Sunday, August 15, 2004

Watching the Olympics reminded me of how Americans always look so... American. There was a story on American athletes and tourists being coached on how to be less conspicuous in Athens, by not waving the American flags too much and such, so as to avoid becoming targets. But Americans' arrogance and swagger are so inborn and undeniable, no matter what they do. When the American delegation marched in the opening ceremony, some people were casually chewing gum and looking as if they were strolling down a street and not representing their country to all the world.

All this has to do with the butt too, I'm afraid.

When I was a little girl, watching the women's volleyball finals between China and America on TV, the most pronounced difference I could see was how the American players all had full and round butts, whereas the Chinese women didn't. This is also why American underpants don't fit me well, they have too much fabric, covering non-existent flesh, creating an unflattering ride-up in the back.

So here is what I need to do, get an attitude and an American ass.