I’ve known three Bulgarians living in the UK, one of whom was married to a friend of mine (she may still be; we’ve drifted out of touch). All of them were stunned on arrival by how little casual corruption there was; but all of them were very firmly of the opinion that, if you have a problem and you take it to the police, you now have two problems.
Now this was around ten years ago, and maybe things have improved, but it still seems like an odd sort of line to put in the mouth of a Bulgarian.
Yes, but we must bear in mind that the scriptwriter is new, and so far not very good; she probably doesn’t know any Bulgarians, any more than the actor does – Ania Sowinski is English, brought up in London, and of Polish extraction, and at her agent’s webpage about her lists
Dialects(* = native)
Languages(* = mother tongue)
Generic “East European” doesn’t seem to me to suggest any particular knowledge of any country, given that it assumes all East Europeans have the same sort of accent, which in my experience they do not.
Very odd, Hedgers, particularly as a few short months ago she seemed positively police-phobic. And very stupid to suggest that Adam has nothing to fear - even if he can produce rock-solid proof of not having knocked Matt down (such a pity Charlie wasn’t there, they could have been canoodling in a dark corner of the casino or something and Charlie could enthusiastically have provided an alibi) the police would have convincing evidence of him loitering around, accosting and assaulting someone. Plod and the CPS might quite want to go for a little easy win on that one.
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a few short months ago she seemed positively police-phobic.
[/quote]Exactly. She more or less cut Roy off for telling the scuffers about the yobs in town. Now it’s “tell the Rozzers guv’n’r”.
Another example of multiple SW’itis and them not taking notice of history (even only a couple of months).
I think the difference is that telling the police about the yobbos might easily have meant more trouble with the yobbos for her and the other pickers; telling the police about Adam is unlikely to involve violent unpleasantness from Adam, at least towards her.
Fair point, although he’d sulk like crazy. Worse, he’d be disappointed !!
I think I’d rather be beaten up than be a disappointment. When the Mothership was disappointed with me it was far worse than when she set at me with feet & sticks & things.
Ah, Armers, it’s fun reversing that one and watching a teenage jaw hit the floor as one begins in mild tones 'I’m not so much disappointed in you
[ pause, switch to Scary Voice ]
as ****ing furious’.
Edited to add: with slight modification, that one worked quite well on delinquent colleagues too.