Interesting/ annoying things about the UK

ButterTart

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Not to turn this topic into something completely different, but the most horrifying examples of public transport accidents in my ”orderly” city happened in 2013 when a local train crashed into a residental building in the middle of the night.

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All this happened while the poor cleaner was cleaning the driver cabin and accidently started the train, drove from depot to neighbouring end station and into the building.
:o Holy shit! Was anyone hurt?
 

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I don’t think this is uniquely British, but asking someone how they are and getting anything more involved than ‘not bad, thanks’ is something I’m never mentally prepared for.
 

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Do other countries have the same problem that we do with ending phone calls?
We have to say every possible version of ‘bye’ and then, as we’re ending the call, do that sort of goodbye quack where you chant ‘byebyebyebyebye’ until you disconnect. I’ve actually felt quite abrupt in the past for hanging up after only saying bye four or five times.

bye! Bye! Love you bye!
 

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This even happens on Teams chats with my project lead :D "Thanks then. Bye. Have a good weekend. ThanksByebyethanksbye"
 

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Not to turn this topic into something completely different, but the most horrifying examples of public transport accidents in my ”orderly” city happened in 2013 when a local train crashed into a residental building in the middle of the night.

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All this happened while the poor cleaner was cleaning the driver cabin and accidently started the train, drove from depot to neighbouring end station and into the building.

oh no, not a poor funkis building :(
 

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