I say, Barak! Don’t slam that screen door!
Blog Guy, in all your coverage of the G20 meeting in London, I was wondering. Have you ever been there?
Sure! At least I think so.
Can you give your readers a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like in such a totally different culture? What’s the biggest difference you’ve seen between the Americans and those English people?
That’s easy. Screen doors.
Excuse me, Blog Guy?
They don’t have them over there. Look here at this photo. That’s the British prime minister waiting outside 10 Downing Street for important world leaders to arrive. You’ll notice he doesn’t even have a doorknocker, much less a screen door, so he just has to wait there until folks show up.
But with an attractive aluminum screen door, he could leave that black door open, sit in his BarcaLounger in the living room, and get up when he sees some leader coming up the walk.
You’re right! Plus, he could see when Jehovah’s Witnesses were coming, and just slam the door!
Good point. Well, maybe readers will send him this blog, and he’ll get the right idea.
Above: Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown waits to greet his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Below: Lots of important people arriving at Number 10.