Friday, 28 September 2007

Horrified

Walking through my small town this morning was a salutary experience. It seemed that 10-20% of those on the street were black or 'of Middle-Eastern appearance'. They stony-faced, looking straight ahead, locals exactly the same.

Item: two blacks come into the coffee shop. Conversation stops, then slowly resumes

Item: Black woman, trailed by a swarm of kids, leaves a supermarket with laden-down trolley. Local hardman points out loudly "and we're paying for all of that". Woman looks stonily ahead.

Genuinely - I'm not in any sense condoning this kind of behaviour.

The point is - this is what happens when large numbers of visibly and culturally different people enter a local population. And as we now know through an avalanche of empirical evidence, this will only get worse as time goes on.

What mugs we are.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

EXACTLY the same here in Navan.

SAVANT said...

I'd say it's the same everywhere. (Mind you, I wouldnt blame anyone for walking around stony-faced in Navan!)

Conor said...

Same situation in Dungarvan (no jokes now!). Some of them are very nice, but there's always trouble of some kind, not necessarily their fault.