I’m an American who lives in Europe—Switzerland to be exact, and I’m home for a visit. I love Europe and I love America, but both could use a bit of infusion from the other to make things better off. (And when I say Europe, I want to acknowledge that there is no “European” culture or policy or procedure. Each country is very different!) For instance, if Switzerland could just adopt a bit of the attitude of customer service that American establishments have, that would make my heart sing. But, if the US could adopt these 5 things, they would make your hearts sing.
1. Regular doors in public bathrooms.
You know what we don’t worry about in Switzerland? Where Transgender people use the bathroom. You know why? Because bathroom stalls are equipped with full sized doors that have no weird gaps around the edges. You don’t have to peek under or peer through the crack to determine if anyone is in the stall–you know because when the door is locked, it shows red on the outside and when it’s empty, it’s green. It’s like magic. Seriously, USA, can we adopt this one?
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