An American traveler was left in shock after arriving in Australia for the first time.
Josiah Hein couldn’t believe his eyes when he walked towards the baggage carousel to find people “rushing” in no hurry.
Sharing a video, the tourist said the fact that no one was rushing or stressing too much about their luggage left a strong first impression for the country.
“Australians don’t worry about it as much… it’s a different vibe here,” he said.
“They’re a little looser here man, that’s my first impression.”
His video showed people leaning on bags and appearing disinterested or talking to their children.
American traveler left in shock after arriving in Australia for the first time
People were quick to criticize the American’s video.
“No, we Australians are more civilized. Time awaits us here. We are well behaved. We don’t do what you think is normal. We do our own thing,” one man said.
“It’s not a lack of care. It’s an abundance of care. We care about being courteous and giving space,” added one Australian.
Others described the reality.
“It’s our rule to stay back until you see your bag, so as not to inconvenience others,” one man said.
“You’ll see a different reality at the KFC drive-thru and hear new words for your vocabulary,” laughed another.
Josiah said he likes the mottos “It’ll be okay, buddy” and “It’ll come out eventually.”
“No need to stress about it. It will continue to circulate until we collect it.
Josiah explained that in the United States, there must be barriers at the start of the carousel to prevent overzealous Americans from rushing to collect their belongings.