Americans not that bad

7 01 2010

The New York Times has an article titled “a Letter from London” in which an Englishman says americans are not that bad. And I have to agree with him. He noticed that people in the U.S. itself as well as U.S people traveling abroad had similar characteristics, being friendly and hospitable while they are typically described as loud and crass. I totally agree with him on that, I always have to get used to the rudeness and bad manners people in the Netherlands( and the rest of Europe) have compared to Americans after spending time across the Atlantic. People( me included after a while here) don’t wait for their turn when exiting, men don’t let woman go first, people in traffic are super selfish and the U.S rule on a crossroads where the first one there goes first would never work in Europe. I think people in the Netherlands themselves are finally realizing this a bit and hopefully learn a bit from the U.S behavior.  Now if only some (mostly mid-western) folks that me and my american boyfriend meet across the globe would know a bit more about European geography and keep the God-loving talk to a minimum, they would be perfect!!

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7 01 2010
thelocalguide

hehe, I liked the reference to the crossroads… here it would never work 😛

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