« Last post by KenveeB on Yesterday at 06:06:55 PM »
Well, assuming that we don't know what we're talking about just because we disagree with you is quite rude. So I agree with agreeing to disagree.
I do however, agree with you completely about the stamp tax. That was pretty S.S. on their part to argue. I hear that all the time at work because our city has a higher sales tax than a lot of areas.
It's not SS to question something. Nothing in that post indicates that the Americans were refusing to pay the tax or kept arguing about it. The clerk just asked why Americans "always act shocked" about it, not why they always argue or pitch a fit. If you ask for $5 worth of a product that you don't realize is taxed and you're charged more than $5 for it, it's perfectly reasonable to ask about it or be surprised that you're being charged extra for it. You don't know what differences are until you experience them, and it's acceptable to ask about them. Refusing to comply or arguing that it should be done differently because that's how your country does it is SS, of course, but the post doesn't indicate that was what was happening.