posted on May, 17 2014 @ 05:54 AM
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: Expat888
So let me get this straight...
You own a drunk monkey?
Im so Jealous...
Firstly, I am very very jealous of you. I have a fascination with monkeys probably because I resemble one so closely
I have a chihuahua who likes to drink ale and cider!
Now to your post. I agree that for the most part the outside worlds perception of America is largely based on their government, foreign policy and big
As far as the American people go, I have a love hate relationship. My partner is American and really really proud of it and in a way I am envious of
how damn proud Americans are to be American and in another way I think it does help cloud their view of the rest of the world. Being British, excuse
me, Scottish! our upbringing tells us that being overly nationalistic is a negative trait.
I also love the false optimism and happiness of Americans "Have a nice day" the wide smiles and in my experience the confident social people that
they are. BUT that clashes with the way us Brits are and the old grump in me at times grumbles about it.
If I could be anything other than Scottish/British, I'd probably be American if I could stay anywhere other than Scotland, It'd probably be in the