Yes, it’s true. All of you are more American than I am. I might carry a blue passport, know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner but alas, when it comes to who is truly more American, you are clearly the winner.
Just about every day of my life I meet people who know more brands, are more conversant in what shows on television are popular, know who more actors are, who can quote scenes of dialog from famous films and have played far more video games than I ever have.
Your clothes are cooler and of better brands, you eat more hamburgers than I do and you know far more slang in English than I do, particularly when it comes to emoticons and online speech. You are vastly more competent with computers than I am and can do things with them I’ve only vaguely heard of.
I must admit under full disclosure that I am neither a member of the government nor any kind of diplomatic mission, nor am I in any way here to represent, promote or in any way represent American culture, customs or traditions.
Therefore it is with a great sigh of relief that I announce to each and every one of you, including future people I will meet in my daily life here in Romania, that yes, you are right, you are far more American than I am. I give up and you win.
I am however far more Romanian than you! :P