Mildly diverting things a clueless immigrant learnt this week IV: the quest for peace

by awindram

  1. [tweetmeme source=”awindram” only_single=false]Niche:
    America, please pronounce it so it rhymes with quiche and not with stitch. There’s already  plenty of  words that rhyme with stitch (ditch, witch, hitch, twitch, bitch, Shostakovich), but not so many that rhyme with quiche (pastiche, nouveau riche). Let’s throw limerick writers a freakin’ bone here, America. Won’t somebody start thinking of the limerick writers?
  2. My supermarket trolley has a super-size cup holder:
    The trolleys in California’s Safeway stores come with a super-size cup holder. I find it’s just not grocery shopping if you don’t have an 18oz cup of Mr Pibb to sip on.
  3. Public protests:
    Local Tea Party activists, it is, of course, your right to have a public protest even if I don’t agree with you, but let’s talk strategy for a moment. Spending an afternoon holding up placards near The Tasty Taco while trying to get motorists to honk their horn is hardly the Million Man March, is it? Oh and political groups of all persuasions, stop trying to reduce down every contentious topic to whether I can honk my car horn in support of it or not – all we’re ever going to achieve with that is pissing off everyone who lives near The Tasty Taco.  

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