This has really brought me to consider exactly how strong my background as an American is. I don't sing the national anthem every morning. I don't have an American flag in my house, on my clothes or tattooed on my ass. I don't walk around chanting "USA! USA! USA!" So what is it?
- puppy-dog like enthusiasm
- exaggerated everything (although, to be fair, I'm sure that comes from my Greek side,)
- the tendency to just try do things because I want to see if I can
This more just sounds like me as an individual and therefore raises the idea of perhaps I'm the only American that these people have met.
Regardless, prior to my travels here, I never spent time thinking about my nationality. Instead, my family's background was more of how I identified myself. Greek-American. Irish-American. I certainly never considered myself to be a prototypical American. I have no cowboy boots.
But so it is that this little lady left the States and found out just how 'Merican she is. According to others anyway. As far as I'm concerned, I'm just a normal American. With a passport.
Which of these do you think is most 'Merican? I would say the kitten.