DC is more than the political hub of America. I find that outsiders forget this and are often surprised when you prove them otherwise.
I stopped for a drink on my way back to DC from Chicago last night at O’ Hare international airport only to be assaulted by a fellow flier who had been drinking for 4 hours before I even sat down. She proceeded to asked me, “So where ya headed,” I knew I’d have to defend myself.
“DC,” I responded, only to have her ask yet another question.
“Oooo, I’ll bet you’re all political and stuff.” I kid you not, this is what she said. Way to use your big kid words, lady.
I went on to explain that I’m a writer/musician who knows little about politics nor do I care to pick a side. She looked confused, as do most folks when you tell them that DC isn’t all about the political game.
That’s what made me so proud to find an article delving into the topic while waiting patiently for for my hour and thirty minute flight to finish. American Way Magazine (the official magazine of American Airlines, found in all on-board seat backs) had a column in their January issue talking about how DC is more than what everyone thinks it is.