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over goosestepping the mark by arty_farty on 14 August 2006 9:49pm
 
on friday my Grandpa gave a German exchange student a lovely greeting. i didn't see it( i was watching a film) but apparently he did a little Fawlty routine and started goose stepping.

i hope she laughed at him.

the funny thing was, that my aunt gave me my birthday prezzie of a CD and an 'allo 'allo DVD. hows that for a coinkydink?
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by tucsonmike on 15 August 2006 4:28am
 
I hope she laughed, otherwise British German relations have been set back sixty years. Or at least thirty years to when John Cleese did it. And with those long legs, it made the goosestepping that much more obvious...
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by kazzzz on 15 August 2006 5:09am
 
Awww noooo she didn't!!!

The other day I was working and the shop next door has just opened up as a Japanese noodle bar. The owners came in and introduced themselves and gave us a 10% discount card. One of our regular customers was in, and she stood and made very loud comments about the Japanese and how she'd lost family in the war and how there's no way she's gonna patronise a Japanese business.

Oh dear.........
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by fairygirl48 on 15 August 2006 6:07am
 
Oh dear indeed! I've been hearing a similar tune these days because there are a great deal of Hispanic immigrants where I live and many people are placing blame on them for taking away jobs. The way I see it(and I'm thinking I may well get shot for this)is that they're as desperate for work as the rest of us...why can't the economic situation be brightened in their home countries so that they wouldn't have to resort to coming to the States and getting everyone's knickers in a wad about crossing illegally? Seems like the most logical thing to do.
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by tucsonmike on 16 August 2006 5:04am
 
Kaz, I remember a story about the TV series A Town Called Alice. Some Japanese businessmen showed up at a fancy Sydney brothel as the ladies were watching the Australian soldiers being tortured. Not good timing.

I dated someone in college whos uncle was on the Bataan Death March. He was going to hate the Japanese until the day he died and wanted all Americans to feel the same.

Yes, North Carolina is gaining a large Mexican community. Then again, I live sixty miles from the border. I know if I venture on certain side roads at this time of year, I stand a great chance of finding a group of abandoned illegals or worse yet, dead illegals. They do the jobs we don't do. So I don't want to hear it about them taking our jobs.
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by fairygirl48 on 16 August 2006 6:03am
 
Exactly...I never understood how that argument could be considered valid. Glad someone sees where I'm coming from.
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by kazzzz on 16 August 2006 6:55am
 
Yes well Fairygirl, if I lived in a countrrty where my family was struggling and I could make a better life for them elsewhere I'd go for it too.
 
Re: over goosestepping the mark by fairygirl48 on 16 August 2006 5:58pm
 
I see your point...it's one of those issues where there's no clear-cut right or wrong answer. As I said, they need work and financial support for themselves and their families just like everyone else. So would I. Family is always first priority, and these people are willing to risk their lives for that. Quite admirable, really.

Heather
 



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