You’re supposed to relate to it.
I can't imagine telling someone in Asia that I'm American and get all annoyed when they say they have a friend from Canada or even the UK. I'd get their meaning and nice sentiment. But whatever I'm not an intolerant jerk.
@Sluggernot, yea but have you ever tried being an intolerant jerk? It can be fun.
@Sluggernot, I think the point might be that nobody would do that
@Sluggernot, but the cultures of those countries are quite similar, while the cultures of African countries can vary wildly. Not only that, but quite a few African countries absolutely despise each other. It's less like if instead of saying they have a friend from the UK or Canada, they said they have a friend from Germany or Russia.
@Marida Cruz, man I'm still just trying to be nice and relate.
You’re supposed to stand there and smile and/or mention any friends or family you have in that country if applicable just like every other person in the world does. It’s a method people use to try and connect with others or even to note how the world isn’t so big after all.
@George Feeny, it's a fail attempt
I’m Canadian and years ago my grandparents were in the US and they met a random couple and when they told them they were Canadian they asked if they knew a certain person (as if everyone in Canada knows each other) except it turned out that they actually did know the person.
I wonder if he's that Nigerian prince I sent my bank info to. I'm still waiting on that 10 million dollars.
Same for when people talk about California. No, I don't know anyone from San Francisco, I live about 10 hours away from San Francisco.
@SimonPetrikov, well I mean, I live near SF but I still know people down in LA.
@SimonPetrikov, Most people I hear of think of LA when it comes to California. This is from someone who lives in Cali and not LA or SF
Final frame needs to become a meme
@Kevin Dazed, but how? It's too specialized
I new my map of Africa would come in useful someday!