I work in a building that sees a steady stream of politicians. And the great thing about politicos is that they're never backwards about coming forwards. So a single word exchanged in the ladies' led to "Oh, is that an American accent? Where are you from?"
"Been here 15 years so far."
"Ah, the thing I remember about Tennessee are the BBQd ribs with all that lovely sauce."
Instant reaction: bristle. Was just about to explain that that I'm from Middle (or when I'm thinking about it differently East) Tennessee and our BBQ is usually pulled pork. And ribs are really associated more with the West Tennessee BBQ tradition, when I heard the door close on her way out.
Just as well, really - wasn't sure if she was ready to hear about the socio-bbq map of the Southern US and prairie states.