While I’m recovering from surgery I figured I would set an entry to post that I’ve been thinking about for awhile. Australia and the US have a lot in common and many more similarities than differences. However, there are differences. There are some big differences, like driving on the other side of the road that cause us to have to think more intentionally each time we get in the car or cross the street. But many of the differences are pretty inconsequential. They don’t really change things for us, they are just different.Inconsequential difference #1 is the way hanger necks are shaped. Can you tell which ones are US hangers and which ones are Australian hangers? The ones with long necks are hangers we brought with us in our shipment. The short necked ones were bought here in Australia. This really makes no difference to our lives except that Australian hangers are too short to allow for things to be hung to dry on a doorframe. Maybe no one else does this (I get it from my mother:-) but sometimes we hang our wet shirts on a doorframe if they don’t go in the dryer. Maybe this isn’t a thing here because almost everyone has a clotheslines. Houses in Australia don’t have dryers or don’t use their dryers as much as typical Americans.
So there you have it. Entry #1 in the newest series of Inconsequential Differences Between Australia and the USA. I’m sure you are all so fascinated that you will never look at hangers the same way again.