Americans (in my humble opinion) tend, in general, to be provincial. By that, I mean their world view is narrow and most of us assume that the rest of the people on our planet do things pretty much the way we do (or, we think they should.)
Also, should I have assumed that a package of napkins on the shelf would ring up at the register? If the price was unknown and there was no bar code, why the heck were they on the shelf?
And, if the tram says it’s number 22, should I assume that it will not take the usual route? Or that hot, cold, or any water at all will always come out of the tap? Or that a scheduled meeting at a school would be forgotten? Or that the promised 24-hour protection of my American deodorant would withstand the stifling heat in a Russian city? (nope…)
Hope you are laughing along with me. Yes, I still have my sense of humor. When a door closes, another opens. When there’s no running water, I have pre-moistened towelettes. And when my deodorant isn’t working anymore, well … let’s just say I’m not alone.
As for the carton of eggs. This is what you will get if we change to the metric system–like the rest of the civilized world. 😉