HOW I FEEL ABOUT ENGLAND
Don't try to find any logical orders in this list. Besides I'm sure I've forgotten many things that would come to my mind in a conversation. So, please comment and I'm sure I'll find lots of things to answer.
<o:p> </o:p>As a matter of fact I like the way I did not feel "judged" when I lived in England. Honestly people tend to be more open-minded, and less prompt to put you in a definite category and forget you there, than in France.
<o:p> </o:p>I like your sandwiches. A snack in France is always awfully expensive, boring, unimaginative and tasteless. I suppose this explains why we have a proper cooked lunch and dinner. This has been changing in cities though. People getting a shorter break at lunchtime have to eat out. And our wages don't allow us to eat at the restaurant every day !
<o:p> </o:p>I like your shops and the way customers seem to be respected as such. In France you've always got to be aware that someone is trying to make you pay more than you should, or sell you something that doesn't work, or that's damaged... And then it's a real battle to get refunded. All the same, French customers are all the more satisfied than they have managed to pay less than they should have.
<o:p> </o:p>I like the way people are helpful and naturally friendly. Of course you have exceptions. But in France the exception is the other way round. It strikes my students every time I take some to England.
<o:p> </o:p>I like your idea of comfort and the way you make it more important than your looks.
<o:p> </o:p>I like your countryside. It's beautiful everywhere, even where in France there would be nothing to see : no hedges, no sheep, boring, overused for wheat and beetroots' fields.
<o:p> </o:p>I like your humour.
<o:p> </o:p>I like my English friends.
I don't like
The fake fires in your living-rooms.
I'm not fond of having carpet all over the place in the house even in the bathroom.
I don't like some rules in schools, and the way religion is so mixed with education.
I don't like marmite.
Tags : English way of life, likes and dislikes
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