“Free Country” Means You Can Leave, Baba

Older Russian woman to younger Russian woman: He was here for seven decades and never knew a word of English but his wife was a liaison, and they lived on a property in Texas and he wrote his books in Russian, and then when the Berlin wall came down he decided to go back to the Soviet Union, and before he came back he gave a press conference and there was an interpreter and when I heard what he had to say I wanted to cut his ears off. Instead of saying thank you to the United States for the hospitality, for the safety, for being able to write his books in the safety and respect, he proceeded to criticize the United States. How dare you say something like that? What's the matter with you? It is a terrible thing. So excuzez moi!

–Fete Cafe, 3rd Ave