| HI Jerry, my intention was to just let this drop, but I wanted to
| address your last comment. Not because I have an overwhelming
| desire to be right, but to clarify.
Good comment. Communication does seem to go to hell when being right
becomes more important than being accurate....
| I was not and am not offended and did not find it derogatory. I know
| many Americans and I work with many Americans. I have no issue; in
| fact have not noticed any difference between them and any other
| person I have met. Sure, there are people that see a stereotypical
| American around every corner. The same could be said about people
| seeing stereotypical Canadians, eh.
Most people on both sides of the border (any border) aren't very
visible - and, by and large, the visible ones tend to be non-typical
(else why would anyone notice them?)
| I'm proud of my American neighbours. I don't
| always understand the politics, but I don't have to.
Works both ways. On a visit to France a while back I was asked a
couple of times if I was Canadian - and felt complimented (and was
still no less proud to be an American.)
FWIW, I don't always understand our politics either - but then it
would seem that (especially) politicians aren't always rational.
DeSoto, Iowa USA