Same shit, different place.
Worked a security shift the other night - my first night's work in 4 months.
Here in New Zealand, I observed something perhaps quite expected, but important all the same. And that was that the people I met in that job, were exactly the same as the characters of the people I had met on previous jobs back home in the UK. Their outlook on life, their health-conditions, their topics of conversation etc, all the same. Other side the enormous planet, and all the same.
Evidence of civilisation and it's universal homogenising effect on the human race.