Only in America

May 22, 2007 · Print This Article

Only in America – can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in America – are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

Only in America – do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America – do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in America – do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America – do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America – do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.

Only in America – do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in America – do we use the word ‘politics’ to describe the process so well: ‘Poli’ in Latin meaning ‘many’ and ‘tics’ meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures.’

Only in America – do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Only in America – the budgets for advertising non-essential items, like soft drinks, exceed the budgets of many third-world nations.

Only in America – do people buy domestic brand tires, because they want to “buy American,” and install them on their imported cars.

Only in America – are the least useful professions (professional athletes, movie actors & entertainers) paid so disproportionally much compared to people with normal jobs.


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