We've mentioned, on numerous occasions, the crazy shiz Brits do when they're out on vacation.
For example, there was the case of the drunken Brit women on a plane who forced an emergency landing when they tried to open one of the plane's emergency doors mid-flight.
And, our favorite, the British women who flew to Greece just to take part in a blow job contest.
British bad behavior abroad must be becoming a far more 'serious' problem because the New York Times has taken notice.
Locals of a Greek town frequented by Brits tell the Times that Queen Liz's people do a great job of standing out:
They are the ones, the locals say, who are carousing, brawling and getting violently sick. They are the ones crowding into health clinics seeking morning-after pills and help for sexually transmitted diseases. They are the ones who seem to have one vacation plan: drinking themselves into oblivion.
“They scream, they sing, they fall down, they take their clothes off, they cross-dress, they vomit,” Malia’s mayor, Konstantinos Lagoudakis, said in an interview. “It is only the British people — not the Germans or the French.”
“The government of Britain has to do something,” Mr. Lagoudakis said. “These people are giving a bad name to their country.”
The report goes on to say that Brit vacationers are also hurting themselves in the process.
A recent report published by the British Foreign Office, “British Behavior Abroad,” noted that in a 12-month period in 2006 and 2007, 602 Britons were hospitalized and 28 raped in Greece, and that 1,591 died in Spain and 2,032 were arrested there.
In attempts to explain why the UK's vacationers get so wasted and out of control, a Brit who works at a holiday bar said, “It’s because of British culture — no one can relax, so they become inebriated to be the people they want to be."
Wonder what the Queen has to say about all of this!
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