Thank you for shopping here, but you disgust me

It’s considered a truism that customer service in the USA is far better than that found in the UK. I would say that this difference is often overstated, but then again… My good friend over at the blog Puppetman, recently wrote a post about a well-known anachronistic umbrella shop in London: James Smith and Sons, […]

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Everyone in Britain has one. No one in America does.

There is one thing that you can be sure to find in every household in the United Kingdom: an electric kettle. There’s one in every dormitory room, squat, bedsit, flat, house, bungalow and mansion in the country. I’ve literally never been in any residence or dwelling of any kind, ever in Britain, that did not […]

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Canadians are your enemies

If you are an American considering moving to the UK, the biggest obstacle you will face here isn’t the English class system, or people judging you on your accent or even getting used to an unfamiliar culture. Your most significant challenge will come from…Canadians. The citizens of Canada have a reputation for being amiable and […]

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