> Thirdwave wrote:
> > I think the UK friendliness and banter was born from the
> > grey, wet weather.... so folks just dig deeper inside of
> > themselves for some warmth and brightness, imho.
> Could well be. My sister really enjoyed meeting the Brits in
> Exeter; she just had to leave because she couldn't take the
> social work system.
> However, that doesn't explain Austin's happy, friendly nature..
> it's almost always bright and sunny here.
I'm not surprised your sister found the UK social work system tricky to deal with. It's got a reputation of being underfunded understaffed, mis-managed and under intolerable pressures.
Glad you like Austin - sunshine is the greatest of nature's treasures.
- William Blake (And he wasn't born yesterday, either ..... )