memoir of a Tuscan vacation
There has been
little comment among the scientific community on the easily observable
fact that intelligence is an attribute with which non-English speaking
people are only modestly endowed.
I waved our
passports in front of the rental agent to remind her we were citizens
of the United States of America. Flipping mine open, I pointed to my
name, Willis C. Crumb, hoping it might be familiar. As a published
novelist, I am not unknown in educated circles. From her blank
reaction, I saw I was dealing with a semi-literate.
want to rentare un auto,” I said again. I took care to speak slowly and loudly
in the hope my works would penetrate a lesser brain. I was not in a good mood.
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