Another perk, and this is just based on prelimary experiences, the women dress like prostitutes. Much trashier than what ones finds in London. London just looked normal to me but in Glasgow I definitely noticed a different dress sense.
I've also noticed that people stare at me. I don't just mean the young ladies, I mean everyone: old, young, male, female. Maybe they can tell that I'm not Scottish and this confuses them. That's my interpretation anyway.
It's a bit like if a Scottish person moved to Hammond, Indiana. People wouldn't get it. Why did you move here? And the people have no experience with foreigners so would be interested to know more. And they'd be entertained by the wacky accent and different customs.
Where was that English...oh yeah. First English person I met was in that scam educational institute. The first time she answered a question in class there was total silence. Didn't expect the accent. There was a professor who tried to engage her about life in England but she didn't play along. Just wanted to get on with things and not constantly be reminded that she's different.
Turned out to be a big fat chick, by the way.
Then there was an English guy who came to do a little talk for our class. He was a barrister or maybe solicitor and was advertising for a study in the UK for four months programme.
So he comes in with his three piece suit which fair enough, English barristers wear. But I swear he had a pocket watch chain hanging out of the waistcoat pocket. And he's talking in this really pompous accent which fair enough the barristers who went to the top schools use.
But it's still really gay to do this stuff in the US. And he's going on about colonies and ingrates like we're even the descendants of these early colonists. Most of the people in that class were of Italian heritage so probably came to the US between WWI and WWII.
So it's like an American coming to an English school wearing a cowboy hat and making jokes about bad teeth and whatnot. He'd just look like a totally out of touch imbecile.
Now where's my internet? They said by midnight on the 7th. That's Wednesday. Two days from now. Not long now. Hopefully there won't be any more surprises.
Been playing a good game of Crusader Kings II during this downtime. I conquered all of Scotland, Ireland, and England. Also all but one territory of Brittany. And I did it all without using the "fabricate claim" diplomacy option. That's a feat. Everything taken through strategic marriages. Sure, there were wars but based on claims received through marriages. Now I just have to get that last county in Brittany and all of Wales and Cornwall (which is part of the kingdom of Wales in the game and I guess historically).
Also Simpsons. Saw the entire third and fourth seasons with audio commentary. I'm working backwards so watching season two now.
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