Thursday, February 17, 2005

Can you believe I'm the smart one in my family?

Last week I was explaining to an acquaintance that a friend of ours is currently working at a medical clinic in Guatemala.

"Nicaragua," Pukka corrected.

"Whatever," I responded flippantly. "How am I supposed to keep all of those four syllable South American ending in 'uh' countries straight?"

From the look on Marsha's face, I knew I was in trouble. "Central America," she corrected.

And before I had the good sense to quit while I was ahead, I pulled out the final nail for my coffin: "Yeah, but they're both south of here!"

So yeah, not only am I ignorant, but I'm way more American than I normally like to admit. Good to know.