At work yesterday, somebody asked my wife if she was an American. She answered that yes, she is an American. Another person argued with her that she was not an American. Then several other coworkers got into it. She told everybody that she was born in Colombia, and has had Colombian citizenship her entire life, and therefore obviously is an American.
She asked them if they had ever heard of South America, Central America, and North America. After this little geography lesson, a few people realized their error.
She came home asking why we don't teach simple geography in this country. She says that geography is taught in her country in elementary school.
She was very angry when she came home. She couldn't believe that there are people who don't even know that Colombia is part of America. She can't believe how ignorant and arrogant some gringos are, thinking that they are the only Americans on the entire American continent.