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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

    Cold innit?
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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kindle View Post
    I love your idea of a no-moaning day. We could use it here in the States too.

    On reflection, how about we have one moaning day where we can all moan as much as we like and then we're banned from moaning for the rest of the year?

    Any-one caught moaning will be arrested.
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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

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    Stand at any bus-stop in Britain for one minute and a complete stranger will turn and say 'Cold Innit?' Added by 'Bus is late again innit'?
    By the time the bus comes, the stranger has told you all about their ingrowing toe-nail and the fact that they had to wait 30 mins to see a doctor.

    I myself, love the Turkish oulook on life where everyday is a new day with new joys to be found.

    Why do we do it????? Can't we have a British no-moaning day?
    maybe you just attract the type that like to moan. Try these stock responses.

    I'm sorry but you are confusing me with someone that gives a ****.
    I'm glad you feel able to express your opinion and i wish you every success in finding someone that is actually interested in it (good one for the mother in law-just be ready to run)
    SO!
    If life gets you down remember what the alternative is.

    I hear Essex girls like to moan a lot but in a nice way

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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    maybe you just attract the type that like to moan. Try these stock responses.

    I'm sorry but you are confusing me with someone that gives a ****.I'm glad you feel able to express your opinion and i wish you every success in finding someone that is actually interested in it (good one for the mother in law-just be ready to run)
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    If life gets you down remember what the alternative is.

    I hear Essex girls like to moan a lot but in a nice way
    That is my favourite expression and i do use that one a lot.

    There is a neighbour of mine and Pete and i hide from her. We have a field outside the house which is a magnet for dog walkers. Most of them, we know and we give a cheery wave as they pass our house but Pete and i flee when we spot this woman coming up the lane.
    Her conversation always starts off 'Have you heard what's happened?' Oh god, it's awful....... people like her should be arrested for being a pain in the arsse to the public.

    I hope Carolly doesn't see what you said about Essex girls
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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    maybe you just attract the type that like to moan. Try these stock responses.

    I'm sorry but you are confusing me with someone that gives a ****.
    I'm glad you feel able to express your opinion and i wish you every success in finding someone that is actually interested in it (good one for the mother in law-just be ready to run)
    SO!
    If life gets you down remember what the alternative is.

    I hear Essex girls like to moan a lot but in a nice way
    But of course
    Women are bitchy and predictable ...men are not and that's the key to knowing the truth.

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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

    My initial thought was of iconic British comedian Eric Idle.

    From the "Argument Clinic" sketch :

    You want to complain! Look at these shoes. I've only had them three weeks and the heels are worn right through. If you complain nothing happens, you might as well not bother.

    Oh, my back hurts, it's not a very fine day and I'm sick and tired of this office...
    And, from the "Travel Agent" sketch :

    I mean what's the point of being treated like a sheep, I mean I'm fed up with going abroad and being treated like a sheep, what's the point of being carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Boventry in their cloth caps and their cardigans and their transistor radios and their 'Sunday Mirrors', complaining about the tea, 'Oh they don't make it properly here do they not like at home' stopping at Majorcan bodegas, selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamares and two veg and sitting in cotton sun frocks squirting Timothy White's suncream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh cos they 'overdid it on the first day'! ...And being herded into endless Hotel Miramars and Bellvueses and Bontinentals with their international luxury modern roomettes and their Watney's Red Barrel and their swimming pools full of fat German businessmen pretending they're acrobats and forming pyramids and frightening the children and barging in to the queues and if you're not at your table spot on seven you miss your bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, the first item on the menu of International Cuisine, and every Thursday night there's a bloody cabaret in the bar featuring some tiny emaciated dago with nine-inch hips and some big fat bloated tart with her hair brylcreemed down and a big arse presenting Flamenco for Foreigners...And then some adenoidal typists from Birmingham with diarrhoea and flabby white legs and hairy bandy-legged wop waiters called Manuel, and then, once a week there's an excursion to the local Roman ruins where you can buy cherryade and melted ice cream and bleedin' Watney's Red Barrel, and one night they take you to a local restaurant with local colour and colouring and they show you there and you sit next to a party of people from Rhyl who keeps singing 'Torremolinos, Torremolinos' and complaining about the food - 'Oh! It's so greasy isn't it?' and then you get cornered by some drunken greengrocer from Luton with an Instamatic and Dr Scholl sandals and last Tuesday's 'Daily Express' and he drones on and on and on about how Mr. Smith should be running this country and how many languages Enoch Powell can speak and then he throws up all over the Cuba Libres. ..And sending tinted postcards of places they don't know they haven't even visited, 'to all at number 22, weather wonderful, our room is marked with an "X". Wish you were here.Food very greasy but we have managed to find this marvellous little place hidden away in the back streets where you can even get Watney's Red Barrel and cheese and onion crisps and the accordionist plays "Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner"' and spending four days on the tarmac at Luton airport on a five-day package tour with nothing to eat but dried Watney's sandwhiches.... and there's nowhere to sleep and the kids are vomitting and throwing up on the plastic flowers and they keep telling you it'll only be another hour although your plane is still in Iceland waiting to take some Swedes to Yugoslavia before it can pick you up on the tarmac at 3 a.m. in the bloody morning and you sit on the tarmac till six because of 'unforeseen difficulties'. i.e. the permanent strike of Air Traffic Control in Paris, and nobody can go to the lavatory until you take off at eight, and when you get to Malaga airport everybody's swallowing Enterovioform tablets and queuing for the toilets and when you finally get to the hotel, there's no water in the taps, there's no water in the pool, there's no water in the bog and there's a bleeding lizard in the bidet, and half the rooms are double-booked and you can't sleep anyway...

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    Re: Why do the British complain so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Bell View Post
    My initial thought was of iconic British comedian Eric Idle.

    From the "Argument Clinic" sketch :



    And, from the "Travel Agent" sketch :



    That is just tooooo wonderful

    The frightening thing is you meet people like that every day in Britain.
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