I really do love this country, but...(joke)

United States
January 6, 2007 4:14pm CST
I really do love this country, but... 1. Only in America... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. 2. Only in America... are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink. 3. Only in America... do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 4. Only in America... do people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a diet coke. 5. Only in America... do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. 6. Only in America... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. 7. Only in America... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place. 8. Only in America... do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. 9. Only in America... do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'. 10. Only in America... do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille.
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19 responses
• United States
6 Jan 07
Great! So true and SO funny
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
6 Jan 07
Lol! Funny! Thank You Jennifer.
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@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
Nice one. Thanks for sharing
@hinrichas (395)
• Spain
7 Jan 07
I'm not from USA but this country is very nice. When I be in Pheonix and Los Angeles I have in there a lot of friends :). Have a nice day everyone :).
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I love these. These are so true. I especially agree with Number three. I have felt so bad that I could hardly walk and having to go to the back of the store was an ordeal. they were so kind as to have a bench waiting for me to set on though. Was't that thoughtful? And as you said only in America
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
7 Jan 07
well this is a very nice thing. really enjoyed reading it and this is really astrange.
@shomomo (850)
• Israel
7 Jan 07
I loved the first one, great jokes.
@lakheysub (847)
• India
7 Jan 07
good one1! keep up the good work!
@Reviver (339)
• Romania
7 Jan 07
Wise cooking advice This weekend, I discovered a cooking tip I haven't seen listed in any cookbooks. While you are preparing the food, and after the guests have arrived, you contrive to fill the house up with smoke, preferably enough to get at least two smoke detectors going. Then you go rushing about the house, opening all the windows, setting up fans, and generally doing everything short of calling the fire department. Let the guests sit for about 1/2 hour at 50 degrees (as a result of opening the windows) and serve the food. By this point, you have established expectations in your guests' minds that you can't fail to exceed!
• United States
7 Jan 07
Very funny, my parents will get a kick out of this one, lol. Although, I must say for 4.) I get my diet coke since I have a cavity and regualr coke bothers it. And for number 8.) I like the fact that there's extra hot dogs, I always take one without the bun and I like the fact that I have 2 extra dogs for me, lol. Thanks for posting, very funny!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Jan 07
aint america great!!! I just love it when we dont make much since
• India
7 Jan 07
The forum members here are from many different countries, so we will naturally have different laws and standards. However, here in the United Kingdom it often appears that the law is stricter on minor issues than on serious matters. We often hear of people being given a prison sentence for motoring offences or non payment of fines, while someone found guilty of a serious violent assault gets the same sentence.
@soumodeep (945)
• India
7 Jan 07
It was really funny, Thanks for sharing this joke.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Very funny and so true. This is a good post. Thank you for sharing!
• United States
7 Jan 07
Haaaaaaaaaaaa! These are great and quite funny! Where do you all come up with these jokes?
@nishanity (1651)
• India
7 Jan 07
LOL... those who are anti-american would love some of this stuff... but ya this is awesome!!
@minxy67 (2709)
7 Jan 07
This discussion has made me chuckle, a lot applys in the UK as well as the US, but I had just never thought about it. I have enjoyed this posting, well done. :)
• India
7 Jan 07
In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical territory. One dictionary defines it as "the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship; a political state or nation or its territory".[1] In common usage, it is used casually in the sense of both nation (a cultural entity; see below) and state (a political entity; see below). Definitions may vary. It is sometimes used to refer to both states and some other political entities.[2], while in some occasions it refers only to State.[3] It is not uncommon for general information or statistical publications to adopt the wider definition for purposes such as illustration and comparison.[4] There are dozens of non-sovereign territories which constitute geographical countries, but are not sovereign states. Several States have overseas dependencies, with territory and citizenry separate from their own. They are sometimes listed together with States on lists of countries
@ahsan15 (334)
• India
7 Jan 07
ya it's true and kinda funny!!