The security man gives a mean, hawking cough and raises his hand over the glass to wave through the next victim. I mutter my thanks, grab my visa and scurry away. Welcome to the United States, you youthful, naïve ignoramus.
I’m a US news reporter for Independent.co.uk, covering everything from politics and crime to women’s rights. Previously I was the editor of ETF.com (Europe), which covers one of the world’s fastest growing segment of investment products.