So I was reading this article the other day that explains the history the hot dog has played in the United States foreign relations. Apparently, serving hot dogs has been used as a goodwill gesture in welcoming foreign leaders as a way to say, “Hey! Look at us Americans! We’re all right!”
But really it just seems to me to be a not-so-subtle way of telling our guest to “eat it”… “Oh you don’t like that we’re attacking your country? Well why don’t you shove this dog down your throat? And while you’re at it, how about you munch on these salty nuts, Queen Elizabeth?”
Whoever thought up this plans deserves a raise.