Australia - spent several years living there.
I loath the place. Detest the attitudes of many of the people. Found Australians lazy, arrogant, brash and over-confident yet not all that bright or educated. Canadians and Americans, in my opinion, are a generally friendlier and eager to help out / lend a stranger a hand. Less racist too, maybe.[/quote]
Maybe it was a general nationwide response to your fuckwit personality.[/quote]
Yeah…this is the first time I have ever heard such negatives about Aussies! Really now!
In Brisbane, I was always taken back by the friendliness of strangers. For example, the bus drivers would, on a daily basis, give directions to international students or help them out with which bus they should be on. Sometimes they even ran late because they were so chatty and helpful with those who were lost! Once, a bus driver even gave us a free ride across town, not on his route…we were the only ones on the bus and he had a long chat with my husband about cricket, and obviously wanted to keep the chat going. Super friendly.
I would oftentimes get into conversations with strangers, which has rarely happened to me in the US or the UK. People would chat with you in the supermarket, pubs, wherever. Great people. Made some great friends while I was there.