TikTok user @keltsearroyo shares five things he finds “strange” or that he doesn’t understand about the New York apartment he lives in.
It shows one of the many differences in culture and way of life between Americans and Spaniards, reaching almost a million views and over 40,000 likes.
The first thing that struck him was the door, which not only had many locks, but the peephole was “very large” and, moreover, in two directions. “One day a neighbor told me that he could see me in the living room from the outside; that is, the same thing could be seen on both sides,” he said.
“The heating is the second thing that bothers me; it’s central; it started in October, and I can’t turn it off. I opened the windows all winter, and the house is still at 31.5ºC,” he said, despite two degrees of what it is outside.
One thing he considered “New York” was the fire escape. “It’s very beautiful, very bucolic, but whoever goes up to the terrace goes down the stairs and enters my house,” he warned, detailing that from below it is more complicated, but above is the opposite.
Next to the stairs, he shows the new oven that was installed when he moved in, but he doesn’t see the point that it doesn’t have a window: “I don’t see what I’m doing; I have to open it. , and not only that, just pour the heat from the bottom side.”.
The last and “his favorite,” which he understands the least and where he has the most problems, is the telephone, divided into three buttons: talk (to talk from home), listen (to hear as they say. from the portal), and door (to open the door). “I have to decide if I want to speak and be heard or be heard by them; it’s very difficult to coordinate; no one knows,” he said, stressing that the button to open the door of the building also does not work.