Friday, March 25, 2011

whine for the day

Would all of you Americans who feel the need to do the double cheek air kiss greeting please tell me why you do???!  And then, would you please get over yourself?!!  You are not European. You are an American, living in America with American friends.  It comes off as a blatant and pathetic attempt to convince yourself that you are living some sort of sophisticated, cultured European life, yet, you are sadly and clearly not living in your reality.  You look ridiculous and as insincere as your fake hair color.

OK, OK, I admit it.  I've been watching waaaaayyyyy too much The Housewives of Beverly Hills and New York City.  Yes, that's just as sad and pathetic, if not, more so. 


Amanda said... Americans all have fake hair color?

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the days of the television show, Dallas. Everyone thought Americans lived with Oil Barrons Balls and horses and swimming pools in our back yards. This American has never given, nor received, nor seen, a double cheek air kiss. Single cheek, yes, but only when wearing lipstick. Mostly our greetings are hugs or some kind of hug-kiss combo.

I do agree, the double kiss thing in Americans looks pretentious.

Anonymous said...

I live in a - thankfully only one cheek - air kissing country, and I'm still uncomfortable with it. It's ok with women, but I just hate how you have to get close to unshaved, smelly, in every way strange guys. Hopefully they are aware how blessed they are to get close to beautiful, clean, young women every day.