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AIBU to think Albanians have a bad reputation

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kukeslala Sat 11-May-13 20:51:41

and why?

foslady Sat 11-May-13 20:52:50

If you wanted to you could say this about every nation - including whatever your own is.......hmm

WorraLiberty Sat 11-May-13 20:53:10

This doesn't make sense?

I don't don't think they have a bad reputation but if you do, then surely you must have some idea why? confused

hermioneweasley Sat 11-May-13 20:54:01

Are you Greek? Or someone from "aunt Julia and the scriptwriter"?

tethersend Sat 11-May-13 20:58:49

Is this a Eurovision thread?

TheseFoolishThings Sat 11-May-13 21:00:27

You really could say this - or something - about every nationality. British? Drunk, can't behave, eat squirrels. French? Don't wash, eat cheese, cowards. German? Uptight, humourless, predilection for starting land wars in Europe. Swiss? Uber-uptight, nationalistic, make chocolate. Italian? Corrupt, Catholic, drive like idiots.

I could go on but I probably won't. But do you see how absurd your OP is?

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 11-May-13 21:01:46

Do they?

NormanTheForeman Sat 11-May-13 21:01:48

I've only met one Albanian. He is a bus driver on our local route. Lovely chap, but scared of wasps.

hedgefund Sat 11-May-13 21:02:08

do you mean people from st albans? they are a bit rowdy on a saturday night at jamies restaurant it's true

kukeslala Sat 11-May-13 21:02:27

Nope married to an Albania, and the last month have seen and heard lots of "Albanian bashing" just wondering why.

I think the same as you, but Im hearing my aunt went out with an Albanian and... I know of an Albanian and.... Just dont understand. I got cut up by a blond lady in a blue car today, I dont say ladies with blond hair and drive blue cars are...

I dont, just an observation, and wondering why

English, not that I see what that has to do with things?

coffeeinbed Sat 11-May-13 21:02:39

When is Eurovision, BTW?

thebody Sat 11-May-13 21:04:11

ThesefoolishThings, go on do more countries. Spat out my wine at your post.

thebody Sat 11-May-13 21:04:51

ThesefoolishThings, go on do more countries. Spat out my wine at your post.

quoteunquote Sat 11-May-13 21:05:06

Anything to do with a ZOMBIE thread?

this one?

SantanaLopez Sat 11-May-13 21:05:08

I briefly dated (ahem) a beautiful Albanian once if you want to be cheered up...

maddening Sat 11-May-13 21:05:10

Is this in response to the woman on holiday with her husbands family in albania and they were treating her badly?

kukeslala Sat 11-May-13 21:06:56

No I dont see and I have none of the thoughts about any other nationalities, was brought up to judge a person on how they treat me only.
So I think you have proved my thought process, someone has a bad experience with some one and then use this as a way to judge a nation. Thanks

FreyaSnow Sat 11-May-13 21:07:59

I don't even know what the stereotypes of Albanians are, so they can't have that bad a reputation.

maddening Sat 11-May-13 21:08:23

Ps if you hear it elsewhere other than that one thread then it is likely you're just noticing it more than any other generalisation about other nations because you are married to an albanian.

My dad is of a different eastern European nationality and my ears always prick up if I hear it mentioned but you get used to it after a while.

kukeslala Sat 11-May-13 21:08:40

The thread prompted me to ask the question, but its something I have been aware of recently, so after seeing that, thought I would ask to a wide range audience.
Mine probably being biased the other way.

IrritatingInfinity Sat 11-May-13 21:09:09


* hermioneweasley*

Are you Greek? Or someone from "aunt Julia and the scriptwriter"?

That is one of my favourite books ever!

Not do sure about this thread though. confused There was a similar thread deleted the other day with a similar title but mentioning another 'ethnic' group.

kukeslala Sat 11-May-13 21:09:42

She wasnt in holiday in Albania, it was a Country near.

TheseFoolishThings Sat 11-May-13 21:10:22

grin thebody - I've lost my train of thought now!

kukeslala Sat 11-May-13 21:10:30

Thanks maddening
I was thinking that, and wondering if I was being sensitive.

foslady Sat 11-May-13 21:11:15

So a population of 3.2mill (UN figs 2010) is condemned because your Aunt went out with one once.

Hahahaha! - good joke, nearly got me then!

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