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.