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Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

This Saturday being a sunny one, I decided as usual to go play a few hoops in the inner city. Only I decided to take my French-plated Astrhaa instead of the Dublin-plated Crhaapmobile (in broad daylight).

Big mistake.
Upon returning to my "Tango Mike", I found it was missing the hubcaps, one rear-view mirror and the rear plate (why always the rear ?!?).

Earlier that same Astrhaa had suffered the indignity of a smashed window and stolen rear plate.

Now if I leave the Crhaapmobile in the same neighborhood, nothing happens.

Upon discussing the matter with my cow-orkers it apperas that foreign-plated cars are often vandalized for no reason on Dublin streets.

Does this also happen in your city/country ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Wow - My level of care has reached an all time low.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

It's not so much xenophobia down this end of Elbonia, as Paris-phobia. People with non-06 plates tend to get vandalised more than 06 plates, although a 06 plate is no guarantee of immunity. 75 plates tend to get it worse though (serves them right !)  Smile

User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1791 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

In amsterdam, your car is more likely to be wheel clamped if it has a non-Dutch registration.

But that could be because most of the dumb foreigners don't know how to park correctly  Wink



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

It happened to me in Montréal. My car with MA plates had a window broken and the contents of the centre console thrown about. Luckily nothing was stolen as we absent-mindedly left my friend's mobile phone and our gas money in the car.

It was the only car on the block with any problem. Thankfully the responsible people were nice and only broke the small part of the back seat window and therefore we were able to fit some cardboard into the window and able to drive home through the Québécois winter in comfort.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

...depends on what part of the country you're in: as one would expect, those areas lacking significant international influence/exposure/patronage tend to be more xenophobic than those which don't.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 5):
depends on what part of the country you're in

Sometimes, just what part of the city . . . . there are places in this city I wouldn't leave my truck parked for 30 seconds . . . . someone would have it parted out . . . . and I have local license plates . . . .


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
there are places in this city I wouldn't leave my truck parked for 30 seconds . . . . someone would have it parted out

...yeah, but that has more to do with crime (anyone's a potential victim) than uber/anti-nationalism.


User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2249 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Quoting LH423 (Reply 4):
It happened to me in Montréal

And what made you think that it had happened because of the MA plates?



2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

I live right in the middle of Toronto.
My car is in my driveway and my wallet is sitting in the passenger seat.
I'm not sure if the car is locked, and I'm not worried.

God I love this country.

G


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 3):
But that could be because most of the dumb foreigners don't know how to park correctly

It could also be because most of the dumb foreigners can read words with 50 letters in them with everything from three a's in a row, a half dozen J's a few K's to throw you off plus the mandatory v's; and then blend the whole wordy thing into the next word, uh sentence, uh... who knows.... LOL hell they won't be able to read the parking ticket anyways and play dumb when the parking police speaks to them in English...


User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4369 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 9):
God I love this country.

You'd get in trouble for leaving your wallet in plain view within your car in Quebec.



Live life to the fullest.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 5):
those areas lacking significant international influence/exposure/patronage tend to be more xenophobic than those which don't.

I wonder if that's always true, though - in the US especially. I've travelled through some pre-tty rural necks of the woods (Smokey Mountains WV, Eastern NC, South GA/Northern FL, Southern LA, Western NB, Southern/Eastern WY, ND, Central ME, and never encountered anything but the most charming courtesy and friendliness from the locals. Never, not once, did I feel unwelcome or even uncomfortable. And I must have heard "Ah LURVV yeurr ac-seyent !" about a million times  Smile - it's mutual, trust me.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 12):
"Ah LURVV yeurr ac-seyent !"

 rotfl 

Met some of my relatives did ya JG! Ha Ha Ha . . .

Even I don't understand them! Why do you think I live 4000 miles away!


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
Met some of my relatives did ya JG! Ha Ha Ha . . .

Could be - was this them ?



 Big grin


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

Looks more like my former in-laws . . . . missing the bible of course, but otherwise, pretty close!  laughing 

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

I get a lot of stick for being Welsh here in England. I dont have a particularly strong accent but its enough to notice I am not English. I get called 'foreign' and jokingly told to speak proper English when talking (thats because I live in a part of England where they are very slack jawed). I pity the fools, who wants to be English anyway???  biggrin 


Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Quoting Catatonic (Reply 16):
I get a lot of stick for being Welsh here in England.

You have to understand though - being Welsh is a bit like leprosy. Naturally one sympathises, but you wouldn't want to get any on you.  Smile


User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

Never learned to play the xenophone..

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2871 times:

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 9):
I live right in the middle of Toronto.
My car is in my driveway and my wallet is sitting in the passenger seat.

Please post your street address.  Wink


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 19):
Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 9):
I live right in the middle of Toronto.
My car is in my driveway and my wallet is sitting in the passenger seat.

Please post your street address.

Why bother? All you'll find in there is a condom and a Government Health Card. Wink

Logan


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