- bad translations in English (like on a menu for tourists or an advertisement)
- repetitive songs on the radio (it seems like the only English ones selected are those with minimal lyrical profoundness or with just a good melody)
- the fashionable-ness of sushi (sushi is not the height of ethnic sophistication people, there are other global cuisines that are very, very delicious)
- drivers not letting you merge
- drivers not giving you the hand wave as thanks for letting them in
- drivers not using their signal lights
- drivers in general...(don't get me wrong, Italians are actually the best drivers in the world, if they weren't, there would be exponentially more accidents than there already are...)
- accenting English words (a hamburger is an 'ambuuuurgerrrr', the 'h' is non-existent)
- the lack of festive Christmas music in the shops
- no doggy bags; I cry every time I don't finish my restaurant meal...what a waste! Totally could've had that pizza for breakfast the next day.
- sometimes I just want a salty, savory breakfast. If I see one more "cornetto"...Give me some bacon, poached eggs, and toast!
- inability to drink my cappuccino at a leisurely pace because unless you're at a table, you're expected to gulp it and free up space at the bar for the next guy!
What's on your list?!
Read this post on My Biggest Language Pet Peeve if you liked what you just read. Or, you might also like my rant on Hardships of the Non-White Expat in Italy!