I have been back in the USA for about 6 weeks now. (was in Southern Hemisphere for 2 months) – something that gets to me after a while is the general braggart of what everyone/everything in America. Rarely is a person or company understating what they do, what they are or whatever. Universally it is how great they are, how great this/that is. It gets tiresome. Shaq telling me how great he is….company x telling me how great there software is…person y telling me how many countries they have been to and how wise they are now.
I reckon it is better to watch a person’s actions than to listen to what they say. Of course, when I get hammered with verbiage all the time, it is hard to watch the actions.