Apology. (fwd)

Una Smith una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Mon Apr 1 14:32:39 EST 1996


"Ms. S.J. Rickard" <srickard at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk> wrote, presumably to Wah
Chen:

>I get the impression you hide behind this facade in order to get away
>with rude comments and pull the wool over Americans eyes (an eagerly
>pursued British pasttime!).

As I said, Wah Chen's bait isn't worth responding to.

But it seems to me that Ms. Rickard's comment reveals a common British
self-delusion:  that one can behave like a jerk without being one.  To
an American, if you act like a jerk, you are one.

	Una Smith



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