My girlfriend's sister was in town for xmas and she works in a restaurant in Times Square in NYC. She was telling us how foreign people come in all the time and don't speak English and how they're rude if you don't understand THEM. She was saying how when they do that, she just walks away. She was b****ing about how French people smell and get all rude when you can't understand them. I was thinking to myself, "Americans are the same, except we wear tons of nasty smelling perfume and think the world is made for us." She was annoying the piss out of me, ruined my night, unfortunately.it was the Americans that were loud, fat, and demanding.
Hey...I resemble that remark...I mean resentSame here in the States, and not to just the foreign tourisrts, but Americans as well.
Of course, the problem is that in the touristy places, the waiters etc really ARE jerks, and in a lot of the shops near touristy areas the customer service is HORRIBLE. Ya just gotta go a little further out, is all.
I pretty much think a**holes are going to be anywhere you go. Americans are a special kind of a**hole with the "come to our country, speak English or die, follow OUR traditions, blah blah blah" attitude.