Friday 7 September 2012

All Stereotypes come from Somewhere

Tea drinkers.
Biscuits and/or cake.
Jam and Jerusalem.
Horrible dental work.
The Queen on everything.
Polite and unwilling to cause confrontations
Extremely (if not overly) well spoken.

There are a lot of stereotypes about British people in the international community but the following conversation is only explicitly refers to one of them.

Can you guess which one it is?

I was on my way to the race track, in my sports gear and merrily swinging my drinks bottle. I think the Script was playing. It was a gorgeous day (or I wouldn't have been on my way to the race track).
 On my way down, I come across a gang group of girls on the walking path. I sighed, because they looked a bit...well. One of them approached me.

Girl: 'Scuse me, have you got any cigarettes on you?
Me: *sighs again* No, I'm afraid I don't.
Girl: You sure?
Me: I don't smoke.
Girl: 'Course you do, you've got yellow teeth!
At that, I started putting my ear phones back in and turned away from her.

Girl: Can I have a drink out of your bottle?
Me: O_O *Stonily* No.
In my defence, I like to think I took the high road.


  1. Wait...Did she really think it was OK to ask someone for a drink from YOUR bottle? I..Just...NO!

  2. Well, I did say I think they were a bit...affected.
    I guess my intimidating aura must be wearing off.


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