I’m An American

As some of you know, my husband (weird!) is very….well traveled. His parents are missionaries and he spent a huge chunk of his life overseas. As a result he has somewhat of a low tolerance level for tourists from the US.

He claims that we are generally loud, obnoxious and not respectful of the cultures of other countries. I should mention that this is an especially big deal because the country he spent a good portion of his time in is a Muslim country.

Anyway, L prides himself on not being your “typical” US citizen. He also has a tendency to “mock” those of us who claim “American” status as we are not the only America in the western hemisphere.

I hope you see where I’m going with this.

For our honeymoon, we went to Aruba. I would recommend this to anyone as it is a beautiful island with some of the most hospitable people you’ll ever know. On one of our evenings out to dinner we hailed a taxi and hopped in. On our way to the restaurant the driver started making small talk with us.

“Where are you from?” she asked

“America” said my now conformed husband

Welcome to the dark side!

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2 Responses to “I’m An American”


  1. 1 girlymama September 19, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Tell hubby that this cab driver probably would have recognized “philadelphia” ;-)

    my favorite funny american-foreigner relation is when people from america meet someone from another country, we feel obligated to tell them some wierd connection we have to their country.
    “you’re from germany? my grandfather is german.”
    “you’re from thailand? i just love thai food.”

    as if they care.

  2. 2 Rudy May 22, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Here is something special for you!

    Just to remember your honeymoon:


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