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Jan 25th 2007 8:46PM As a world traveler who truly travels to experience life in another culture, I have to disagree with the overall stereotypes about the other countries. Yes, I do believe that on a whole, Americans fit the stereotype, but that would change if many people opened their eyes to see the world around them and get rid of their superioriority complex! I travelled in France a couple of years ago, and spoke the only phrases that I knew, mainly asking if they could speak english, and thanking them in their language, but making an effort, and had the best experience!! No one was rude or spiteful, in fact, all who I asked for directions were wonderful!! If they didn't speak english, they asked someone else to help! I was actually mistaken a few times to be french!! So in a nut shell- WE ARE IN THEIR COUNTRY- LET'S ASSIMILATE OURSELVES!!!
Jan 19th 2007 4:28PM I understand that many do not find it polite to have the seat back, however, I feel that I have the same right as anyone else to put the seat back. I find it especially rude if the person shakes the seat (only happened once) or kicks it. When I am tired or not feeling well, I have to have it all the way back. Speak nicely, but if you kick it, I will ignore it! I too have a laptop, and have never had a problem. If you really need it up, ASK!!! 9 out of 10 times, the person will be more than happy to meet you HALF-WAY! DON'T BE SELFISH!