|A woman walks past the former U.S. embassy in Tehran.|
The Tehran I remember is not the one represented in Argo with its mob mentality and screaming militants with murderous intent. Oh sure it was frightening to me because it was a strange country and strange culture on the other side of the world and I was 19 and newly married. Throw in the fact that I suffer from OCD and what you get is someone who is basically scared of everything. But never was I afraid that a riot would break out and rarely did I think that my safety was in jeopardy. I had some incidents, mainly as a woman in a culture that is not always kind to women, but generally speaking people that I met in Tehran were not only friendly to Americans they wanted to meet and get to know Americans.