I bet every Czech finds their nation odd in some way. To me one of the weirdest thing is our store naming and signage habit that seems to have survived the pre-1989 times when everything was state-owned.
You can see dozens and hundreds of stores/shops in the Czech Republic where the main sign will not name the owner but the merchandise the store sells. In the U.S., the name of the retailer TOYS R US yells at parents and kids from above the entrance to … enter. In the Czech Republic the sign would usually say “TOYS” with no specification of the owner.
It is really odd because the signs say the obvious. You can SEE that the store sells toys.
Same thing with sign boards that say “FLOWERS” (not let’s say Angela’s Flower Garden), or “MEAT” (not Tom’s Deli).
Makes me wanna do a little sightseeing with a camera to illustrate the …well..oddity.