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    19 British Summer Traditions Americans Will Never Understand

    Honestly, we're proud of our crap looking BBQs.

    1. Getting a tiny disposable BBQ from a petrol station and bringing it to the park to cook between five and eight sausages.

    2. Having a lot of BBQs in the rain.

    3. And going to summer music festivals that seem to exclusively take place in the pissing rain.

    4. Rushing to the pub to buy pints to drink on the pavement as soon as the sun first emerges.

    5. Eating in really shit pub "beer gardens".

    6. Drinking fruity cider in parks, even though we wouldn't touch the stuff in winter.

    7. Putting an entire fucking salad in our drinks.

    8. The overwhelming feeling of indulgence we get from ordering a 99 Flake.

    9. And the outrage we feel at paying £2.50 for it.

    10. Organising picnics and only ever really bringing crisps.

    11. Going to extremely busy campsites to camp surrounded by large numbers of other people.

    12. Eating fish and chips at the seaside on extremely hot summer days.

    13. And spending half the time at the seaside playing on 2p machines in a slightly gross arcade.

    14. Complaining about the weather when it’s raining, and then immediately complaining as soon as it actually gets sunny.

    I'm from Britain and I will complain about the weather being too cold or too hot until I die

    It tends to go from 15°C to 35°C over night so we have basically no time to get used to it. We just melt instead.

    15. Weirdly competitive news stories about British weather.

    16. Making swimming pools out of wheelie bins.

    Bod wouldn't buy us a paddling pool so we made one...

    The only people in the UK who have pools are incredibly rich, the rest of us are forced to improvise. For some reason a lot of British people think getting into a wheelie bin (garbage can) filled with water is a really good idea.

    17. Or spontaneously buying a paddling pool and then letting it go green and gross for the rest of the summer.

    18. Spending the one week a year when it's warm sitting in your garden complaining about the heat in one of these.

    19. And, why men take their shirts off in the middle of town centres when it’s 15°C.