"When someone asks me, I think to myself, ‘I’m about to find out if you’ve lived in the same town your whole life.’"
Dear humans of the world,
Please kindly adhere to this handy protocol when interacting with me from now on. Capisce? Cheers, y’all.
"Don’t ask a military child of any age, “Where are you from?” It’s better to ask, “Where do you live?” If they want to tell you something more about themselves, they’ll volunteer it. If you do ask, “Where are you from?” accept the answer. If the answer is “everywhere” or “I’m a military brat,” that really is the answer. It really isn’t where they were born or where they lived five years ago or where their parents were born (for a lot of military kids, this also has more than one answer). Dismissing what they’ve said and pressing them for “a real answer” is insulting."