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You're Only An Awkward Brit If You Do 27 Out Of These 43 Things

Honestly, social interactions are difficult for the British.

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    Said sorry when someone bumped into you.
    Said sorry to an inanimate object.
    Not heard someone but just had to nod along to what they were saying anyway.
    Had someone sit on your coat on the bus and had to awkwardly pull it out beneath them.
    Missed your stop because someone was asleep next to you and you didn't want to wake them.
    Sat on the train desperately needing the loo but not wanting to ask the person next to you to move.
    Left somewhere early because you felt like you were overstaying your welcome.
    Deeply hated yourself when you spilled a drink at a friend's house.
    Drank a cup of tea and pretended to love it even though it was pure shite.
    Said no to food even though you secretly wanted some.
    Coughed on the toilet when you knew the poo plop was going to be loud.
    Convinced yourself you were a thief when the alarm went off in a shop, even though you didn't steal anything.
    Eaten smelly food in public and been hyper aware everyone hates you.
    Been convinced you're on the wrong bus/train until you got to your destination.
    Done a weird awkward dance when another cashier opens up at the supermarket and you don't know which queue to get in.
    Thought your music was playing in your headphones but really they weren't plugged in and everyone could hear it.
    Accidentally called your teacher "Mum".
    Spat a little bit when you were talking and pretended it didn't happen.
    Hated public displays of affection.
    Worn something from the shop you're shopping in and been scared you'll be accused of theft.
    Pulled a door that says "push".
    Been slightly scared at the velocity of the revolving door.
    Hated yourself for not thanking the bus driver.
    Received the wrong order but not wanted to cause a scene and complain.
    Not known whether it was a shoes-off or a shoes-on house so had to awkwardly make a executive decision about your footwear.
    Forgotten to bring socks when trying on new shoes and had to borrow the ones from the shop.
    Seen someone queue-jump in front of you but been too nervous to say anything so just slightly death-stared them.
    Thought someone was waving at you when they were really waving at the person behind you.
    Replied to someone when they said "Hey, how are you?" but it turned out they were speaking on the phone.
    Had to ask a stranger in another cubicle to pass you toilet roll.
    Not gone for a wee because you didn't want everyone to think you go too much.
    Pretended to have read something or done something just to join in a conversation.
    Started to say something at the same time as someone else and then got into a polite argument about who should speak first.
    Said "you too" when a waiter said "enjoy your meal".
    Said “just looking, thanks” to a retail worker when you actually did need help.
    Filled an awkward silence by discussing the weather.
    Forgotten someone's name and spent the whole conversation trying to remember it.
    Been offended when someone ended an email "Yours sincerely" because you thought you were at least on an "All the best" level.
    Felt like your wet umbrella was a real burden in someone's porch.
    Offered everyone an array of fleeces after a barbecue, just incase someone was cold.
    Known someone was wrong but agreed with them anyway.
    Felt a weird rush when you can see the queue you're in going down quickly.
    Ended all your conversations with at least three different ways of saying thank you.

You're Only An Awkward Brit If You Do 27 Out Of These 43 Things

You're not an awkward Brit! You're pretty awkward and do things that every awkward Brit does but you aren't THE most awkward, which honestly is a very good thing. You cope pretty well in society and don't embarrass yourself frequently – congratulations on being a fully functional human being.

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You're an awkward Brit! It's a miracle that you manage to function in day to day life because woah you are awkward! You're constantly asking yourself "why did you just do that?" and apologising to people you shouldnt be apologising to. Honestly, it's actually really endearing.

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