Americans being AmericansThree Stories
Jeff, the filmmaker blogging as "Sofia Sideshow" from Bulgaria writes of how Americans are perceived by some Eastern Europeans:
"You are a humane people, you know that?"Read all three stories.
I do something 'humane,' and burst out laughing.
"What???" I emphasized the extra question marks.
"What I said. You are a humane people. Nobody would do this here."
"No, Jeff, nobody. You don't have to help me, but you do anyway. You offer to help."
I shrug. She continues.
"You can see it all the time in your country." She started getting self-conscious. "You are humane people, that's all."
"It's...nothing," is all I can say.
She didn't seem to think so."
*Shrug* It's just the way we are....