Friday, June 28, 2013


Today is the last post on the group of Americans we had staying - and I only include this because, without photographic proof - no-one seems to believe me when I tell them about it. The thing is this....

Americans can't use wine glasses!!

Told you that you wouldn't believe me!

These representatives of the most powerful nation on earth (after China and Russia, that is) proved to be totally incapable of using a wine glass! The first inkling I had of this was when they ALL complained of getting wet when they tried to drink their wine. Apparently every time they lifted the glass - they got soaked.

It seems that while they can drink a Coca~cola (which they call a "pop" for some strange reason - despite it being labelled clearly on the bottle) from either a bottle or can, and seem to be perfectly capable of drinking from a beer tankard, the small stem of a wine glass was something entirely new to them.

Holding a glass by the stem proved so problematic that only one of the group managed it by the time they left. Here are several members of the group trying their damndest, (and failing) to hold a wine glass properly.....

 This is Julie, who tried Really, really, hard to hold the glass properly; so hard in fact, that you can almost see the steam coming out of her ears! But she failed. Can you see where she is going wrong?

This is Shannon and Madison, who decided to team up to 'learn how to hold a glass together' - but it really proved to be a case of the blind leading the blind.........

Madison can be excused for her ineptitude because she is a minor, but, incredibly, Shannon had been forced to change her clothes three times before she would admit she didn't know how to drink wine out of a wine glass. She's that sort of person.

This is Jeff - who tried for 3 nights in a row, but failed. Can you see what he is doing wrong?

Finally - the one success story - Dana. He eventually managed it - and from that moment on, walked around the hotel showing off his ability to "hold a wine glass" as if it was a unique ability.

Which it was!

When last seen heading for the aircraft steps - he was still proudly waving his glass at everyone! I expect there may be some interest taken in him by the Security officials at JFK International when he lands!

Have a great day!

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