1. I got addicted to high fructose corn syrup.
The first time I had a drink from a convenience store soda fountain, I experienced a rush akin to how I imagine meth feels. Later that day, I wanted another. I ended up having at least one every day of my trip — and really feeling like I needed it. It was a sad sight to see so many Americans clutching super-size sodas as they walked around. The real sugar we use in the UK is bad too, but doesn’t have the same narcotic effect. American friends: high fructose corn syrup is killing you. Give it up!