Overheard in a bar

One of those noisy gringo conversations that can’t help but induce wincing:

Old American Man: “Ireland is part of the United Kingdom”

Old Mexican Man: “No, the island of Ireland is different from the country. Part is independent, part isn’t.”

Old American Man: “So what is it? Just part of Europe? It can’t be, it’s an island!”

Old Mexican Man: “Like I said, part of the island is part of the United Kingdom, part is independent”

Old American Man (now agitated, shouting): “You still haven’t explained why it shouldn’t be part of the United Kingdom!”

Oh gawd.

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