The USA was shocked the other day when reminded for the umpteenth time by Canada that Germany views them as a perfectly real and rather powerful first world nation.
The USA then felt embarrassed about being shocked because all of that is sort of ‘safely assumed’ ‘goes without saying’ about what Canada is like. The USA was confronted by emotions one has when instead of trying to keep up with the Jones, the Jones can’t quite keep up…I mean, fortunately that’s how it seems from the American perspective about Canada….but Canada doesn’t really see it that way.
Canada smooches Germany?!
Canada felt slightly, but not severely nonplussed when the USA offended them again. Canada took solace in Germany’s 2nd post-WW2 generation of “Not NaZis, but still speaking the German language” kindness and more respectful manner towards them.
Canada snubs the USA
Canada decided to sit next to Germany at the picnic. Educated Germany can speak enough English and also provides universal health coverage. Canada shared with Germany the rumor that the USA had a per capita consumption of more than double the rate of the next nearest nation: the big hog of the globe, they said.
Male & Female USA
Male USA pretended to not notice and didn’t believe the rumor. Male USA felt superior to both Canada and Germany. Female USA felt embarrassed by male USA but still needs his money and help raising the children. She realized that the criticism made by Canada and Germany might have some truth to it.
In truth, blog readers, I was told that Canada noticed me today, so I wanted to say something to you.