I’m very sociable in Spanish, so I strike up conversations with everybody. And the time always comes when people ask me, in tragic voices with a hint of gloating, “so how are things in the USA?”
I handle this by giving extensive reports on the weather conditions in my region.
“But Trump, but guns, but crime, but aren’t you scared to live in such a dangerous place?” people rattle off.
“Nah, that’s all hype,” I say, “but we did already have a couple of tornado warnings this summer.”