Hey, i was trying to think of something to write about, and then a conversation i had with a American a while ago, which to say the least was scary!
This guy was talking, and i wasnt really listening an then he starts asking me about Britain, it’s politics and all that.
He moved on to asking some ridiculous questions like “Do you have freedom of speech in the UK?” and “Are you free to choose your religion?”
I am seriously hoping i have met a freak (talking in statistical terms) with regards to Americans, or do ALL Americans believe they are the only nation with freedoms?
Of course i would point out that it’s because of the now non-existant control alot of their goverments etc was set up.
He then went on about how great it is that they have Gun Rights, to which is was shocked to know i was not educated about why in the US they have the rights to guns, so he kindly explained (not that i particularly wanted to know or cared) about how because the British Red coats invaded, and would thieve and rob them, so a Act was made which gave Americans the rights to guns so “we could shoot back”.
I must say how much this guy scared me about how unworldly he seemed to be, it was quite unnerving as they claim to be one of the world’s biggest super powers, i was talking to a guy who was in a place to vote on a goverment who could nuke any given country at a moments notice. And he didn’t know the UK has basic human rights…
Of course being the unworldly and aparently small minded American sterotype he obviously is his next important question would be “but how do you hunt?” after learning how in the UK we dont allow every Tom, Dick, Harry, Fred, Uncle Sam, and the pet gerbil own a gun, and only Armed police carry guns (hence “Armed” :p ). He seem flummoxed when i informed him that the vast majority of the british population simply do not hunt, dare i guess what he thought when i told him the Fox hunting was banned a while ago too?
Unfortunatly i don’t have the chat log or any telemarketing leads.
Anyways, if anyone has any ideas on what i can blog about feel free to drop me a line 🙂 on the contact page or jsut leave a comment, or even better sign up! 😀