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Re: Tidying up offerings
Jun 06, 2010, 12:19
revnox wrote:
"The thought of daubing with paint or peeing up against these sites would be alien, if not abhorrent to Americans."

I am suprised at that!
Bit of a sweeping statement?
peeing on? I thought that was a seperate thread and issue?

Well in all fairness it would be abhorrent to most Brits and everyone else too. The problem is that all cultures (yes, even the yankees) have a few people who couldn't give a toss about whats special or sacred to someone else. If its not important to them then its simply not important. The thing with TOURISTS is if you have travelled thousands of miles to see a specific thing then you probably wont piss on it when you get there. You dont get British tourists pissing on the Pyramids of Giza because they went there to see them so they appreciate their importance. But some Brits who dont realise the significance of the things in this country have less respect for them, they didn't travel to see that specific thing, its just there. I would say the reason you have seen respectful Americans if because they travelled HERE to see THOSE THINGS.

See? :)
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