Three Things I don’t like about the UK
Let me clarify, I’m from Northern Ireland, which means I live in the UK, although we are bordered with Ireland, kind of making us the rest of the UK’s often forgotten adopted cousin.
- Sunday Roast
Every Sunday, almost every British family sits down to a dinner of roast beef, potatoes, gravy, and Yorkshire puddings. Almost every British family doesn’t have good taste in my opinion. Sunday Dinner may be part of our ‘quintessentially British culture’, but in terms of things we like, it’s more overrated than Ed Sheeran and the Royal Baby. The beef always seems harder to cut through than the plate and mashed potatoes make me feel the regretful stomach ache I only get after seven bowls of Weetabix (but maybe that’s just my mum’s cooking).
I know it’s quite similar – following the theme of my hate of potatoes (despite the fact that I’m technically Irish)… – but they aren’t even that nice. We obsess over them, putting them on our plate with everything like it’s a necessity, even adding foreign sauces to them such as curry and masala, yet still maintaining the lie that they are still as British as the Queen or bad dental care (which I’m sure isn’t true, USA).
They have soaps everywhere, but I’m certain that the soaps in America don’t come anywhere near the British in terms of being both incredibly mundane and laughably outlandish. ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ may be just as unbelievable as Coronation Street when it comes to plot, but at least the former is based in a large area (L.A), and not in one freaking street. The characters in shows like Eastenders and Corrie are said to be realistic and ‘just like the people we live with every day’. But I refuse to believe in a character that murders their neighbour because he beat her in the town talent show with his cross dressed rendition of the national anthem.
There you have it…..the three reasons why I’m not very patriotic. Make sure to like and comment what you hate about your country (thumbs up for inciting hatred for your country)!