Stereotypes are a funny thing really. There's probably no smoke without fire, and yet it seems ridiculous to paint everyone of a specific nationality with the same brush. And yet we do. Here's a quote I found on a rather good web site called "National Stereotypes".
"In heaven, the cops are British, the lovers are French, the food is Italian, the cars are German, and the whole thing is run by the Swiss.
In hell, the cops are German, the lovers are Swiss, the food is British, the cars are French, and the whole thing is run by the Italians." (Marcus Pessoa).
The other guest on the radio show, a well known travel author and TV personality, was slightly disapproving of Americans abroad, but I think some Brits give them a run for their money. He was talking about how American students go berserk at the opportunity to drink under the age of 21 and are often seen very drunk in the streets of Italy and France. Heck, has he been to the UK recently? Is there anything more cringe-worthy than the louts you see drinking in the airports at 8am, inebriated before they even get on their flights?
I mean, how embarrassing is the fact that not only have officials in Magaluf, Spain announced a crackdown on drunken British youths, those same British youths have declared that this will not deter them from getting "F***ing mortal". Sigh. Their parents must be so proud.
I would have posted a photo of drunken guys but (surprise, surprise) I couldn't find any.
Hopefully, people of other nationalities realize that we're not all like that.