[Twice in one night! Wooo!]
Found this gem of a Twitter user from Tom Hiddleston's page some time ago. I'm experiencing an onset of Anglophilia recently, which is rather evident from the fact that I was only in England for a cumulative 24 hours (including sleeping) but still thought that London was the highlight of my entire trip.
[I saw so many British things I was able to identify! As in, recognise pop culture things and know whatever it is they are.]
Coupled with my exposure to British film, TV and books (plus my current craze with English actors) growing up, London is certainly a place I'd like to visit again, albeit for far more hours this time around.
So without further ado, since I have/had a lot of time on my hands tonight (eagle-eyes will spot that I went all the way back to January 2013 for tweets), here are some very-British problems that I can identify with:
Entering into mild panic if unable to pick the correct amount of change from your hand within three secondsAnd then people in the back start tsk-ing and tapping their toes...
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) November 12, 2013
Saying hello to a friend in the supermarket, then creeping around like a burglar to avoid seeing them againThis is unfortunately me. I'm so awkward around people, I skip the 'hello' and jump right to 'creeping'.
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) November 8, 2013
Pretending to write down a number on an imaginary pad with an imaginary pen when you're on the phone and have neitherThis is slightly a problem; I either find the pen or I find the paper. Never both.
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) October 28, 2013
Watching with quiet sorrow as you receive a different haircut to the one you requestedI am quiet because I don't do righteous indignation well.
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) October 9, 2013
Noticing somebody smiling at you and wondering what on earth must be wrong with your faceExactly! And they're always smiling at someone behind me.
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) June 26, 2013
The terror of these words: "And then later I'll ask everyone to stand up and present their ideas to the room"
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) January 15, 2013
To the last, I don't have to be standing to be terrified.