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Being an ugly American is not only when we visit other countries Norm....

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I probably would look her straight in the eye and tell her in no uncertain terms (1) that this is not the country from which she comes, (2) that she needs to respect our social customs whether she likes them or not for as long as she is here, and (3) that she is free to leave our country if she does not wish to respect our social customs.

There is a way to communicate that without the old you are free to leave our country talk. Perhaps our problems in the world could begin to get better if we would stop being ugly at home or abroad.

Charlie
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