My friends have started blaming America again – the honeymoon is over…
Posted on August 27, 2010 by yankeebean
It’s happened twice in the last week, and I wonder if it’s only the beginning.
Two of my friends posted properly mean stuff about Americans – two separate but equal mini rants (via Facebook status updates). The first rant ended with ‘Bloody Americans…’ and the second ended with ‘Stupid Americans…’
Now, I don’t have a stick up my arse or anything, I can take a joke. But these two rants really weren’t very nice and I was a little bit offended. In both instances I rallied for the cause and defended my nation! Using myself as a (hopefully) good example of a real, 3D American that isn’t stupid.
Both of my friends’ reactions were the same, too. They both said, ‘Oh, I forgot that you’re American!’ Then they both said something like, ‘I’ll make an exception in your case’.
That really got my hackles up… my complaint is two-fold.
- They FORGOT that I’m American?? Is seven years all it takes for people to forget your nationality and start verbally crapping all over your country right in front of you?
- They’ll make an exception??? Oh… *bow*… *scrape*… how GENEROUS of you to make an exception and allow me out of the American slum and onto the golden streets of the UK
What a coupla noobs. I hope everyone I know hasn’t been keeping a tight lip about their real feelings about Americans for the past seven years. If so, things are going to do downhill fast.
And what will I do about it? Cup of tea, of course…