I really liked some american culture.. In general, American people are very polite.. I dont know if its true just in rochester but they are super polite! lol...
First of all, they never rebut2 when naek bus.. Usually like in malaysia, when they are many ppl wanted to take the bus, they usually rebut2 coz they dnt want to be the one who is standing inside the bus.. Americans do care about that too in some sense.. They wanted to go inside the bus early so they can sit, but they never go as far as too push ppl, himpit2, and all those crazy stuff just to go inside the bus -.-"
Secondly, let say if you are in a situation where you are in a hallway and you wanted to go through a door.. If an american guy is in front of you, even if he was a bit far, if he reach the door first, he would look back to see if there is any other ppl and he would literally hold the door open for you so that you can go inside without opening the door.. You'll say: "Of course everybody does that!" Not really... Im not being rude or anything, but I hardly see any Asian hold the door for you..Unless if your super close that he can notice you without looking back :P Well I guess its because of Asian culture are not used to that..
thirdly, when you want to cross a road, Cars will stop and let pedastrian cross the road first.. and when this happen, the american pedastrian will raise his hand to the driver of the car as a sign of thank you, and the driver would also raise his hand as a sign of your welcome... Ive seen this happen many time.. Even when Im driving with my friend he was like "look at this kid, i let him cross the road and he didnt even look at me or say thanks. V*tch!".
I hv become more familiar with this type of american culture and always remembering myself to hold the door for ppl and raise your hand for the driver that waits you cross the road.. Sure u dnt really hv to.. But being polite is what makes the world a better place ^^