I received this list in an email from a friend who lives and works in New York City. Ironically, she is from Ishikawa prefecture and Japanese. These are just another bunch of American jokes.


1. ......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 cheeseburgers, 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 lettering.

11. Only in America......can a homeless combat veteran live in a cardboard box and a draft dodger live in the White House.

* The reason why I wrote this node is not because I am a moron, I hate forwards too, but that I thought it was ironic that someone in Japan, me, would get a mail from a Japanese living in New York City who can't even conjugate a verb correctly. Do you think that the typical Japanese knows what a DRAFT DODGER is? Do you think that there is even handicap parking in Japan? I think some people were correct when they came up with the idea to use EVERYTHING AS A DICTIONARY.