Tagged: Iran daily life
"You have to admit that the Americans never had any problems until the Muslims came along and bombed the World Trade Center," a self-described "tree-hugging Buddhist Republican" Iranian said at a dinner party last night.
The man sitting next to me looked at him with disbelief and said, "Vwhy, babba, we are the Muslims."
At this dinner we heard how fickle Americans are, how good they are, how short-sighted they are, how they want to spread democracy to the world, how there is no free speech in America, how America protects free speech, and how much America has changed since 9/11.
Later we actually talked about American football: you know the pigskin and all that… Turns out that our dinner party crowd were big fans of the Kansas City Chiefs. "My brother loves the team so much that he has started to refer to them in the first person."
"What do you mean?" I ask.
"He says things like '*we're* not doing so well this year. *We* are having a few problems with our defense…"
Never mind that Americans talk this way all of the time. It sounds funny coming from an Iranian.