Sunday, August 05, 2012

olympics and the diverse human race

From 2008, right before I went to the Beijing Olympics:

Tom: "You're going to the Olympics next week! Are you excited?"

Me: "Kind of, but I've been to Beijing so many times already."

Tom: "This time will be different. The air will be a lot better. And there will be lots of foreigners."

Me: "There are foreigners here in America."

Tom: "The foreigners here are Americanized. The ones in Beijing won't be."

Me: "That's true! So I'll see one guy in a turban, and another guy playing a ukelele?"

Tom: "More like one guy wearing a Tommy Hilfiger shirt manufactured in India, and another guy wearing a Tommy Hilfiger shirt made in Jamaica."

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