Today I went to the post office to send a package off to my sister in Seattle. When I finally got to the front of the line, I set my package down on the desk and the guy just went off. I was completely flustered, because I hadn't expected this at all and I wasn't catching any of the words, he was talking so quickly and excitedly. Post employees are usually pretty much just business, especially when the line is half an hour long like it was. I started to wonder if I had addressed the package inappropriately when he noticed my confusion and backtracked a bit.
"Are you from America? You have chosen Obama as your new President! This is a chance for new beginnings for America, and for the whole world!" He had the biggest shit-eating grin on his face I've ever seen, mumbling a few more times about how great it was.
Germany wants to love America again.