perth_white Posted November 27, 2022 Share Posted November 27, 2022 6 minutes ago, bolty58 said: 'Hating'? You have the wrong end of the stick old son. I'll put it down to the after effects of the scotches. Loads of Aussie mates with which I have some seriously good banter. One is a possibility to become the commissioner of police and we have a right go at each other and he absolutely loves it. In my experience, they don't like 'poms' who simply and limply just 'take it'. They love it when you give them some back. Respect. Did you ever live over east? Savage over there when I came in the late 80's. Allowed me to develop a finely tuned response. The Aussies you know actually want England to win from time to time do they (at anything)? I have yet to meet one. I also have plenty of Scottish, Irish and Welsh friends down here and it's the same relationship with them. Note this next bit - they give it, I pay back in kind. I have found that this is the best path to take. Glad you're enjoying it here, your posts sometimes suggest that you are firmly anti Aussie but looks like I've read too much into that. I have just moved back from Brisbane, lived there for 4 years but I worked in a very culturally diverse environment and it would be fair to say very few non immigrants. Come to think of it my experience here has been minesites, Pilbara and Brisbane (pandemic and flood years) without actually engaging all that much with society in general so I'll bow to your greater experience. I'm pretty quiet and reserved, not really a give it out sort of a guy. One memory stands out a little, a boss of mine hates football and wasn't shy about telling me but one morning he couldn't wait to tell me he'd seen Campo score from long range against Liverpool(? I think), so they can be converted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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