UTA_flyinghigh
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Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Mon May 23, 2005 10:14 pm

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 ?

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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Mon May 23, 2005 10:21 pm

Wow - My level of care has reached an all time low.
 
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Mon May 23, 2005 10:29 pm

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
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Mon May 23, 2005 11:30 pm

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
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 4:30 am

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.

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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 4:37 am

...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.
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 4:54 am

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 . . . .
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:20 am

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.
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:30 am

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

And what made you think that it had happened because of the MA plates?
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 11:40 am

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.

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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 11:48 am

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...
 
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:28 pm

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.
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:03 pm

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.
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:08 pm

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!
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:23 pm

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

Could be - was this them ?



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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:29 pm

Looks more like my former in-laws . . . . missing the bible of course, but otherwise, pretty close!  laughing 
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:43 pm

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 
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:46 pm

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
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Tue May 24, 2005 6:43 pm

Never learned to play the xenophone..
 
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:43 am

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
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RE: Xenophobia In Your Country - How Bad Is It?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:57 am

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

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