reply to post by Revolution9
Dont ever feel like a leper
Most of us big kids can still have friendships and great debates/discussions and not agree on every point. Ive noticed
the bad manners out of both sides lately.. some outright hostile. Really dont let this get to you. I dont understand why we are sometimes attacked
outright here for our so-called "gun culture", but I do like hearing opinions on it if some can manage to at the very least be civil. I DO see the
problem with fellow Americans bashing the British and telling them to butt out. The truth is the "butt out" crowd was very much a minority of
posters given how many Americans are on here.. and its still being spoken of as if every American went berzerk and told Brits they arent allowed to
speak! Ive even been told on here that I can not call myself an American, I have to call myself a US American. LOL! Every board with international
membership WILL have its fools from every nation. Thats life!
My personal observations... Im a little older, lived many places and even in London for several yrs due to my husband's employer. I found the people
great. I see a lot of nastiness here that I never encountered there... so its definitely not the "British".. is the individual poster
It was so
funny because I am Blackfeet.. an american indian and my parents were born on rez. Im dark. I look a little different and back then I had very long
black hair. Most assumed I was Eastern Indian or an "Arab" there.. which was pretty funny!! When they discovered I was American Indian it was a real
interest to them. VERY politely curious, never treated me as I have at times been treated in my own country, and the more we spoke.. the more they
got comfortable and told me what their concept of AI's were.. which obviously didnt offend me. We had some pretty hilarious discussions! Want to know
the REALLY funny thing?? The majority of Americans hold the same misconceptions and we live right here.
People really arent so alien just because
an ocean separates us. Id encountered the most hospitable people in London... I miss them, but I sure as heck dont miss the fact that I didnt see the
sun much while I was there!
In response to the title of this thread.. for so many of us.. the relationship between the US and the UK has never been an issue and PLEASE dont think
that you are judged badly just because your location is U.K.
Maybe it needs to be cooled between certain posters, but people can and will be
complete asses regardless of what continent they live on!