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Only In America

Author: Author Unknown, Issue: June 2000, Topic: Humour

  • 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 can a homeless combat veteran live in a cardboard box and a draft dodger live in the White House!

Well, some of these can be witnessed here in Japan too!

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