I am a bit nervous about making any reference to America or American culture lest I get accused of being anti- American. Because I am not, seriously. I do like to tease you, but then again I tease every one. Especially the Aussies. Because they suck at cricket and rugby. Twenty20 anyone? Hahahaha! Not another word about cricket. Well, except to say BANGLADESH!!!
I also do not know any thing about American culture, and have never pretended to. If you look back at my posts you will see that I always ask you what things are like your side of the ocean, I never assume. However, I obviously do have some impressions based on what I read and see in the media, as I am sure you have of South Africans. Some of them are true, plenty of them are not.
Unfortunately the comments elicited by some of my posts do result in some America bashing (by Americans!), but that is your prerogative as a native of the country. I have never bashed your country. Remember America is the giant, we are the mouse. If any one should have issues with national identity it should be me.
The dialling code thing was meant to be tongue in cheek. A joke. You know, funny ha ha.
Ok, so moving on swiftly.
A question: I’ve noticed that in general, not always, American’s seem to have a different attitude towards nudity than lets say, Europeans, and certainly South Africans as well – is this true? The example that comes to mind was the Janet Jackson boob incident – I was amazed at the response. Here no one would have batted an eyelid.
Here we quite happily tan topless on the beaches etc. I don’t because of my boob op, I don’t want to show off the scars, but my friends tan topless. Although having said that, there are obviously cultural differences within SA. Plenty of the tribal black SA people go topless as a matter of course. And I will quite happily walk around the house half naked while my husband runs after me closing the curtains. I honestly could not be bothered if my neighbour had to see me naked. Good luck to him if he does, hope he enjoyed it.
The reason I ask is that I have had one or two comments about the pic of the babes with their bare bums. I had never even thought for one second there might be any thing wrong with that, but the comments made me rethink this.
So two questions – what is your attitude towards nudity, and secondly, what about that pic of my babes – what are your thoughts?
I will do a poll as well so that you can post anon. Or you can post anon here, I promise I wont out you.
I am going to try a revolving poll (revolting poll – hahaha – Tertia = childish) so that I can do two separate polls about one topic. If it works you should see a different poll each time you visit the page.