Monday, September 08, 2008

Just overheard in cubicle-land

"You haven't seen 'Borat'? Oh, you have to see that movie! They poke fun at Americans."

This woman was born, raised, educated, and has had a pretty long career in America.

I'm not saying a movie that pokes fun at us is necessarily bad. It's good to have a sense of humor about ourselves. I like "Team America", for cryin' out loud (except for a couple of over-the-top "uncomfortable humor" scenes involving sexual acts). That's not what made me do a mental double-take.

It was knowing this woman's leanings and judging by her tone of voice, it was almost as if she doesn't consider herself an American.

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