hmm sounds Torny that you have some intresting stories to tell, please do tell them.
well a few examples:
When waiting outside a nightclub on numerous occasions a group of Eastern Europeans think that its ok to push all the way to the front and just walk in without no checks or even having to file to the back of the cue. Even when the bouncers tell them you must go to the back they stand there looking shocked like they own the place.
The street is busy and your walking down the high street with a number of friends. Somebody barges past you, you or whoever has been barged out the way turns round and says something and the reply comes back at you in rapid fire Polish, i mean there is nothing wrong with saying excuse me, is there??
My Polish friend wanted to borrow my laptop, his way of asking was to reach over and take it!!!! I mean really that is the definition of been cheeky or rude either one will do.
Getting on a bus or using public transport and you usually try and give the older generation a seat to sit in or leave the ones at the front for them, not the poles or eastern europeans just plonk themselves down and even light up a fag!!!!
all small things but if you don't do them you stick out like a sore thumb. I could give you thousands of examples and yes of course there are rude Brits but i've never seen anything like it since the sudden influx of Eastern Europeans in my city.
of course, I am American, and I know how we are not looked upon favorably by the English. ;)
hay when i went to America i loved it, as soon as they realsied you were from england or the UK they were falling over themselves to be polite and help out in anyway they could. I haven't many bad things to say about Americans at all. I think there are some parts of America that are just truly fantastically weird like some of the deep south, now thats another planet all together :)
Of course you get the American jokes etc but on the whole i don't think the UK has a bad word to say about America unless were talking about politics.