11 January 2010

Wherein I´m Reminded That I´m Happy To Not Be In the States

Sitting three cubicles to my right here in the P@nd@ Net internet café in San Rafael is the quintessential "Obnoxoius American". He´s using Skype to talk to someone in the States, and *every* thing about Costa Rica, this café, and, apparently, his life, is WRONG. At high volume.

Oh, geez, it´s even better. He´s an Obnoxious New Yorker! (no offense intended or implied to the fine residents of the Empire State) He´s that specific specimen that thinks that the only point of civilization on the entire planet is what is contained in the Five Boroughs. Why do people like that ever leave The City, if all they´re gonna do is bitch about how things elsewhere aren´t like The City? I bet he´s a Sarah Palin fan, too. Maybe he´ll be the one who watches her Fox News show....


Saoirse in Spokane said...

You are probably right about him. Reminds me of the Jimmy Buffett song about the Americans visiting the banana republic. Probably running from the IRS.

Please don't tell me Faux news is really going to give her show. Of course then they were talking about giving Michael Vick a show too, so there you are.

Word verification today was ardhorle - sounds like your guy. LOL

The Cunning Runt said...

Aren't we an embarrassment? Sometimes I'm ashamed to be an American.

"They" don't hate us 'cause we're free, "they" hate us because we're such vociferous dorks.

I wish "they" knew the people I know, who are SO different from the stereotype. I consider you and Jen to be such, and am glad you're out there representing us.