Should we blame it all on the Communists?
This post has been sitting in my Drafts folder for a long time. I've Googled, I've mused, I've brainstormed. The fact is though that I only have one thing to say. I know it might be controversial - and before you ask, yes, I am aware of the recent local election results which depressingly showed that a significant number of Czechs would like them back - but the essence of what I want to say is this. Stop blaming everything on the Communists. I'm talking especially to you, Mr Smug Expat. I'm sick of your supposedly insightful pronouncements. You may think it makes you sound wise when you say, "Ah yes, of course, but you must remember that they used to live under Communism," in reply to every grumble raised by your fellow foreigners. Frankly, it's starting to get on my nerves. Surely if a twenty year old waitress is rude to me that means she needs an attitude adjustment - or a slap. Can it really be blamed on a regime which ended before she was born? And the bureaucracy. Isn't that More