I’m really getting tired of people saying how fucking stupid Americans are.
It’s like, as compared to who?
Like I’m getting really tired of people in other countries acting like they’ve got it all figured out.
Like they’re not making the same mistakes we are, with their dumb politicians and their stupid laws.
Do you really expect me to believe that it’s only sunshine and roses over there while the rest of us are just fucking mouth-breathing morons.
I’m out with friends the other day and we meet up with this other group of friends and one of the guys in there is from Norway.
Somehow the conversation switches to politics, people start to get rowdy and it’s like wait a min…
We’re at a fancy pants bar, we’re having a few drinks, why don’t we try to get to know each other instead of doing this dumb shit, alright?
Everybody just fucking relax.
But this guy, this Norway guy just wouldn’t let up.
He kept dropping all this passive aggressive shit about how stupid Americans are and it was really starting to bug me.
So what do I do?
I’m working on my temper, I’m gotta play nice, so I extend an olive branch.
Figure I’ll ease the mood by moving the discussion to his country.
So we start talking about Norway and I ask the guy if from west to east, if it goes; Norway –> Sweden –> Finland OR Finland –> Sweden –> Norway.
I can never remember.
He explains it to me but then he goes, “Ah the Americans, they’re so stupid with the geography.”
And I was like, “Oh yeah, you fucking douche, where’s Tennessee in relation to Missouri?”
And he’s like, “Ah I don’t know, I’m stupid too, I’m just kidding, I’m just kidding.”
But it’s like dude you know what, don’t fucking act like you have all the answers and you’re not struggling with the same problems we are.
Alright? You fucking asshole.
And this isn’t an attack against Norway alright so don’t pull back.
This is for everyone.
You don’t have to be from America to relate to what I’m saying.
And all I’m saying is don’t try to act like you don’t have psychos in your country, unemployment isn’t an issue and your kids aren’t somehow getting fatter too.
Like your politicians aren’t arguing over dumb shit, you’re not paying ridiculous taxes and discrimination doesn’t exist.
You don’t have it all figured out either ok?
That’s all I’m saying.
I do my fare share of traveling, I’m on my 3rd passport, I get around.
But like it would just never occur to me to visit another country and just start bashing it.
How does that make my experience in that country any more pleasurable?
So why do it?
I mean if you think you’re better than us, then why are you here?
Oh for school?
Yeah, that’s what I thought, go fuck yourself.
God why does it always have to be one country against another?
Why can’t we just all be happy that we’re not in the ocean?
Yeah so I’ve been seriously occupied with work lately and I don’t even know what the fuck I do on my weekends because they fly by just as fast.
As a result, all week I’ve been making really simple meals like this Smoked Salmon Salad.
I find most smoked fish to be really heavy on salt.
Like if you’ve ever tried smoked salmon on it’s own, that shit is salty.
Delicious but like woah..
But when paired with leafy greens and other lighter textures like tomatoes and radishes, it comes together perfectly, although I wish I included some avocado.
Smoked Salmon Salad
What I Used
Several Strips Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon. Large handful Arugula. Small handful Cilantro. Small handful Peashoots. 2-3 Med Tomatoes. 1 med Radish. An Egg. ½ cup Pomegranate Seeds (optional). Olive Oil. Balsamic Vinegar. Salt. Pepper.