Thursday, 21 April 2011

Day Twenty-One: Favourite Movie Quote

imageOh, the British abroad!
I'd set an examination at Dover and turn back any tourists who failed

- Elenor Lavish (Dame Judy Dench), in A Room with a View.

That quote came to me on oh so many – too many - occasions during my 16 years in Tenerife.

At best, the average British tourist is his/her worst enemy for checking their brain in left-luggage at Gatwick airport and not taking the even the most basic precautions that they would at home … then wondering why the valuables they left on show caused their hire car to be broken into, or for thieves to walk in through wide-open doors and windows.

At worst, the drunken louts and morally suspect (not that I’m pretending I’m in any way superior) make life less pleasant for the rest of us when we are all “tarred with the same brush” and treated badly as a result.

(This is one of a series of posts following this 30 Day Challenge, which really isn’t at all challenging. It’s also quite adolescent, but is just meant as fun.)

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