LONDON – The dim sum was taking a few minutes, so the cashier at the O2 Arena concession stand had time to squint at my credential.
“You are journalist?” she asked, her accident a blend of Eastern European and East London.
I explained that I was from the Philadelphia Inquirer, in the U.S. She looked at me with a perfectly blank expression. This has happened before.
You think Philadelphia is a big city – and it is – but folks in other countries know New York and Los Angeles and that’s about it.