"When you first met me, what was the biggest thing that you noticed culture-wise?"
It was 8am on a Sunday and my husband was putting me on the spot.
I turned the heat up on the eggs that I was cooking and drew a deep breath, hoping that his mind would wonder and forget about the question at hand.
"You can answer. I promise I won't get mad."
I laughed. It seemed that he was expecting the worst.
"Well," I began, "This is not just directed towards you, but I was surprised at how little Americans know about things outside of their own country."
I then went on a tirade about the school systems here in the US and the state of the media. Eventually I looked up and saw the blank stare in my husband's eyes.
"I was expecting it to be something simple," he said. "I was going to say that I noticed you saying 'bacon and eggs' instead of 'breakfast'. I thought that was something unique to you until we went to Smitty's and it was written on the menu."
Suddenly the eggs in my pan were on my face.