Only in America - can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in America - are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink. Only in America - do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. Only in America - do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. Only in America - do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. Only in America - do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. Only in America - do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place. Only in America - do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. Only in America - do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures.' Only in America - do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering. Only in America - the budgets for advertising non-essential items, like soft drinks, exceed the budgets of many third-world nations. Only in America - do people buy domestic brand tires, because they want to "buy American," and install them on their imported cars. Only in America - are the least useful professions (professional athletes, movie actors & entertainers) paid so disproportionally much compared to people with normal jobs.