The Ugly American

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    Yvonne Hertzberger said:
    March 19, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    When I insisted, in Italian, that I get the correct change at a kiosk min the Rome Train Station, the server told me I need to learn Italian. I WAS using Italian and refuse to be cheated. lol She threw the correct change at me.

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    Charles Ray responded:
    March 19, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Americans are not the only ugly people when it comes to cultural arrogance. Once in China, I was speaking Chinese to a young man who kept saying he didn’t understand me (wo bu ming bai). When I asked him in Chinese why he didn’t understand, (wei semme ni bu ming bai?P he said ‘because you are a foreigner (yin wei ni si hai guo ren). Then I asked him how it was he could understand that, his eyes went round, he turned and ran away.

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    Yvonne Hertzberger said:
    March 19, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Human nature is the same everywhere – as is human ignorance.


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