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17 Earth-Shattering Summer Problems Only British People Will Understand

It's been a great summer so far. But we can't wait for it to end.

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1. When everyone's trying to have barbeques at the same time and inevitably getting them horribly wrong.

2. Like when these guys dropped their meat.

3. And these people ran out of Pimm's.

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4. When buses inexplicably turn their heating on at exactly the hottest part of the year.

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5. When people insist on playing infuriating bongos in the park.

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6. And our largest nation's football team's most memorable contribution to a World Cup is when their physio gets injured celebrating a goal.

Now it's all over let's remember England's most memorable moment #WC2014Brasil #england

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Now it's all over let's remember England's most memorable moment #WC2014Brasil #england

10:44 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Even at the height of the hottest summer in years, going to festivals involves a lot of mud.

Weather warning issued for Glastonbury-goers as the mud bath worsens http://t.co/4bBqAMMn2f

IndyArts@IndyArts

Weather warning issued for Glastonbury-goers as the mud bath worsens http://t.co/4bBqAMMn2f

4:45 PM - 27 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. Because in the UK, there's always plenty of room for storms and showers.

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9. Even Google can't resist being sarcastic about the British weather.

10. Because when it rains in the summertime, it rains.

This is a Saturday afternoon, in the middle of July, in England. #BritishSummer

Simon Clark@SimonClark8

This is a Saturday afternoon, in the middle of July, in England. #BritishSummer

10:03 PM - 19 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. Storms caused flash-flooding this year and submerged a tube station.

Ruislip bears the brunt of torrential rain in London http://t.co/CYfjW9lUuy

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Ruislip bears the brunt of torrential rain in London http://t.co/CYfjW9lUuy

10:09 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. But at least a new sport, backyard swimming, was invented.

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13. As everyone knows, when it gets hot in Britain, it gets unbearably hot. And everyone complains.

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As a country we don't do air conditioning, except in supermarkets.

14. So being at work is great fun.

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15. No one knows what to do with butter.

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16. And hay fever is LITERALLY the worst thing that had ever happened.

17. Worst of all, people can't enjoy themselves because they're too busy worrying about when to call it and say summer is over.

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