Here, in the UK, we’re exhibiting shock and awe at hosepipe bans (tabloid favourite).
Revelling in the hottest summer since… the last hottest one.
Meanwhile, in England, we’re bemused that the kids are STILL on holiday.
Bedraggled parents are counting the days to the new school term and bemoaning the ridiculous holiday teachers enjoy.
All while dreading the compulsory purchase of new uniforms and the inevitable procrastination to buy school shoes.
Why is it, that if you are organised enough to buy the kids new shoes in July they won’t fit by September? And if you wait until September 3 thousand others turn up to Clarks on the same day?
This September, tabloid headlines will announce an ‘Indian Summer’ followed by ‘Brace yourself Britain for the coldest winter since 1982’.
Did you know the Met Office first described an Indian Summer in 1916 as ‘A warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November’? Sounds lovely.
Complaining has never been easier and yet we get it completely wrong.
We complain about the weather, teacher’s holidays and busy shops when there’s little we can do about it.
Then keep our mouths shut while customer service deteriorates around us.
‘Don’t say anything, you might upset them.’
Yes, it’s still summer in the UK.
I’m not complaining.
I love it
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