posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 03:24 PM
Nothing major about Americans annoys me, but.....
Their obsession with the Royal Family, the misconceptions that Liz is The Queen of England and that we are all her subjugated subjects.
Their criticism of British food - this from the nation whose contribution to world cuisine is Grits.
The insular outlook many Americans have - bear in mind most Americans will never even leave the state they were born in.
American beer. Despite my considerable efforts I simply don't like US beer. Granted my experiences are limited to the more well known brands but I
just can't get away with it. And I assure you, I like drinking beer.....and lots of it.
The insistence on calling the final series of the US domestic baseball season 'The World Series'. How can a competition that comprises of teams from
the USA and a token representation from Canada be in anyway be described as the 'World Series'? The football World Cup that is currently being
played in Brazil is a genuine World competition and the winners can rightly be described as 'World Champions'. Oh, and just for the record, I
actually enjoy watching Baseball and would love to one day watch a game live.
US style. Sorry, US fashion leaves a lot to be desired.
The sacred reverence which many Americans hold The US Constitution in.
Yes, its a great piece of work....but its not unique and its inspiration lies in several European pieces of legislation, something many fail to
acknowledge or understand.
And just because other nations lack an equivalent doesn't mean to say they are not equally 'free' or that they somehow don't hold true to the same
values of freedom and equality.
To be provide a bit of balance', things I DO like about America;
The man is an absolute legend and national treasure.
A great drink.
American self-belief and drive.
The belief that anyone can achieve anything they want to despite their social background etc.
Americans can be incredibly single minded when they decide that they want something.
Neither are by any means unique to the US, but it is far more noticeable in them than in any other nationality I've met.
Naivety and positivity.
We Brits, and probably most Europeans, tend towards the cynical and a blasé 'we've seen it all before' attitude. (I know I'm certainly guilty of
Americans are far less cynical and positive in their beliefs. Sure, at times it comes across as naïve and arrogant but if the truth is to be told I
think its refreshing and can have a positive effect on others.
And as a general rule of thumb they still believe that a better world is achievable.
The size of the portions in your restaurants, diners etc.
Yes, I know it has its critics, and some if not most of it is justified but its head and shoulders above any other similar institution and it has been
responsible lots of innovations that have helped improve our lives.
And the mere thought of space and space travel still fascinates me to this day.
A very funny and wise man.