” she replies, pretending to be a pupil.
“What does that must do with something,” she responds to the hat admission.
“No hat, no play,” the ‘pupil’ replies.
Ms Wuerfel stated that in addition to the hat rule, she was additionally confused by what we name ‘swimsuits’ (together with the phrases togs, bathers and cossies).
Ms Wuerfel, who moved to Sydney in November 2019 to be together with her Australian husband, stated she was additionally shocked by the that means of ‘rubber’ in Australia.
A pupil had requested her for a ‘rubber’, and he or she immediately thought they have been speaking a couple of condom – however in actual fact they have been simply after an eraser.
The bubbly American has created a well-liked TikTok account revealing the record of issues she has realized about her new dwelling nation.
Beforehand, the American expat has revealed the most important cultural shocks she found since arriving Down Underneath – together with utilizing the C-word to greet folks, free healthcare, rooster salt and being charged 15 cents for a grocery bag.
Earlier this month throughout a grocery store together with her husband, Ms Wuerfel realised all the costs labelled on cabinets have been already “marked to incorporate tax”.
In one other encounter, after eating at a restaurant, the expat stated she requested her husband if he had any money on him so they may go away a tip.
“He advised me that you simply don’t go away suggestions in Australia. I requested how the waiters survive? He stated minimal wage is about $20,” she stated.
“I acted like that’s not probably the most superb factor I’ve ever heard.”
However maybe one of many greatest issues that has baffled the younger American about dwelling in Australia is our use of rooster salt.
When ordering fries, Ms Wuerfel stated she was left scratching her head when the waitress requested whether or not she wished rooster salt, one in every of Australia’s basic components that’s generally used for seasoning sizzling chips.
However she confirmed now she’ll say “sure” to rooster salt each time it’s provided to her after tasting the scrumptious condiment.