What 3 things would you miss if

@p1kef1sh (45642)
February 21, 2008 2:47am CST
you were exiled away from your home country. My top three would be : 1. Tea (as in cups of); 2. Driving on the left; 3. The English countryside.
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@manya_pearl (1905)
• Singapore
21 Feb 08
Hehe... for me: 1. hot and spicy food with great taste! 2. beautiful sunset in boulevard 3. lost my money! ahahahah
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• Canada
21 Feb 08
1. My pets 2. My coffee 3. Family & friends!
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• Australia
21 Feb 08
The wide open spaces, vegemite sandwiches made with frest white bread, the smell of lemon scented gum leaves on the evening air.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
21 Feb 08
A lovely selection. Thank you for replying.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
22 Feb 08
I will miss the pollution,noice and unruliness if I leave this country.And I would love to miss them .
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Feb 08
I have never come across someone that would miss pollution before. But I can understand why you would say that. Some years ago I was in India and Nepal. I remember standing in the street in Katmandhu at 7 in the morning watching the mopeds and tuck tucks starting their daily business in and out of town. By 5 in the afternoon a heavy smog lay all across the road. In a rather odd way, it was quite romantic.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
22 Feb 08
I was very sarcastic.That's it.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
The three things I would miss if I had to leave my country would be 1. Universal Health Care *cough cough* 2. Driving on the right! LOL and 3. Freedom
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Feb 08
Even though it can be extremely creaky, we are very fortunate to live in places where we have universal health care either free or at cost at the point of delivery. Reading some of the posts on this site often remind me that not everyone has it so good.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
Totally!
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@sunita64 (6474)
• India
25 Feb 08
If I am away from my country then definately first would be my family, second would be language and third would be the food of my country as I am quite fond of it.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
25 Feb 08
It's funny how when you are away it is often a taste that transfoms you home again. Thank you for your reply.
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 08
Depends if it was a country that didn't speak English, I have to admit I am ignorant and I can only speak one language fluently, I do have schoolboy French but that won't get me very far, so I would miss the English language if I was taken to another country which isn't English Speaking. As I live in the UK like you I would also have to say driving on the left too, because I drive a lot I would find it very difficult to start driving on the right, but I guess you get used to it. My family, I am very close to my parents, I know there is always a phonecall but that's not the same is, I have a special bond with my mother, we have both been through a lot together and I know she misses me a lot and like all mums worries about me and I'm 36 LOL!
@p1kef1sh (45642)
24 Feb 08
I am 14 years older than you and my mum always says "the first 50 years are the worst". I have been quite ill recently, and whilst my wife has been a tower of strength, my dear old parents, both in their 80s have also been there for me. So I would definitely miss them too. Thank you for the post.
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@ellie333 (21029)
22 Feb 08
1. Family and friends and pets. 2. Being able to drink water from the tap, whenever I go abroad I have to use bottled water as in many places tap not safe to drink and the area I live in England water quality is good and soft. 3. My own bed. Its difficult to choose a top three really as visited Canaries once and found I missed the fresh green grass, It looked so desolute and barren. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Feb 08
I know what you mean about your bed. I often go away and I absolutely love coming home and sleeping in my own bed. I have flown over the desert several times and I always compare it with England and how green and pleasant our country is.
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@maximax8 (27335)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 08
I really love to travel. When I go to some places I miss a few things that I have in my homeland, that is the UK. If I was exiled from there I would miss the English countryside because I like the green fields and beautiful views. The second thing I would miss would be food labels written in English and the third thing I would miss would be the salad cream I like to eat.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
21 Feb 08
I am with you except for the salad cream. I lived in Germany for a few years and I got a craving for peanut butter. You just couldn't get it there in those days. A friend in the US Army got me a jar once and I can still remember taste it now, even though today I would turn my nose up at its sickly sweet taste.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
21 Feb 08
If I were to be exiled from my country, I would miss the following things. 1. My family 2. My friends 3. My job I do not think I would like to be far away from these things. I could find a new job and new friends. But my old friends can never be replaced in my heart.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
21 Feb 08
Thank you. I am starting to feel a little guilty that I didn't mention my family when I set the discussion. I rather assumed that they would be with me.
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@cydzzj (356)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
My top three things: 1. My son and my parents 2. Spicy food like hot pot Actually, there are only two, I really can not add another one. It's seems nothing in my hometown can be the top three things let me miss so much.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
21 Feb 08
That's alright, Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
25 Feb 08
1. Coffee 2. cigs 3. my kids.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
25 Feb 08
Trust me they do have coffee and ciggies in other places. But is does seem like a likely list for you, don't ask me why, it just does. Keep up the good work.
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
21 Feb 08
1.Abernethy biscuits - I've never seen them anywhere but in Scotland. 2.Hibs - the team I support, I'd hate to never see them play again. 3.The Highlands - stunning views, peaceful and never crowded with tourists.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
21 Feb 08
I've certainly never seen them South of the Border either. I pledged my allegiance to Dunfemline Athletic years ago as it was the only way that I could shut my office colleague from talking abut football. The HIghlands, I could not agree more. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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