This is expansion of a reference in yesterday's post, about American civility. —DM
We've all heard someone described as a "complete asshole," right? That's always seemed to me like hyperbole, in a couple ways.
First, how could someone be completely an asshole? Even Hitler was nice to his dogs.
And how could anyone measure up to perfect asshole-ism. A complete asshole would be mean to his dogs, too.
And then I saw him: The complete American asshole.
He walked into the dry cleaner with a cowboy hat on his head—and on his feet, those fucking running shoes with the toes.
He was: A complete, comprehensive, top to bottom, head to toe American asshole.
I stood in admiration, and God help me, I almost saluted.