posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by Zombiegirl
I am sorry that you find Americans rude. But perhaps you didn't come far enough south. Here in Arkansas, we still say "please," "thank you,"
"Yes Sir," and "No Ma'am." We respect our elders, love our wives, and we try to be nice to strangers. Of course, when someone from New York,
Boston, or one of those states comes here and attempts to take on our traditions and change them, we have a stock answer. "We don't give a damn how
ya'll do it up north."
However, if you are a visitor from another country, we patiently explain our traditions and most of us will ask you about your country, and the way
you do things.
I have had many friends from England and Germany, and have learned a great many things from them. I have had many encounters with people from
Canada, and have found them to be wonderful people, once I get it through their heads that 1) I don't like hockey. 2)I don't want to like hockey.
3) I don't ice skate because it doesn't get that cold where I live, and there are no indoor rinks where I live, and 4) I don't WANT to learn to ice
I hope your future encounters are better, but if their not, try visiting us in the south. We'll feed you good, and when you leave you'll hear us
say "Ya'll come back now, you hear?"