“Did you just arrive? Oh welcome!
Well, in the United States of America, we have a form for you to fill out -it’s our way of orienting you to where you belong!”
“But the name you gave me on that form doesn’t make sense to me, I am brown! Look at my color!”
“Don’t worry, we gave you the name. It makes sense to us, it makes sense to many, and will soon make sense to you-with time. ….
….once you are fully assimilated. Okay my dear….?”
It’s been two decades, and it still doesn’t make any sense! Does it to you? Send your comments below:
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