Must admit, when I hear someone with what we (Brits) would term as a “common accent”, I tend to run ten yards in the opposite direction! They are most likely tourists and typically have loud in-law parents with them too. That smoke. Their kids are annoyingly brattish; perhaps it’s the being “abroad” thing? They always seem to dress for the season and not for the weather!
This is as stereotypical of the perceived view that the Brits have of US visitors. Won’t go there, but I think you have a good idea of both sides.
Please share your anecdotal confidences with the rest of the planet, or for at least for now, my blog…