Sunday Morning Contest: Things We Love About America
Here's something I just adore: Time means exactly what people say it does. If someone says, "I'll be with you in five minutes," they mean "I'll be with you in five minutes." No guesswork. If the sign on the restaurant says, "Open at 6:00 a.m.," the restaurant opens at 6:00 a.m. No excuses. If someone says, "I'll call you at noon," they call you at noon. There are sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, and 24 hours in a day, every day.
The other day, a Turkish friend described America as a country that "does what the manufacturer says it does on the box." That's one of the best descriptions of America I've heard.