Originally Posted by misterbizmuth
Dubs are dreadful people, get rid asap.
A) Are you Irish?
B) Regardless of your previous answer, do you remember your first bona fide friendship with a foreigner? Not just meeting one, I mean the first time you thought of one as a friend? No Nordies, but other regular Brits can be included.
One of my best friends is a guy I've never met, nor even spoken to on the phone.
He's an Israeli I met in one of the old MSN chatrooms. I had just returned from UN service in Lebanon and mentioned this in the chatroom.. He contacted me and we struck up a conversation and friendship which has lasted in 2001.
Not long after I met another foreigner who was to become a close friend, training partner and team mate (when he was granted Irish citizenship he represented Ireland alongside me in Judo competitions).
He's Iranian, then through me he became friends with my Jewish Israeli friend.
I've no plans to meet my Israeli buddy but when his niece was about to join the Israeli Defence Force he asked me would I take to her about the Lebanese side of the border and my job as a soldier with UNIFIL as she was about to serve in the northern command.
I've stayed in touch with her and have met her a number of times when she's visited Ireland (after her service), and I've been invited to her wedding.
All this through an old MSN chatroom!.. Prior to that I don't recall any particular foreign friends.
Would you prefer to have brains or brawn?.. (I've brawn, would prefer brains).