Hilarious post following my ‘Where are you from’ piece. My favorite part is the following: “Okay, I don’t have trouble answering the question either. It’s the people asking the question who have a problem with my answer.”
Most people don’t have trouble answering the question ‘where are you from?’. Okay, I don’t have trouble answering the question either. It’s the people asking the question who have a problem with my answer. And thus I’m just as familiar with the question ‘where are you really from?’.
Recently on a flight I had one gentleman ask me if I was British. When I said I wasn’t, he asked if I was American. I would have excused him for not being able to distinguish between American and British accents had he not been American. He spent the next few minutes telling me it was a rarity to be competent at English while being from neither of those nations. He’s in for a big surprise if he ever goes to Australia or Canada.
I’m often puzzled at how a person who has known me for about 3 minutes thinks they have…
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