Universal Tendencies

Some things in this world cross all cultural barriers. Today at the hospital:

Eric: Yeah, I tried to talk to that nurse on the phone, but apparently after she hung up, she didn't relay my message because she couldn't understand my accent. I wish she would have told me.

Kenyan colleague: Don't worry. We get used to the American accent after a while.

E: Sure. Same thing with the Kenyan accent.

KC: Kenyans have accents?!

Priceless, especially since Michiganders are among the guiltiest Americans on this front. Points to the American South, who are aware of their accents, and proud of them.