Alex Massie talks about his typically friendly experience as a foreigner in the US. Only in Washington did the boundaries seem resilient:
"So you're a journalist? And you write for a Scottish paper?"
"So what do you write about?"
"Well, this is Washington so I tend to write about American politics..."
"You mean people in Scotland are interested in what happens here?"
"Um, some of them are. Sometimes anyway."
"So you write about Nancy Pelosi?"
Some things are a little hard to believe.