A group of Norwegians were at Durty Nelly's in Bunratty, Ireland. Everytime they would drink, they all
sang the bassline from Seven Nation Army - White Stripes.
I was standing at the bar with Becky.
One of the guys walked up to the bar and started talking us. We exchanged greetings. Everything was cool.
Norwegian - Hi.
Becky and Asif - Hi.
Norwegian - Where are you guys from?
Asif - Detroit. What about you?
Norwegian - Norway.
Asif - Ah. Cool.
Norwegian - I know 3 things about Detroit.
Asif - Oh yeah?
Norwegian - 1] Cars, 2] Emineminem, or whatever his name is. 3] It's a dangerous city.
Asif - That song you did cheers to...
Norwegian - That's Seven Nation Army from the White Stripes.
Asif - I know. They are from Detroit. So that's a 4] for you.
Norwegian - Ok.
Becky - Aren't the Fjords in Norway?.
Norwegian - Yes, we have Fjords.
Asif - Hey.
Asif - I know only one thing about Norway...
Asif - A-ha.
I looked at Becky and him said, "You know A-ha. Taaaaaake on meeee?"
He walked away. He didn't seem too enthused.
I thought it was hilarious.
People who've never been to Detroit always like to beat it down. Granted, Detroit has it's issues. Many issues. But it was fun to reverse the stereotypes.