Also got a new refigerator today. It's big like it should be. The guy said, "They don't make the small ones any more" as though I was disappointed. But no, this is a full-sized unit as the cupboard was designed for. They had to take the cupboard door off, though because it was just too big and wouldn't close. So that's a bit disappointing. Not a fully built-in unit any more.
Also a bit odd is that the refigerator space is the same size as the freezer. I don't even use the freezer. I used to buy frozen pizzas and I'd put excess hamburger meat in the freezer but I don't buy either of those products any more. Still, nice to have a full-sized refigerator now.
What else? Check Tinder out. Well, I was talking to a fat chick yesterday. She's 22. We exchanged a few messages. Nothing riveting. Young women don't usually know how this is supposed to work. Poor conversation skills. It's a learning process, though. I understand that.
But after three or four exchanges (she would reply straight after I replied, and I'd reply more or less straight after she replied) I said that I had stuff to do and would talk to her later.
Next day (today) I contacted her and she didn't reply. I don't think she's going to. She must not have liked that. I thought it would be polite to say that I'm leaving rather than just leave her hanging but whatever. Actually, just leaving people hanging also results in no further replies. Basically, anything you do, people will stop replying. In all likelihood, it has nothing to do with you. They found somebody else, bigger muscles, whatever, and just don't bother with you any more.
But I also matched with a 19 year old recently and been talking to her today. Also replies more or less straight away. I don't like that. I like sending one message a day. Maybe two. Some women are also like that but then you get these people who apparently want to talk for hours about boring shit.
So she's sent a few messages. Oh yeah, why is a 19 year old messaging me? Well, there's the usual list. She's not particularly attractive. But on top of that, she's a big America-o-phile. Asks me what it was like to study there (I have nothing to compare it to so have no idea) and that she's been to Florida and New York and how much she likes it and wants to move to the US after she graduates.
So that's why she's messaging dudes almost literally twice her age. And it's a poor plan. She's studying law. The only thing you can do with that is practice law and you can only do that in the country where you have your degree in. You study law in Scotland, you can practice law in Scotland. Not in the US. Not even in England. Just Scotland.
I don't know if she doesn't know about this or what. There might be some reasonably priced and reasonably short conversion course for England. But in the US? I doubt it. You probably have to go through the normal three years of law school like everyone else. They don't care about overseas qualifications. So this is going to cost you £100,000. And there's no student loans for foreigners so bring cash.
So what's Megs' last message here? Likes the way of life in America. Based on her experience in Florida and New York during vacations. I don't know if you can really judge based on that. I mean, it's true that Americans have a better attitude than British people. Generally kinder. Look out for one another. Stuff like this. Depends where you go, I guess. But deep down, they're better than British people. No question. Universal across America.
But can you glean this from two weeks in New York? I don't think so.
And I don't know how Scottish people are perceived in the US. The accent is viewed as comical at best. I mean, English people would be considered gay and full of themselves even if they're not. They might be down to earth and reasonable, heterosexual people but that toft pronuniciation sends a deeply negative image to Americans. Perhaps it goes back to colonial days. There's something inate in Americans that makes them dislike the British.
And it can be anyone. Not just the clearly pretentious Eaton and whatnot accents. Any English accent is the same to Americans. Cockney, northern, whatever. All gay and feelings of superiority. "This poo pusher thinks he's better than me? Fuck him." That's the response one gets in the US.
As I say, I don't know about Scottish accents, though. Certainly Billy Connolley didn't take America by storm. He was in a show called Head of the Class, replacing popular WKRP in Cincinatti star Howard Hessemam, and the show was cancelled shortly thereafter. Billy Connolley was never seen in America again. This was in the late 80s. I remember as a kid making fun of his accent.
So my point is that Americans don't like British people. But I think other foreigners are given a fair shake. Those who attempt to assimilate, anyway. I mean, you go to another country, you have to make an attempt to assimilate. You don't like it, go back to your own country.
Am I going to 4th of July events, and wearing short pants and baseball caps, and raving about Five Guys (there is one in Glasgow), and calling people "dumbasses", and going "mudding", and starting a "frat", and telling everybody about how much better America is than the UK? No, of course not. That would be perverse. I use the British terminology, dress like a British person, partake in all the British holidays, and do everything I can to appear British.
So where was I? Oh yeah. I have to reply to Megs here. Yeah, she's not really a looker and she's only messaging me because I'm an American but you have to work with what you have. If I had big sexy muscles, she'd only be messaging me because I have big sexy muscles. It's always going to be something.
Asked her where in Glasgow she lives. That's a good one. Shows an interest in meeting up.
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