10 Things You Cannot Avoid In British CultureSaturday, 12 November 2016
I thought I'd put a little list together of the things that you cannot avoid in British Culture - let me know how many you agree with:
One of the first things I think of is British Soaps. We've all grown -up watching them and I always remember something tragic happening in every single one around Christmas time. It was a big event! The other week I was invited to the Emmerdale studios to take a look around. You can now buy tickets for the tour - here. The perfect present for any soap lovers in the family at Christmas.
All problems in life are solved with a good cup of tea... well that's what the British believe. I only stock Yorkshire Tea in my house (I feel a separate Yorkshire list coming on) - it's the best tea....
We love to hate it. It's a given that British people spend what feels like 40% of their life queuing. And woe betide you if you jump said queue. You are in for a whole world of eye-rolls and very loud tuts.
4. Not Complaining
Which leads me very nicely into 'not complaining.' If someone wrongs us or we don't get the service we were expecting, we won't be saying it to your face. But we will be dining out on the story for months...
You can not beat a good English pub, especially in Winter. The real fire going, a nice pint and some good pub grub. Local pubs is also where you find some of life's most interesting characters.
6. Roast Dinners
Speaking of pub grub, I love getting wrapped up and going to the pub on a Sunday. Is Sunday dinner the best thing ever? You bet it is.
7. Talking About The Weather
The subject of many an office chat, also when I'm on the phone to my mum, when I get home and speak to my boyfriend.... You get the picture, we bloody love talking about the weather. Mainly because we have the most mediocre weather on the planet.
8. Over-reacting to Warm Weather
What's that? Double digits? Well the calls for a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops surely? As soon as their is a hint of a sunny day you WILL see a man walking around with no top on. It's 14 degrees but he doesn't care.
9. Saying Sorry
Every had someone bump into you, for you to say sorry to them? Yep, me too. We literally apologise for everything and it needs to stop. Sorry.
The British sense of humour is very dry, they say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. I think people say that because they don't get the joke...