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[Powderworks] Ticketmaster story... (mostly NMOC)

Kelly Morris kmorri99@stlawu.edu
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 17:08:05 -0700

This reminds me of some experiences I had while working at Yellowstone this
summer.  I met a lot of employees from all over the world, including a young
woman from Singapore who was understandably upset when an American thought
Singapore was a city in China.  And then there was the guy from Texas who asked
my friend Gwen where she was from.  She said "Illinois" and he said, "Where's
that?"  Very amusing, but sad.  And even better was learning from friends from
Russia and Czech that the general opinion of Americans in Europe and Russia is
that we are very stupid.

Bjorn Blomquist wrote:

> This is funny. Americans have a reputation, at least in my country, as being
> very bad at geography. Ticketbastard just proves that the rumours are true!
> For example, I've heard that many Americans can't even point out USA on a
> blind map, so how would they know the different states then?
> It's bad enough that they hardly know there are countries outside America,
> but not even knowing the geography of their own country - that is really
> bad! Shame on you!
> /Bjorn - in Scandinavia (that's in Oregon, right?) ;-)
> PS. No, Scandinavia is not one country.
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