I came from a different culture and had a time and time and a-half just trying to understand the American way of life. I took things hard when they meant it as a joke, in my old culture it was insulting, but guess what, I really got to understand the American way of life and I love it. If you want to maintain your old country ways then feel free and head to the nearest airport or the nearest border, north or south, they are still open. Is this a great Country or what. just saying eh!