March 07, 2003

Yank-Hating OXFORD, ENGLAND -- I

Yank-Hating

OXFORD, ENGLAND -- I was recently standing in line at a McDonald's here, when a drunk Englishman began harassing me. "Is George Bush your hero?" he demanded. I tried to ignore him, but he followed me and a few of my American friends outside. Then, as we walked down Oxford's central street, he grabbed one of my friends by his scarf, turned him around and exclaimed, "If I could get a bomb and get over to the U.S., I'd blow myself up to kill you all."

Read the continuation, here.

UPDATE: Expat Egghead is kind enough to put me up as his "Blog of the Day" and, to boot, to apologize for the "antics of his countrymen." Two points: One, this Oxford based anecdote has nothing to do with me as Brits in my Belgravia precincts have been quite friendly! Second, I post this story really because of the author's contrarian take. As pundit after pundit posits daily how horrific trans-atlantic relations have become this author has a slightly rosier take.

I might take this opportunity to thank Innocents Abroad, The American Scene and Merde in France for perma-linking my site. The readership is growing and I promise to, at some point when time allows, make aesthetic improvements to this site including room for comments and some relevant graphics. Meanwhile, I appreciate your patience and please keep visiting.

Posted by Gregory at March 7, 2003 10:28 PM
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