airbuzz
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Americans Are Littering The World?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:13 pm

This article was too much fun... Romanticism doesn't exist anymore  Smile

Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...D6-8124-4DAC-8018-DDF86BD55032.htm

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Captain Harvey Bennett of Long Island cast off five plastic bottles in August 2005, hoping that at least one of them would deliver its message to foreign climes.

It seemed that his wish had come true five months later when he received a package that has been posted in Bournemouth on the south coast of England.

But Mr Bennett's excitement was swiftly diluted by the reply that was enclosed with the bottle.

"I recently found your bottle while taking a scenic walk on the beach by Poole Harbour," read the letter, which was signed by one Henry Bigglesworth.

"While you may consider this some profound experiment on the path and speed of oceanic currents, I have another name for it: litter," the letter said.

The irate Mr Bigglesworth then continued to expound on his views about the American people, many of which were described by the East Hampton Star newspaper as "less than flattering".

"You Americans don't seem to be happy unless you are mucking about (interfering) somewhere," he said.

Mr Bennett, 55, who confessed to having sent many messages-in-bottles, told the newspaper it was the first time he had ever received an angry response.

"I kind of felt like no good deed goes unpunished," he said.

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767Lover
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RE: Americans Are Littering The World?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:51 pm

Quoting Airbuzz (Thread starter):
"While you may consider this some profound experiment on the path and speed of oceanic currents, I have another name for it: litter," the letter said.

He sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe you should invite him to an Anet meet.

Some would say that the English guy was spoiling the pristine beach by walking on it.
 
LHMark
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RE: Americans Are Littering The World?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:55 pm

How the hell did 777236ER find that bottle?  Smile
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: Americans Are Littering The World?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting Airbuzz (Thread starter):
"You Americans don't seem to be happy unless you are mucking about (interfering) somewhere," he said

I don't think the British have much right to say such an awesome, ironic statement. You know, with their colonialism and all. What an arrogant ass.

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