OVERSEAS STEREOTYPES: Steven Den Beste takes on a UK reader who thinks all Americans are dumb cow pokes. It’s a very amusing post, but this one really stuck out:
Something that might help more would be if all the American tourists wore T-shirts that said things like “I live in New York City and I have a masters degree” (or whatever) but that’s not likely to happen in part because we don’t want to make foreigners feel bad because most of us are more educated than most of them are. Doing that in their own countries wouldn’t be polite.
Actually, when Nina and I visited London in May of 2000, almost everyone we met was exceptionally polite with us.
Even Chewbacca, whom we met at a Star Wars exhibition at the Barbizon Art Gallery in London.
Of course, I did let him win at chess.