Monday, November 24, 2008
"If it weren't for the British"........
I just saw this travel ad this morning for Virgin Airline.....and it cracked me up and caused me to think too.
Ever witty person that I am.
It said something like this.........
~~~"If it weren't for the British.....you wouldn't have Thanksgiving,.....go over in person and thank them."~~~
I mean is that ad CRAZY or what?? Could you just imagine doing that to some random British person on the streets of London?
Maybe we could get an appointment with Englands new Prime Minister "Gordan Brown" then and shake his hand while proceeding to say something like this:
"Thank you so much for persucuting the Pilgrims so that they would leave England and go to America and colonize it thus making it not only the great country that it is, but also my home."
I know he would reply back to me though........
"Lady are you nuts? I am from Scotland....what do you think happend there? Haven't you see Braveheart yet?"
So......no, I don't think I will follow the ad's advice and show up in England and "Thank the Brits personally for our Thanksgiving holiday."
But when and if I go again, I mean I am planning in my head on going back.
I could thank the great British people then for several things other than the Pilgrim issue which was very cheesy and a bit CHEEKY ideal.
That was some BAD adverstising I would say on behalf of Virgin.
I flew Virgin once from Brussels to Belfast.
The flight went well....they served us an odd bagel with cream cheese and lox.
Like we were from New York City or something.
Not very British food at all I was thinking. And NO Hot Tea was anywhere to be found on the flight. Weird.
Oh and the seat I was sitting in was broken.
So I moved in flight to another seat. Other than those three issues.....it was okay, I mean we arrived in Belfast alright and all.
But that is my Virgin Atlantic experience. I would consider flying them again though.....if the price was right. And the seat was fixed.
I have to say though...."Sir Richard Branson......what in the world were you thinking of by suggesting we American's do this rude act?"
However if I do go over to thank the Brits for something......it would be for such things as these like:
Princess Diana who we all loved.and for her very cute and sometimes naughty, sons.
For beautiful and quaint English villages......like these that Rick Steves visits on PBS. I love that guy. His "England in Christmas" show makes me cry.
I'd thank them for Maggie Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austin, William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens....oh let's not forget Beatrix Potter and A.A. Milne, The London Symphony Orchastra, Paul McCartney....ummm......and a host of other famous and fabulous British people that I appreciate but can't seem to think of right now.
I would like to say "thank you for building some of the world's best buildings that are very old and wonderful"..........
I would thank the British for their very cool accents.....but sorry I have to rank the Scots and Irish number #1 and #2 in my book in that order....Brits are #3.
Oh my gosh! Let's not forget to say THANK YOU England for "Fish and Chips!"
Love me some Fish and Chips....especially with Malt Vinegar on them. YUM!!!
And lastly I would absoulty say "Thank you so much for TEA TIME!!!"
I might try British Airways when I go back to England one day....I flew them from Belfast to London. Good flight, no problems.... short flight.
They have very nice advertising....regal, stiff upper lip and all....AND they used to serve "PRAWNS" in First Class. I don't usually fly First Class but just incase.....one could have prawns. Great word for our normal sounding....."Shrimp."
I check their travel ads and they are quite "non cheeky" and they don't suggest that we "Americans thank the British for our Thanksgiving."....hummm.
So this was my "short list" of things to "Thank the British for."
I could go on and on about the Brits you know.
I JUST love them.
I wonder why?
To all my British friends....."Cheers."