Midnight Oil

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

Galina Yune lina_yune@msn.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 16:21:21 -0500

...Which reminds me of a good one, when I had typed Ontario, CA 90009 (I 
forgot the exact zip, but it was five-digit zip code, no letters) - the 
secretary sent the mail to Ontario, Canada.  Also, that same person couldn't 
find New Orleans, LA as a suburb of Los Angeles on the map.  I had to 
explain...  She also asked if Arizona was the Western or Eastern division of 
our company.

Lina Yune

>From: Kelly Morris <kmorri99@stlawu.edu>
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Ticketmaster story... (mostly NMOC)
>Date: 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 
>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 
>my friend Gwen where she was from.  She said "Illinois" and he said, 
>that?"  Very amusing, but sad.  And even better was learning from friends 
>Russia and Czech that the general opinion of Americans in Europe and Russia 
>that we are very stupid.
>Bjorn Blomquist wrote:
> >
> >
> > This is funny. Americans have a reputation, at least in my country, as 
> > very bad at geography. Ticketbastard just proves that the rumours are 
> > For example, I've heard that many Americans can't even point out USA on 
> > blind map, so how would they know the different states then?
> > It's bad enough that they hardly know there are countries outside 
> > 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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