In his report from London on Thursday, Clarence Hill did a masterful job of working in every possible stereotype about England.
I lived the best part of my life in London. London is the most cosmopolitan city in the world.
There is no lack of variety in foods. There are restaurants serving cuisines of from all across the world in every part of town. You don’t have to go very far for Italian, Chinese and Indian or any other kind of taste anywhere in London.
And I find it very hard to believe that any server in any restaurant there would be so rude as to tell the customer about the portion sizes.
In Friday’s writing, Mr. Hill tried to walk back some of it on the pretense, saying that he was trying to be funny.
I went back and read his column again to make sure that I have not missed anything. But I regret to say I failed to find anything humorous in it.
My advice to Mr. Hill is that if you go abroad expecting everything to be like it is at home, then the best thing to do is to stay home.
— J.S. Malhotra, Arlington