Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How Italians are different

Let's face it, we love 'em, but too many "med-e-gones," (also known as "americans") are not quite like a good old Italian friend.....

American friends: never take your food.
Italian friends: are the reason you have no food.

American friends: call your mother "Mrs..."
Italian friends: call your mother "mamma."

American friends: have never seen you cry.
Italian friends: cry with you.

American friends: will call first, then knock on your door.
Italian friends: will walk right in, then open your fridge.

American friends: borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
Italian friends: borrow your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

American friends: know a few things about you.
Italian friends: could write a novel with direct quotes by you.

American friends: have mothers who formally invite you over for dinner.
Italian friends: have mothers who threaten you to eat dinner before you wither away to nothing.

American friends: are for a while.
Italian friends: are for life.

American friends: will read this and giggle.
Italian friends: will read it and send it to their mother, father, cousin, aunt, uncle and neighbor.....and then say they wrote it.

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