1. Scotland: I miss sausage rolls, cheese & onion pasties and bridies.
America: I’d miss banana cream pies from Marie Callendar’s.
2. Scotland: Sometimes, all I want is a decent curry and naan.
America: I’d miss some decent Mexican food.
4. Scotland: I don’t miss the 17.5% VAT (vat=value added tax. VALUE?!)
America: I’m tired of paying to see the doctor and pay for prescriptions.
5. Scotland: I miss not getting hit by a car because we don’t have right-turn-on-red.
America: I’d miss being able to get off at an exit (junction) and looping back on, going the opposite way.
6. Scotland: I miss referring to paper in A1-A6 sizes.
America: I like the wider paper here.
7. Scotland: I miss reading temps in Celsius.
America: I’m glad I don’t have to measure in kg and g, since I left right after the conversion from lb/oz.
8. Scotland: I miss the salt air, even the rain.
America: I’d miss the perpetual sunshine.
9. Scotland: I miss Tizer, Lilt, strong ginger beer and Red Cola (it’s red, but not a cola).
America: I thought I had given up soda?
10. Scotland: I’m missing out on DVRs recording onto blank discs.
America: I’d miss standing on a plug and not breaking my neck or foot. (That was all I could think of).
11. Scotland: I miss perpetual green grass.
America: I’d miss the variations in typography and environment.
12. Scotland: I miss castles, historic sites and buildings over 400 years old.
America: I don’t have a comeback for that.
13. Scotland: I miss public transport.
America: I wish houses in Scotland/The UK were bigger.
Remember when I wrote the post on creating my own country? I realised the answer is staring me in the face! I’m moving to Canada . . . you know, cos the first stint with immigration was so good, I’d like to do it again.