I’m wondering how it’ll be if I don’t live in Chicago. Chicago has a huge amount of Assyrians and it’s pretty common for the average Chicagoan to have, at least, heard of the Assyrians. (I’ve had a small handful of people actually figure out that I’m Assyrian when we met.)
If I leave Chicago, I might end up going back to the “You’re Syrian?; No, Assyrian.; Oh, where’s Assyria [on the map]?” schtick.