Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Please help...

Look at these poor men.

Yesterday they were complaining that it was cloudy, cold for the time of year and threatening to rain.

Today they are complaining that it is too hot and that the lack of rain is bad for their gardens.

Sad, isn't it? You see, these men aren't just miserable gits! They, and millions like them, are suffering from:

Terminal Englishness

Typical symptoms include complaining about the weather no matter what it is like, endless tea drinking and, possibly worst of all, believing that England is the only place in the world that is important.

But it doesn't have to be like this!

With you help we can ship these people to new and distant lands, such as America, Canada and Australia, just like in the olden days, where they will be thought of as interesting eccentrics and be able to live out the rest of their lives without driving the rest of us totally insane.

Thank you!


9 comments:

territerri said...

As long as they can switch from tea to beer, they'd fit RIGHT in over here in America.

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - I guess a lot of you have roots over here so maybe that explains it? Perhaps they have Terminal English Roots?

Ali said...

Yeah, I was about to say the same - if they can become terminal Labatt's drinkers then WELCOME TO CANADA!

Err, I am somewhat of a terminal tea drinker, and I DO love a good complaining rant...perhaps my family tree is incorrect, and I am in fact English, and not Irish or Scottish? :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Ali - I am not aware of the Irish being very bad at complaining about the weather, but according to my mom, who lived in Scotland for a few years, they also complain about the weather a lot - though probably with good reason, it was either freezing cold or warm with swarms of midges everywhere!

Sitting in Silence said...

LMAO...they look adorable...bless them...

I think I have caught it over here in AU....we are in on of the coldest snaps in 20 years and I cant cope...
x

Princess of the Universe said...

Glamour Puss posted something very similar to this yesterday...do you read her blog?

Kiki said...

Uh...I think I have been complaining a lot about the weather here, it is steamy hot here. When we walk outside it is like walking into a wet washcloth...I arrive to work sweaty because the a/c in my car can't get cold enough in the 8 minutes it takes me to get there!!!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Sitting in Silence - I have seen Neighbours - I know the weather is always wonderful in Australia!

Princess - No I don't - a case of "great minds think alike"?

Kiki - "walking into a wet washcloth" - what a fantastic description! Maybe you should take a longer route to work? :-)

tz said...

LOL...
we have our share of complainers here (and if it's about the weather I'm one of them, we're on our 21st day of above 90)