Over dinner tonight we were talking about drinking ages, laws, effects of alcohol and topics of that sort. Here, there are no drinking age restrictions. Obviously in the States there are. Rebecca in particular thought the absence of certain laws here, well, criminal. After some additional discussion on how laws are designed to protect us (sometimes even from ourselves), and how the U.S. has many laws some good, some bad, but most in the spirit of guidance and safety , she stated flatly:
"America is the best post."
I stared at her (and I hope my mouth wasn't hanging open too visibly). Ian and I looked at each other. Rebecca looked from one to the other of us.
"Uh, America is the best HOME." With just a touch of a question mark at the end.