1. Free thinking. Do whatever you want. There's more room for creativity in the U.S.
I agree that the U.S. feels much more open creatively than Switzerland. It's been said that the Swiss are both prisoners and their guards. There is some truth to this.
2. American hot dog.
Can't say I'm very excited about the American hot dog. Give me a slice of deep dish pizza instead.
3. Doggy Bag.
Yes, love the doggy bag concept, although in Switzerland I don't usually have any food on my plate to take home since the portions are much more reasonable (in size, not price). But when I do have leftovers, I would appreciate a doggy bag, especially considering that next plate of Chinese food will set me back at least CHF 25.
4. Dream factory. Home of the stars and anyone who wants to be one.
I think what the Swiss are forgetting here is the concept of competition. It's easy to stand out in Switzerland without being that talented because there aren't that many people to compete against. The U.S. population is 311 million people versus 7 million in Switzerland. So yes, if you make it big in the U.S., you probably make it big worldwide. But the chances of that are like playing the lotto.
5. Music business. The music divas of the U.S. are found on Swiss TV and radio stations like none other in the world.
This actually disappoints me. I wish other countries would play their own music.
6. Smile please. We wish our service was as friendly and happy.
Amen. Would someone in this country please smile and learn that customer service does not involve toll numbers?
What do you think? Do you agree these are reasons to love America?