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Jebadiah Moulton July 29 2000 MW 800-1000 Essay 1 Narration with Description Running From Beer Bottles and Rocks Americans have several different views on other countries The people who seem to criticize these other cultures are mostly people who havent been to these countries and have the typical Im better than you attitude Just because our country is one of the top military and political powers in the world does not give us the clearance nor justify us thinking we should have special favors or unearned respect from the people in their own lands when we are the intruder When those disrespectful Americans go to these societies they give our whole country a bad name Just like Newtons 2nd law every action has an equal and opposite reaction the product of our insolence is our rudeness thrown right back in our face The only reason the locals in far off places that have been so unlucky to have encountered some of our nations immature residence continue to tolerate our presence is mostly due to our money and all the useless wooden bowls chincy necklaces and other over priced ethnic crafts that we oddly enough find interesting and will pay top dollar for This attitude can be extremely dangerous shown to the wrong people It was Christmas day 1999 in Sigonella Sicily all the officers and members of the maintenance crew had the day off to celebrate and have a feeling of togetherness since we could not be with our families that year We drank wine most of the day and told sea stories of places weve been and what weve done Most of these stories would not be something you would tell to your grandchildren or in some cases even to other sailors After the sun went down the crowd started to slowly leave their chicken bones empty beer cans and wine glasses and full ashtrays for the comfort of their quarters Some of us
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