americans be like “wow i went to the oldest church in the state it was built in 1799!!” meanwhile i’m walking into a random restaurant in Paris and it’s been continuously serving since 1436
My (German born-and-raised) dad lived and worked in the US for a while. He told me how his boss was showing him around Philadelphia at one point. They stopped in front of a building and the boss was like, "This building is *really* old. Like, more than a hundred years."
And my dad said, "So, half the age of the house I grew up in?"