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#122552 - 05/24/06 05:07 PM The "Ugly American"  
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mikeh375 Offline
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I mentioned in another post that the only jerks we encountered on our trip were, unfortunately Americans. A couple of examples: on Sunday, at BC's, a little kid selling ankle bracelets, went up to a table next to where we were sitting. The kid asked a simple question..."Hey, mister, whould you like to buy a bracelet?" To which the guy replied,"What's the matter kid, didn't you eat today?" Sorry, but I find that very insensitive, and rude.

Another example: on Friday night, we flagged down a taxi. The driver stopped for us, and there was already a young (mid 20ish) guy in the van who was going to Banana Beach as well. Turns out he had talked one of the staff at the hotel, into loaning him his golf cart. The police had a sobriety checkpoint going on that night, and he was stopped, and found to be driving under the influence, had no license, and since he borrowed, and didn't rent the cart, he had no insurance. The police arrested him, and took him to jail where he got bailed out by a Belizian person he met. While in the taxi, he was quite loud and obnoxious, telling the taxi driver what huge ass holes the people on the island are, and that he had no intention of showing up for his hearing, and no intention of paying the fine. After all, "What the hell is this rinkey dink country gonna do to me?" Personally, I hope he doesn't show up, and tries to skip his bail, then gets locked up in the slammer with BIG BUBBA for a long time. Some way or another, he's going to learn that when you visit a foreign country, you're their guest, and their laws apply to you. Sorry for the venting.

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#122553 - 05/24/06 11:28 PM Re: The "Ugly American"  
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I know what you mean. At least they are not German.

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