May 26, 2010


I was on a packed bus going thru kings cross. Everyone was looking miserable ignoring each other as usual and it was raining, then a guy who was with his whole family turned round and started talking to people saying how he was Turkish and how friendly everyone was in London compared to where he had been in Germany where people spat at him and his family.

He just didn't realise people dont talk to each other on the bus here, when he finnished everyone on the bus was smiling at each other, really proud of London. I'm sure we all went beack to ignoring each other and looking miserable on the next bus.



La Sirena said...

That's a great story. It's nice when someone else's culture forces us to get conscious and aware.

DAVE BONES said...

Eh. it is an unwritten rule that people ignore each other on London transport so its great to see a holidaymaker who is so oblivious come out with such an observation. I have heard things are really bad for turks in some parts of Germany. I had a girlfriend who was Scottish tell me she was spat at and abused a lot over there as part of her studies because people thought she was Turkish. I would imagine Berlin is OK.