You can’t even drink a coffee….

Today I did something that I have often found very hard to achieve – I made an American laugh.

OK, I admit, it wasn’t deliberate. It was no joke and certainly not a sarky one-liner (they never seem to work and often cause misunderstanding) that caused the mirth.

I was talking with this American about Bush’s recent inauguration speech and taking issue with some of his criticisms. I rather think he had me down as someone who was dangerously sympathetic to spreading democracy and free elections and other such right-wing, neo-con notions.

Then I ordered a latte from the bar.

This was apparently hilarious.