Nov 29, 2006
Where You From?
I traveled a lot the last few years and for the first time it's been a bit of a problem. The reason is simple. George W Bush. Americans have such a bad reputation overseas now. Every time I speak someone wants to know if I am an american. I always get that same disapproving gaze. This has never happened before in my entire life. We only have to suffer for two more years, then he and Cheney are gone. Anyway I figured out a good move to get around the bad situation. Now when someone from overseas asks me if I am american, I say "No. I'm from new york." They always seem pleased. It's as if I'm from a country separate from middle america. So next time you're in Belgium or Spain and someone asks in that, George Bush hating kind of way, "are you american?" Just say No. I'm from new york and you'll probably make a new friend.