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posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 02:26 PM
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I am Canadian and working in a Microsoft call center and recieve calls from Americans all day...
The best I have heard yet was,


Oh your from Canada, but you speak english?
&
How glad are you that we let you have jobs?


The arrogance :shk:


So I say, you know your american when you think so low of Canadians.



[edit on 7-1-2006 by chissler]




posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by chissler
I am Canadian and working in a Microsoft call center and recieve calls from Americans all day...
The best I have heard yet was,


Oh your from Canada, but you speak english?
&
How glad are you that we let you have jobs?


The arrogance :shk:


So I say, you know your american when you think so low of Canadians.


[edit on 7-1-2006 by chissler]




Don't blame America for Canada being so low


You know you're american when 3 in every 4 teenagers likes hip hop and rap... ick...

[edit on 1/7/06 by cpr12r]



posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 11:59 PM
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You know your american when your 13 and you can make a better bomb than any 2 terrorists combined



posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 12:57 AM
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I am not American, so perhaps I'm ineligible to post but here goes:

You know you're American when you don't have to abide by the rules, rather the rules abide by you.



posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 06:07 AM
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You know your american when you judge somone by how big there gun is




posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 11:38 AM
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You know your american when you think that there isn't any other kind of human



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 01:50 PM
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You know you're American when you feel the need to scream at someone in order for them to understand your language.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 03:06 PM
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you know your american when you want to get out and others want to get in



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 03:31 PM
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1. When other nationalities instantly recognize your national anthem. For your part, you only recognize the first three notes (and two words) of "O, Canada." The only other anthem you recognized is for the Soviet Union, a nation that hasn't existed for the past 15 years.

2. You've never been outside of your own nation, you speak no language other than English, and yet you're convinced your homeland is either the very best, or very worst nation on earth.

3. You are belligerant about your right to bear arms, although you've never successfully killed a land animal for food.

4. if you did kill an animal for food, you'd have to pay someone else to process the meat for you, 'cause that's just gross!

5. You eat tacos, chow mein, or round pizza.

6. You think there has been continuous, non-stop warfare in the Middle East since Bible Times.

7. You associate red with conservatives.

8. You think Labor Day is an Autumn holiday.

9. You conceive of Thanksgiving as a "non-relgious" holiday.

10. You assume the water is safe to drink, without asking anyone first. If it tastes bad, it merely means that you'll have an unpleasant taste in your mouth for a moment, and not that you're about to begin projectile vomiting for 3 days.

11. There are parts of your own town you don't go to after dark, for safety.

12. If you DO get caught in the wrong part of town, you feel safer in your vehicle.

13. In your country, the trains are never on time, but being 5 minutes late for a business appointment is considered a faux pas.

14. You'd be outraged if an official demanded a bribe. If one actually did, you would instantly report them to the media, and expect to win a hefty lawsuit. You would win.

15. You spend a month's pay on Christmas gifts.



[edit on 31-1-2006 by dr_strangecraft]



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 04:04 PM
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You know you're American when:

1. You have the same people who bad-mouth your way of life sneaking over the border in to take advantage of it.

2. You're held to a higher standard than anyone else.

3. Your grandfather and uncle are buried in Flanders and Normandy, respectively.

4. You wage nuclear war on the nation that attacks you and then build them up to the second-largest economy in the world.

5. You still remember (although no European seems to) who General George Marshall is and what he did.

6. You know why German is not the official language of the Netherlands, France and England.

7. You get called in to put out fires in Germany's back yard.

8. You offered a new life to millions after the Potato Famine of 1848 when the English did nothing.

9. You give more to charity than anyone else and are still excoriated for not giving enough.

10. You actually know -- FOR REAL -- that ruling the world really IS a nasty job, but someone has to do it -- and that someone is you.

[edit on 31-1-2006 by Off_The_Street]



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 05:15 AM
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1. Everyone comes to you for help in their time of need, but noone helps you when You are in need.

2. The UN thinks you country is it's private military.

3. You help rebuild every country you go to war with.

4. Your Military is called upon to provide desaster releif and humaitarian aid.

5. Children that don't even speak your language come up to you in another country, because your wearing a military uniform.

6. People from other countries Risk their Lives for a chance to live what you see as an Ordinary Life with problems.

7. When You "Cheep" RV is a more comforable home then the Normal homes of people in other countries.

8. You complane about money problems because you can't afford to go on an overseas vacation

9. You can afford to throw away food that people in Africa would Kill for.

10. You gripe about you government, but you get to choose who runs it!

11. Someone from your country was the FIRST man on the moon.

12. Stop in front of a school to look up at you nation's flag.

13. You are overwhemed with emotion ever time you hear YOUR National Anthem.

14. You knew 10 or more patriotic songs by time you turned 7 years old.

15. YOUR National flag is flying on the moon.

Tim



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 07:17 AM
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You happen to be born in a country, by happy accident, and assume that you are a premium citizen of the world, and all other nationalities are beneath you.



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 09:33 AM
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by happy accident


Yes, we are happy about it. Born american!

You know you are american when are stopped by the police and asked "do you have any drugs and/or guns in your car?"

You know you are american when you are sitting in rush hour traffic sucking in a million carcinogens just to get to work.

You know you are american on April 15th...because the IRS says so!

You know your american when you get your first check and meet that big burly woman named FICA.



[edit on 1-2-2006 by Saphronia]



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by Saphronia

You know you are american when are stopped by the police and asked "do you have any drugs and/or guns in your car?"

[edit on 1-2-2006 by Saphronia]


And they (usually) ask, instead of shoving a pistol in your face, yanking you from the car, and satisfying their curiosity in a more direct fashion.

And back in their car, the whole thing is being video-taped, just in case you want to sue them.

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posted on May, 27 2008 @ 07:36 PM
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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:48 PM
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You konw your american when your high school has its own riot control department



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 10:39 PM
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you know your american when you mix up foreign languages and don't even realize it



posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 02:15 AM
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Oh you can't blame Bush for bringing his own chef. Haven't you ever tried to eat English food????



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 02:03 PM
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You know you are American when:

1. No matter where you go, people know where your from and recognize you.

2. Everybody outside your country has an opinion about how you should live your life and what your country should do.

3. When fanatical Muslims all over the world celebrate at the death of your country men.

4. When your government is so focused on threats from outside that it fails to recognize immediate and pressing problems at home.

5. There is an army recruiter at your kid's high school graduation ceremony.

6. When people in other parts of the world are surprised that you dont show as much interest in them as they show in your affairs.

7 When foreigners judge you to be either an ignorant red neck or a self hating idealistic liberal.

8. When you never hear to words "Thank you" from any of the people you go out of your way to help around the world.



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