Here's a reason why I know I'm not in America. This note was left in the garbage bins:
"Would you please ensure that your refuse is presented at the curtilage of your property by 7 AM. Thank you."
I mean REFUSE?
In America they would have said, "Put your crap out onto the curb by 7 or else it won't be picked up and then it'll start to smell and then you'll be kicked out of the neighborhood and mocked."
Or something not-so-polite.
I can't get over that.