An interesting pair of comparisons make it clear that Changez's feelings about America are conflicted, at best. When he describes the job recruitment process at Princeton, very early on in the story, he says,
Every fall, Princeton raised her skirt for the corporate recruiters who came onto campus and—as you say in American—showed them some skin . . . . I was a perfect breast, if you will—tan, succulent, seemingly defiant of gravity— and I was confident of getting any job I wanted.
Changez compares the university itself to an incredibly sexually forward woman, one who overtly invites a man to have sex with her, via a simile. Then, via a metaphor, he compares himself to a beautiful breast, a part of the body that has been totally sexualized. These comparisons work together to make the whole process seem somehow vulgar, sordid, and shallow. Being that Princeton is an Ivy-league school, representative of the best educational institutions in the country, it can be seen as a version of the country's ideals on a smaller scale: the fact that it ought to represent the peak and is here described in such a cringe-worthy way makes it clear that Changez's feelings about America are not altogether positive. He even calls so much of what is American "pragmatic and effective." While these are words with positive connotations, they fall short of other adjectives one might prefer: just, fair, moral, compassionate, and the like.