"Wait, didn't we just have a Monday off last month?"
"Yeah, but that was Labor Day."
"Oh, OK. I'll see you Tuesday!"
"So last week we covered Lief Erickson Day, right?"
"And this week, it's 'Columbus wasn't that great, and he didn't even make it to continental North America' "
"And you're totally clear that people were living in the so-called 'Americas' thousands of years before Columbus or Erickson"
"Are you ready for a real twist: what if the Chinese Admiral Zheng He beat Columbus' fleet by 70 years?"
"But Lief ..."
"OK, whatever, LAYF and his guys were here 500 years before that Chris guy, right?"
"That's the theory."
"So what makes Zengy so great"
"He came all the way from China!"
Everyone is different, but different is OK! In fact, different is great! Think how boring it would be if everyone thought the same thoughts as you, or had only seen the same places as you have? What would you talk about? But not everyone is as comfortable making new friends as you are, so be polite and patient when talking to your neighbors. If they don't seem interested in talking to you, say thanks and wish them a good day. There are other people who you can talk to in your neighborhood!"
COLUMBUS: I want to take a few of you guys back on the boat with me to prove I discovered you.
NATIVE: What you mean, you discover us? We discover you.
COLUMBUS: You discovered us?
NATIVE: Certainly. We discover you on beach here. Is all how you look at it.
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