k rang from the US this morning. She had 'accidentally' driven to the Mall and found herself in upstate NY. So she was ringing to tell us, she had said to someone "is this New York state" and they had looked at her as though she was odd.
More critically, she sighed, "We would fit in so well here!" when I asked why (I had already suggested "Because we are so fat?") she simply said "They are such consumers, and so are we."
What have we done to our children?