The responses by people today really highlight for me the differences between Americans and English people.
Americans: OMG! there's been a terroroist attack! My prayers are with you!!
English: London's been bombed. Shit. that means the tube is closed. I wonder if I can still make it into town tonite to see that play I have tickets for.Not to say this isn't upsetting or that people aren't worried. There's just a certain lack of melodrama.
"But to the terrorists I'd like to remind them of this: We've been bombed by better classes of bastards than you. We've had the Blitz and the IRA, you guys are distinctly small peanuts."
happymrlocust: I'm confused...no-one is running around like a headless chicken!
annlarimer: It's hard to panic the British. They've dealt with the Blitz, the IRA, the Silurians, the Zarbi, the Daleks, the Cybermen...
11:45 am: re: the bombings in london this morning, a bit of a humorous perspective:
"Terrorists -- Dude, London?! WTF were you thinking?! XRef: Blitz, IRA, Ru Paul."
"Not seriously" isn't quite the term, but I know what you mean. It's the British reaction. The yes-okay-but-where's-my-tea-I-want-to-wa
I'm sure the foreigners think we're nuts for being so calm about it all.
That last one would explain my icon. *grins*