I was in San Diego on business not long ago. I stopped in to a bar near some beach for a cold one, took it out on to the outdoor deck to enjoy the view. I was surprised to encounter three Muslim women in full burka.
I thought I should make an effort to talk to them and try to understand their culture and welcome them to mine.
I tried talking to them for thirty minutes but they never made a single response, not even a sound.
That was when the bartender came out with a fresh refill and told me I was talking to 3 patio umbrellas.