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Only in Britain

Only in Britain . . . do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

Only in Britain . . . can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in Britain . . . are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

Only in Britain . . . do supermarkets make the sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in Britain . . . do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet coke.

Only in Britain . . . do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.

Only in Britain . . . do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the drive and put our junk in the garage.

Only in Britain . . . do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

Only in Britain . . . do we buy hot dogs in packs of ten and buns in packs of eight.

Only in Britain . . . do we use the word "politics" to describe the process of Government. "Poli" in Latin meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures."

 

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