Not sure what you mean by â€œAmericans will still be Americansâ€. Clearly the author of this comic strip knows of Brunei, as do I and most people that had my World Studies teacher in high school, and weâ€™re all Americans. Please donâ€™t stereotype people just because you experienced someone not knowing where your nation of origin was located. I donâ€™t expect people to know where every single country in the world is located, and neither should you. Especially when said country is not much bigger than Rhode Island and up until the 1980â€™s (not sure on the exact year, I want to say â€™83 or â€˜84) was a British protectorate. Your HISTORY (which is not the same as GEOGRAPHY) teacher should be commended for admitting she didnâ€™t know something and wanted you to point it out to her rather than just sloughing it off.
I can still remember the look my History teacher gave me when I told her I was from Brunei. This was pre-globalization~internet on your lap technology of the year 1994. Demarest Middle School, New Jersey.
Her jaw literally dropped, at this point she pulled out the atlas and said to me, "Show me". With all her pictures from the Arctic sunrise, to her Egyptian Pyramids. I can bet that even if Scott Adams uses Brunei in another Strip, Americans will still be Americans.
And then there are people who are overqualified, who NEED the work in order to LIVE, and they are turned away from being able to do so. Not EVERYONE takes a job because they want to be a pain-in-the-neck. They just want to earn a buck in this pathetic economy.