posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 08:06 AM
HA HA HA KhieuSamphan very true. (congrats to Scotland 2-0 victory yesterday, good game to watch, too bad for ROI though)
I lived in Orlando for 12 years, from age 9-21. I recently moved back to England, because im English at heart, and I feel I just belong here.
I found the American children when I started school there to be quite rude and arrogant. My first day in school I had a kid keep flicking me in the
ears and making fun of my clothing (Traditional English Adidas trackies and a nike top) So, after a few flicks at my ears, I turned around and as a
nine year old Yorkshireman being raised on a council estate I said "F*(k off nobhead, ill knock you out" And then broke his nose and was suspended.
This continued all through my schooling, until I got a car and was a soccer hero in highschool and became the cool kid. Overall though, Americans were
quite friendly and inviting. Its just some of the rules I hated though. I could come back to England for the summer and go out drinking at age 15. In
the U.S. they are strict beyond belief on drinking, you have to be 21 or get out. I mean, at 18 you can die for your country and vote for the future
of it, but you can't have a beer. My fiance came to Florida with me last year, and was nearly arrested because she was arguing with Orlando Ale House
about them not accepting her National Student I.D.
Also, Americans have stereotypes for every other country, maybe to make them seem so much better. Such as The british have bad teeth and horrible
food, the french have hairy arm pits and don't bathe. Americans will be familiar with these. I just think that England is overall a more free and
easy place to live, but we don't have as much activities here, which makes America a great place to visit, but I just can't live there.
[edit on 5-6-2005 by DARKJEDIG]