A Russian arrives in New York City as a new immigrant
to the United States . He stops the first person he sees walking
down the street and says, 'Thank you, Mr. American, for letting me in
this country , giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care, and
free education!'

The passerby says, 'You are mistaken, I am Mexican.'

The man goes on and encounters another passerby.
'Thank you, Mr. American, for having such a beautiful
country here in America !'

The person says, 'I not American, I'm Vietnamese.'

The new arrival walks further, and the next person he
sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, 'Thank you, Mr. American, for
this wonderful America!'

That person puts up his hand and says, 'I am from
Middle East, I am not American!'

He finally sees a nice lady and asks, 'Are you an
American?'
She says, 'No, I am from Africa !'
Puzzled, he asks her, 'Where are all the Americans?'

The African lady checks her watch and says, 'Probably
at work!'