That being said, occasionally I come across things that make me happy, if not proud, to be American.
At least in America, one can recover from surgery peacefully in the hospital without worrying about whether ants are going to eat your eyeball.
In India, nurses told a diabetic woman recovering from surgery that the pain she was feeling was natural as she recovered from infection. Her family removed the bandages the next day and discovered that ants had been “nibbling” on the lady’s eye.
The hospital’s statement?
It’s not uncommon for ants to attack diabetic patients.So tonight, as you reflect on the day, or while you’re watching the news, fuming over the idiocy of the GW Bush administration, repeat this phrase to yourself at least once:
Oh well, it’s better than having ants eat your eyeball.As for me, I think this may be my new mantra.