– Chelsea Chelsea Martin is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI).
In Britain they’re called “Hundreds and thousands”. She likes to point to random things in the house and tell Chris what we call it in America “We call that suitcase”.
Most of the time it’s something that shares the same name in England, but for laughs, Chris will call it something completely different to mess with her “We call that a travelling box”. At first, when we first started dating Chris thought I was an alcoholic!
I have been correct more than once about this observation. They are something you wouldn’t see an American guy wear unless he was going to work some where professionally, or dress for a formal event or party. I thought only women’s shoes had pointy tips like these, but I was surprised to see that British men will rock them too.
I’ve seen guys in England wearing these shoes around town while shopping, having a night out with some friends, and even at a house party. I imagine if an American man wore them, he’d feel like a clown, their dress shoes are not nearly as elongated as the styles I have seen in England.
When I first went to England I was there purely to have fun, and enjoy my time with my lovely friend.
Meeting Christopher and developing feelings for him was a complete surprise!But here it’s not uncommon with my family and friends, to just refer to hot apple cider as “cider”. The boys certainly do present themselves better in Britain than the American boys I’ve seen.I wouldn’t say they are more fashionable than anyone, but I don’t see boys walking around town with their pants hanging off of their butts or wearing over sized sneakers, looking like a clown.Yes they drink tea more than we do, but it’s not like Chris carries around tea bags in his wallet waiting for his clock to turn to 4pm. The way we communicate, the way our relationship develops, and our cultures are not that diverse, but it’s enough to feel a bit amazed as the days and weeks go on. He occasionally drinks tea, dries his laundry all around his bedroom, and finds it weird that in America we use window screens to prevent bugs from flying into the house- even though he complained about a bee getting in our room in England before!He prefers to wear casual blazers on a night out, and not complain to his waiter when he orders a beef burger and instead they serve him a chicken breast fillet.The poor guy thought I was drinking a alcoholic cider.He never had the heart to say anything until one day it came up in our conversation. Casual blazers, nice button up shirts, and sophisticated shoes.In Autumn and Winter I enjoy drinking hot apple cider.If we were Skyping I would mention that I was drinking cider (it would be around 10 am).We will laugh at each other as we try and mimic each others accents, mostly it’s just me trying though.Chris is still far too embarrassed to really try to sound American!