A friend was telling me recently that she found people in London rude. I was arguing that people in Paris were worse. As she was going to Paris, she decided to compare and, today, I got the following message in my mailbox:
You won! The score English 3: French 0. Was calculated on the following basis: I was offered help 3 times with my suitcase (and shopping bags from Paris) by the men in London on my way from LHR to my house! Needless to say that the offers were accepted each time with a gratitude and a charming smile. N.B I was walking in high heeled stiletto shoes, so this might explain the high number of volunteers.
I rest my case.