September 17, 2021

37 thoughts on “10 THINGS AFRICANS STRUGGLE WITH WHEN MOVING TO LONDON

  1. The struggles I've faced are meeting coocoo people especially deranged landlords who just want to scam you out of your money etc. Coming from SA and being a bit introverted I've also battled a bit to get my voice heard in team meetings because jaslyk these people can be loud and love the sound of their own voices! Forming solid friendships with English people still is a struggle because they are so inconsistent with their moods and the culture of making an appointment to visit took me a very long time to adjust to. Otherwise I love living in London and traveling throughout the UK and mainland Europe!

  2. OH MY GOD the first time I went to london and I tried the self check out. I didnt know what it was I thought its just a simple cashier thats unmanned and oh my god we didnt know that you have to put the stuff you want to buy in the "bag" area and we didnt do that so the computer went like "put your item in the bag" repeatedly and omg I was freaking clueless what the computer was trying to say until the security helped us!! But before that people were litterally looking in my direction so I was thinking maybe they thought I was shoplifting!! Its so embarassing but fuck it nobody knows me anyway lmao.

  3. Wait for summer babes the spiders will be above your head like wassup biiiiatch and the bathtub.Also wen I got here the food was dead dead , no taste at all , I was like do u guys even hv spices eg royco Fellow zimbo๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–I am missing home too and the social life ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃuk is pure stress . Can u do a zim vlog if you happen to go home please ๐Ÿ’–

  4. Self serve checkouts are everywhere in Australian supermarkets. The main security feature is that every item has its weight saved in the computer so when you scan something you have to put it in a bag or at least sit it on the bench where you pack plastic bags so it can weigh the item. If it thinks the weight is wrong it chicks up an error message and you need to call the attendant to clear the error. Very annoying when you're doing the right thing and it chucks a spaz. Some supermarkets turn off the weight checking so for them they fit note on your honesty. There's an attendant there who supposedly monitors what everyone is doing to make sure they don't skip something into a bag without scanning it, but they're normally too busy clearing the error messages on everyone's screen… Supposedly they can monitor you too on CCTV, but I don't think they bother. They accept that a certain amount of theft will occur and that it's still cheaper than enjoying a person for every checkout.

    I'm in the country full of all the spiders and snakes that can kill you. Thankfully living in the city you don't see many, but the last place I lived had poisonous red-back spiders on the outside stairs…

    P.S. Salt & Vinegar chips are supposed to be purple!

  5. Really enjoyed this, Corey. Even here in the US there are differences between areas, Every state has bugs, but you haven't lived until you flip on the light in the kitchen at night in Florida and the palmetto bugs scurry to get away. You've seen cockroaches? These things are like the Godzilla of cockroaches! It's the only place I ever lived that had "pest control" listed as a utility! (No shade on Florida. I spent the best 6 years of my life in Key West.)
    And now here in Ohio, I live in a rural area and every storm takes the power out. 6 hours without power? When the remnants of a hurricane went trough I was without power for 11 days! (And you wonder why we love our bar-b-que pits? Hot food and water!)
    Price of a two bedroom home in LA? Are you sitting down? Pick the square footage you think you'll be comfortable in and multiply it by $506, or another way, the median price is $672,800. In the area where I live now? Same house, $177,432. (In Key West the same house would be $802,000.)
    I guess we just have to realize that different parts of the world (and sometimes the same country) can be radically different . . . hell, I can barely understand people from Arkansas. God help you if you need directions to some place!
    Love you. Have a great week! ๐Ÿ’

  6. That is some serious adjustment. You have lived in both worlds and that would impact you. I guess things are better for you know, but there are aspects at home you miss I am sure.

  7. Thank you Corey. Here in the states, self checkout is on sevelance and your receipt is checked at the door before leaving by an attendant, things are still stolen sometimes tho, we used to have gas attendance as well, then it became an option to self serve or you could pay more for someone to put in the little thingy in your open box. As u stated this just got a little sexual. Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh. Take care.

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