That’s where we are at now. I didn’t consider it but after work life when we were both home there was an adjustment period.
Some were quick and simple changes to be made but others were long exchanges across the table; each with a little flag showing that we each were a sovereign entity seeking detente.
Sounds like a version of The Ugly American which I read in my youth. In later years I wondered why every American who had to interact with foreigners, especially if in the military, was not required to read it (or at least recommended) as a sort of educational tool even though it is a fictional account.
The book is a 1958 political novel authored by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer. It endeavors to depict how the U.S. diplomatic corps in Southeast Asia failed in many ways after WW II.
William Lederer was an American author and captain in the U.S. Navy who served as special assistant to the commander in chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific and Asian theater.
Eugene Burdick was an American political scientist, novelist, and non-fiction writer, and served in the Navy during World War II. The two met in the build-up to the Vietnam War.
The authors were disillusioned with the style and substance of U.S. diplomatic efforts in Southeast Asia. They sought to demonstrate through their writings their belief that American officials and civilians could make a substantial difference in Southeast Asian politics if they were willing to learn local languages, follow local customs and employ regional military tactics.
Do you have a relative in the Pet Detective business?
Well, at least I have not been accused of sitting around on the job.
Combine it with The Twinkie Defense and include using a defective product provided by a cartel of fraudsters unbeknownst to this God fearing true American Patriot, your Honor.
When one first learns it then one must practice it with just the right hint of an arrogant French accent and air of superiority without overusing it…mustn’t one?
Shouldn’t leave it hanging. How does C19 induce a breakup?
As much as I am a Fauci Fan and have done modified compliance with CDC guidance this past year, the whiplash of recent standards and directives is getting frustrating. Mask, mask here, no mask there, mask on, mask off…the political aspects and pressure to make the changes start to cause a credibility problem.
I understand that it has been a mass human experiment try this/try that effort the past year but the rapidity of the changes leads many to either go full tilt as they try to keep up or just say WTF the hell with it if looking for an excuse. Pick a lane and try to stay in it for at least a reasonable amount of time.
The one thing that is obvious is that masks and hand washing work without question. This is the first year in many many years that I went through the entire winter without even the hint of a cold starting.
Whenever I think of Manchin the image that comes to mind is him standing to applaud the Fat Orange Clown during its first speech to Congress in 2017. He has to play the game for the mountain folk but have a little dignity at least.