Just a thought......... - page 2

A good friend of mine who is on a working holiday is australia at the moment, emailed me this. I thought it was quite wonderful, so I thought I'd share it with all who wanted to read it: If we... Read More

  1. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    That's fine. You have a right to your opinion as I, and I'd rather you tell me than just getting pissed off with me and not saying anything! I do mean it in good humour. Yes, people are stereotyped, for example, the English are seen as a nation of football hooligans, which isn't true. It is only reinforced by a small minority. I don't think all Americans are all gullable and dumb, and now you are insulting me and my country by saying that "it is you don't know any better", isn't that you now being un-PC? Isn't that you being all high and mighty and self-righteous? ie Saying that you "met people like me all the time". You don't even know me, yet you somehow presume to know me by reading one sentence I have written. Well I found what you said pompus, arrogant and self-righeous, but I don't presume to know you. I also found your statement saying "I am so glad to be back with my rich counterparts" rather sad, pathetic and superficial.
    Anyway, nice and refreshing to have my opionion challenged, even though it was a joke and you didn't find it funny.
  2. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    Too add what I have said already, you say that America's associate a British accent with sincerity and honesty. Isn't that you being naive and gullable? Sorry to turn your own words against you.
  3. by   orrnlori
    Everyone back to their corners and cool off.
  4. by   Repat
    Actually, I never said I met people like you all the time - I said I met your opinion (difference, yes?). And, I was trying to make a point by saying that it is you all that don't know any better. But, you see, whenever I do try to challenge a Brit's view of the world, this is the reaction. Pompous? I think not. Just trying to point out that insults aren't funny. I'm off, now ( just making a joke about being with the rich counterparts, but jokes like that aren't funny, are they, especially when it involves your misperceptions).
  5. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    OK, lets just agree to differ as we could argue all day. We're probably both guilty of being self-righteous. No hard feelings!
  6. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    Quote from orrnlori
    Everyone back to their corners and cool off.
    No worries, I 'm fine!