(03-01-2013, 10:34 PM)Octo Wrote: Don't think it's uniquely American.
A story that springs to mind is my dad's uncle on his way home one night (with horses and carriage)
Weather was bad and he stopped by friends on his way home (some 10 km) who offered him to stay the night. He insisted to get home (saying not even the devil could stop him from going home) and proceeded to do so, but in the middle of the road the horses stopped and refused to go any further.
He had to go back.
Its true,thats why i said most of us are obliviously living upon ancient burial mounds and old grave yards (*-*)