18 Devastating Problems Only People From Essex Will Understand


1. When you lose your chicken in Beaulieu Park.

2. When you don’t have a baby so you have to walk your dog in a pram.

3. When you need to go to Ugley and it makes you laugh.

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4. When even the water isn’t safe.

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5. When you can get good prices, but only on Hi-Fis.

6. When you have to ask your dog not to smoke.

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7. When display snowmen get a little raunchy around Christmas.

8. When people can’t tell the difference between a urinal and a sink.

Sometimes we get things wrong at Essex #essexprobs

— Dane Pereira (@DanePereira96)

9. When you just want to get the bus without seeing someone else’s pants, but that’s not an option.

10. When you get excited by a Lucky Dip and then realise that all you can get are condoms.

Lucky dip condom machine #onlyinessex

— Rebecca Goodeve (@Rebeccagoodeve)

11. When you need to attack a crack.

12. When you’ve got a big secret to keep.

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13. When the welcome sign’s positioning hasn’t been well thought through.

On the way through Essex yesterday and the 1st billboard on the motorway seems very fitting indeed haha #onlyinessex

— Wayne Henderson (@W_Hendo)

14. When you want to go shopping naked.

It scares me that a few shops in town feel they need to tell people this #onlyinessex

— Katie Marsh (@KatieMarshxx)

15. When loitering by a bench will not be tolerated.

16. When even number plates have Essex accents.

This is genuinely someone's number plate #shutup #onlyinessex

— Sandy (@sandyatAB)

17. When you want to order a pint, but your dog got there first.

18. But worst of all…

Only in Essex

— (@WarrenMetcalf)

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Tabatha Leggett is head of buzz at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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