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Tough Interview Questions

Job review company Glassdoor have compiled a list of the toughest interview questions by country. Here are the toughest from the UK for 20...

You know you're British when...

You believe that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all good nights for drinking. Sunday is also entirely reasonable.

After a big night out you find yourself looking for a curry house.

Coming to work with a hangover is entirely accepted and indeed expected at least once a week.

You're always half an hour late to work and no one notices or even cares.

You can actually give directions to tourists on Oxford Street!

You step over a drunk on the underground rather than offering to help them.

You don't even bother looking out of the window when you get up in the morning to check what the weather is like. You know it is grey and overcast.

You consider a suit to be normal attire for the pub.

You expect men to actually cut, comb and style their hair (using hair products). And to wear decent clothes and moisturize daily.

You collapse with laughter when listening to the funny accent of the Aussie international telephone operator (or on TV!).

You think £40 for a haircut is quite reasonable.

You can't remember what 'customer service' means.

More than three hours sunlight on summer days seems excessive.

You don't think twice about tipping your hairdresser

You finish every sentence with 'Cheers' or 'Yeah'.

You only realise you have lost your sun glasses when you remember you left them in Greece 2 summers ago.

You like English cooking. After all, it's hard to beat a full English breakfast.

You are on to your 6th umbrella and your second overcoat... this year.

You buy disposable baby BBQs from Tesco.

A day at the beach means wearing the warmest clothes you own while standing on golf ball-size pebbles and the thought of swimming doesn't even enter your head.

You always call soccer "football" and you support a team that's not Manchester United.

You don't think twice about buying a sandwich wrapped in cellophane.

A sunny lunchtime means searching for a patch of grass and stripping off practically down to your underwear.

You've accepted queuing as a way of life. In fact you're proud of how good you are at it.


  1. Anonymous4:25 am

    That last one reminded me of something Andy Parsons said:

    "The British only do two things; complaining and queueing. We only queue up so that we've got something to complain about".

  2. Nice one.

    Actually a German accused me of "liking" queuing last night. I retorted that we don't "like" it, we just don't like people who don't do it.

  3. I'm guessing this wasn't written by a brit

  4. You'd be guessing wrong. Well, it was "posted" by a Brit. We like laughing at ourselves. ;)

  5. im acctually british (manchester born n bred) and only agree with a couple of them

    must be a southern thing :P

  6. Well I guess to a Mancunian, Nottingham is south. ;)

  7. Anonymous5:37 pm

    THink somebody confused British with London

  8. Anonymous9:19 am

    We call Soccer "football" because that's the proper name for the game!

    If it wasn't then what the American's play wouldn't be called "American Football"


  9. Anonymous2:41 am

    Since when is it weird to buy sandwiches wrapped in cellophane? I fail to see the problem in that...

  10. Quote - "If it wasn't then what the American's play wouldn't be called 'American Football'"

    By that logic, it should be called American Rugby.

  11. The only country I'd ever seen sandwiches served like this was the UK.

    Unfortunately they are creeping into the rest of Europe.

    It's even making inroads into France, so much so it was worthy of a news article:-

    Le Sandwich

  12. Anonymous1:49 pm

    I hardly agreed with any of them and I'm British through and through. I've lived in South London for my entire life.

  13. Anonymous9:47 pm

    I haven't read or heard someone say "manchester united" in a while. I had to read it twice to realise it meant "man united." I'm scouse (born and bred) and I only agree with a couple of them.

  14. Anonymous6:32 am

    Sandwiches wrapped in cellophane OR in triangular plastic boxes. Haven't seen that yet in the US (unfortunately).

    And the lack of queuing here (I sadly live in New York after my dad married an American, although I grew up in Surrey and am full English) bothers me a lot. I hate the way Americans have to shove their way to the front. If you do actually try to form a que, you'll never get up to the counter. Quite obnoxious.

  15. He he. Poor you, I know what you mean. It's mixed up here in Germany, sometimes people queue, for example at the bakers, sometimes they don't, for example for buses etc, they rarely queue at the theatre or cinema.

    @Anonymous footy fan - surely you mean Man U.

  16. Sorry to the person who said I wasn't British, I deleted your comment by mistake. As for whether I'm British or not, well - who knows? ROFL

  17. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. Hướng Dẫn Học: 52 Video Phát Âm Tiếng Anh | KISS English


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