I enjoyed your post. You weren't rude and didn't try to throw in the anti-American slurs like some on this board do. You sound like a sweetheart of a person.
In somebody's post yesterday, they were talking about having become an American citizen and wishing they could take it back and go back to Canada. Then
she proceeded to ridicule the way Americans talk, the way they look, the way they act, etc. etc. And I was thinking, "she's describing a part of it, a small part
of it, but maybe she lives in an area where the majority of the folks are like that"....I don't know...I didn't even respond to her condescending ill-informed words.
The thing about America is...it's a huge country (3rd largest in the world next to China and India); very, very diversified (I read somewhere that every country in
the world is represented here but two, and they were some small obscure little country I can't remember); culturally and ethnically diverse; and every region has
it's own idiocincracies, accent, and personality. There are super wealthy people, extremely poor people, highly educated people (out of the top 20 univesities
in the world, all but three are in America), high-school dropouts, fashionable elitists, sloppy trashy morons, artsy wine-sipping gallery-hopping folks, and beer-drinking
pool-shooting porn-watching people......and everything in between. I love it!