She shook her head saying we couldn’t find ice anywhere and we had to go to the LOBBY to get a soda.
I was stunned.
The Ugly American was in front of me. This woman didn’t appreciate anything from another country because she couldn’t get her soft drink fast enough, or cool enough? She went to London and only could complain about the lack of ice!
We are going to another country. It has different customs. Different money. Different electricity. The people will speak in an accent that might not be familiar because, we’re in a different country!
Learn to appreciate those differences. Look for them. Celebrate them. And, write about them! -- Linda