British tourist in Australia shocked at common thing that would get her ‘punched in the face’ in the UK
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A British tourist currently in Australia has spoken about the one thing she has noticed about life Down Under that's vastly different to here in the UK.
TikToker @katpenkin said she'd noticed a 'wholesome' trait about Australians, that if she tried to recreate in London, would see her 'get punched in the face'.
You can see Kat talking about it below:
In the video, Kat can be seen walking through a park, explaining that she forgot how friendly Australians are.
"I'm in Australia right now and I forgot exactly how nice Australians are," Kat began.
“Every single person I walk past says ‘Good morning, how are you, good morning’.
“I live in London. If you go ‘Good morning’ to someone, you get a punch in the face.
“It’s really wholesome [in Australia] but it’s also very emotionally draining.”
Now, there'll definitely be some Brits living in certain areas of the UK who wouldn't find this so strange, but in London, nobody says hello to each other when walking down the street.
And if you did, you'd be met with a rather shocked reaction for sure.
Taking to the comments, many Australians agreed that they never realised it was actually an 'Australian thing'.
One person wrote: "Didn’t realise this was an ‘Australian’ thing."
While another said: "Australian here. If I don't say hi to the randos I pass, I feel bad the rest of the day."
And a third added: "Today I learnt that this is an Australian thing. I lived my whole life thinking everyone did this."
Meanwhile a fourth commented: "Wait till you're out and about on Christmas and all the Merry Christmas's you get lol."
A fifth claimed: "When you get out of the city then everyone waves as they pass each other while driving too."
And a sixth added: "As an Aussie, if people don’t say it back I get so mad - why do they have to be so rude first thing in the morning?"
But Kat wasn't the only one who found it emotionally draining.
Another person explained: “It’s emotionally draining for some Australians too, lmao I can’t.”
And one added: "It can be lovely, but it also makes it really hard to be an introvert in Australia."
"Can be emotionally draining but that good morning could save someone’s life one day," said a third.
Maybe it's time all countries started doing this?