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How British Are Your Problems?

When someone doesn't respect the queuing system.

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  1. Tick off all the things that are problems in your life.

    Someone using your favourite mug.
    Someone making themselves a cup of tea, but not offering to make you one.
    When you offer to make tea and someone actually accepts your offer.
    When someone makes you a cup of tea and puts the milk in first.
    Dropping a biscuit in your tea.
    When you have to do the awkward fast walk because someone is holding a door open for you.
    When someone doesn't say thank you when you hold a door open.
    When it's more than 24°C and you're stuck at work.
    When it's more than 24°C and there is no space in the park.
    Forgetting your umbrella when it's pissing it down.
    Wearing your big coat in the morning and then being too hot for the rest of the day.
    When the person in front of you doesn't have their money ready.
    When the self checkout machine tells you there's an unexpected item in the bagging area, and there ISN'T.
    Slightly jogging for a bus and then missing it.
    Having to repeat yourself more than once because someone couldn't hear you.
    Having to ask someone to repeat something more than once because you couldn't hear them.
    The door bell ringing when you're not expecting anyone.
    Having to sign for a package in your pyjamas.
    Paying more than £4 for a pint.
    Having to pretend who don't know whose round it is when you know exactly whose round it is (not yours).
    Finally getting a doctor's appointment, and then feeling 100% better.
    When you ask if someone wants the last roast potato and they actually take it.
    When you ask if someone wants the last biscuit and they actually take it.
    When strangers smile at you in public
    Making eye contact with people in public.
    When you ask someone how they are and they actually tell you.
    Someone not respecting the queuing system.
    People who get on the train before they let you off.
    Forgetting your "Bag for life" and having to buy another one.
    Refusing to pay 5p for a bag so carrying all of your items.
    When the phone rings and it's an unknown number.
    When the phone rings and it's someone calling about PPI.
    Whenever the phone rings.
    When they've run out of you favourite sandwhich, so you have to settle for your second favourite.
    When the waiter at Nando's asks if you've been there before.

How British Are Your Problems?

You most likely have no problem with how people make their tea and enjoy smiling at strangers in public. You also have absolutely no problem with self-checkout machines because there are never any unexpected items in your bagging area. Lucky you.

Your problems are not very British.
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Your problems are sort of British. You might not hold a grudge against a stranger because they didn't say thank you one time but you probably won't forgive someone for a poorly made cup of tea.

Your problems are mildly British.
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You lie awake at night thinking about people's poor tea making abilities and those who have no respect for a good old fashioned queue. You secretly still haven't forgiven that person at work who used YOUR mug one time.

Your problems are very British.
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