I think I have developed a fear (sense of shame?) about asking for help here. Took a while to realize it had happened but I definitely have very different expectations and act differently because of it.
yep, i def. had/have that fear!
What i found more scary was that it took me a few days to adjust back to nz standards when I was home. It wasn't instantaneous :/ Like a couple of days after getting back to nz, i was walking along and found a hat lying in the middle of the road. I just left it. Then I walked around the corner and found the wheelchair bound lady that it had blown off. I felt horrified at myself! (by then someone else had retrieved it for her there though!)
I‘ve picked up a shame of being disorganized in Switzerland which bothers me.. I like a bit of disorganisedness!
Last time I went back to aus I surprised myself with my new Swiss punctuality.. I was going to be 5 mins late to meet friends for a hike because the ride there was taking a bit longer, so called to to let them know and guiltily apologize.. they just said perfect, cos they’d be at least 20 late! I had to remember oh yeah, we’re chilled here ;)