Every year, it is sunny for three days in a row, and we declare a drought. Every year, we have an inch of snow and the country grinds to a halt. This happens every year, as if we had never seen snow or sunshine before.
Where do I start? How we are far more liable to lock up woman for offenses a man won't serve jail time for, even if this destroys a family? That's stupid.
Lighter hearted... in Holland and I believe in the US there are electrical sockets in the bathroom, and light switches. In the UK, the light switches has to be one of those string pulls or outside the bathroom, and only shaver sockets are allowed. Despite the 'safety' this give the Brits, I have yet to see plies of bodies of people who got electrocuted turning on a light-switch with a wet hand in Holland. There's this insane 'nannification' treating people like they are idiots (because even in Britain we have idiots, LOL).
We pretend like we are still a world power. Our nukes were only ever aimed at France anyway...
We try hard to ignore all the shitty thing we did in days of Empire.
We prevaricate, excuse, justify and apologise for stuff that could be fixed if we were bothered enough, or avoid doing anything about it by reminiscing about the Blitz spirit or sucking down some newspaper fabricated scare.
We allow obscene intrusion into celebrity's private lives.
Most of us read 'newspapers' I wouldn't put under a cat. Although American journalism can be just as biased, apart from the usual suspects (National Enquirer et. al), it really is better quality on average than any of the traditional tabloids.
We put up with joke politicians and the divorcing of the voters from any real say in day-to-day politics.
We pretend we aren't part of Europe, like if we close our eyes and breathe quietly it will go away.
Despite the fact we know more about other countries than some nationalities, when we visit them we still tend to either be condescending, drunk, surprised at climatic extremes lower than 35 degrees F (0C) and over 70 F (21C), sun-burnt, indolently expectant of everything being like it is at home, combinations thereof or otherwise embarrassing.
We let Tony get away with it.
We say sorry too much.
We suck at at sport every sport we invented. Football. Tennis. Cricket. Rugby. Boxing.
We don't invest nearly enough in our future (education, research).
We vote in governments that slash tax for 17 years so we can afford a second car and then wonder why the schools, public transports networks and health service are in such a bad state. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
You know the Elgin Marbles? That's nothing. If the pyramids at Giza had been a little smaller, we'd have shipped them to the British Museum lock block and mummy.
I am so traumatised by this list I have to skin up...
Oh yeah, idiotic drug laws... that too...