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London, not my cup of tea


AvJoeUK  
20 Jul 2007 /  #1
Well today was the first time I went to London since 2000, Im starting a new job as a sales rep and my first 2 weeks I have to train up at the companys main offices in southwark. Now right now Im from a quiet village far away from the hussle and bussle of which I experienced today.

Thought I'd test the water and check how long it would take me from the middle of nowhere to the destination, which turned out to be 2 hours in total.

Train had around 15 stops on the way to Liverpool Station, then a further 3 underground stations I had to change direction and pass through. Gods honest truth I hated the experience! theres so many signs for tourists they end up being more confusing then helpful and Im not a fan of all the shady looking characters on the tube.

Also having to push and shove other people just to get from a to b annoyed me, Im a curtious guy who will give his seat up for someone more needy but that attitude gets you nowhere in London so I guess im going to have to change face :P

Now this is not a complaint but I found it hard to understand why I seemed to be the only english guy around, mass multiculturalism has to be seen to be believed!

Anyways I gotta be getting up at 5.30 everyday to get there on time and oughta be arriving home at 8, wish me luck :D

I could never live in such a place, but hey its for some not for others!
espana 17 | 937  
20 Jul 2007 /  #2
London is a major tourist destination, the world's most exciting city
i dont know how many millons tourist london have, may be 25 a year?
if you dont like the multiculturalism , i think you are fuc* ....
who you want to blame for the bloody multiculturalism? i hope your people and ofcourse the africans and the asians

one time in 1999 a guy from manchester told me ,,,,,,london,,,,,is not england , then a few year after i m in manchester and i think this guy probably is thinking the same about manchester .....soon will be other places .........and then ....poland too
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
20 Jul 2007 /  #3
one time in 1999 a guy from manchester told me ,,,,,,london,,,,,is not england , then a few year after i m in manchester and i think this guy probably is thinking the same about manchester

I know exactly what you mean :( bloody spanish they're everywehere :)
OP AvJoeUK  
20 Jul 2007 /  #4
London is a major tourist destination, the world's most exciting city
i dont know how many millons tourist london have, may be 25 a year?
if you dont like the multiculturalism , i think you are fuc* ....
who you want to blame for the bloody multiculturalism? i hope your people and ofcourse the africans and the asians

Calm down dear, I wasnt blaming anyone I have no problem with it, was just new to me thats all!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Jul 2007 /  #5
bored of london bored of life... cant say much fairer than that... london costs, but just like any major city you have got to make your own way... meet people, make friends and enjoy...
Hueg - | 320  
21 Jul 2007 /  #6
I've never been one for dog days in old london town either Av mate. So you have my sympathy.
A friend of mine gin soaked and leathery before his time moved there and never looked back but it's an acquired taste like cavier perhaps. :)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #7
Question about Europe in general: Is air conditioning found anywhere?
If not, I must never go there except in winter.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Jul 2007 /  #8
In lots of places SG. However, if you come to Britain you can come any time of the year! Its always bloody freezing! ;-)

AvJoeUK

I read your post. I live in Edinburgh which is a much smaller city and getting around is still a nightmare whether you drive a car or take the bus. At rush hour buses are packed and people just barge to the front of queues and bash into you when you're on them. Some people say sorry, others do not and its very frustrating to me because I always apologise if I bash someone by mistake!

Its traffic lights that drive me nuts in Edinburgh, there are so many of them!!!
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #9
Its always bloody freezing! ;-)

Define freezing, please.
I need a temperature.
To me freezing is say 17-20 degrees Fahrenheit = 6 degrees Celsius!
Shawn_H  
21 Jul 2007 /  #10
6 degrees Celsius!

= 42.8 degrees F
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #11
Should have said -6, oops! :)

You're fast Shawn. Finish those base boards......?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Jul 2007 /  #12
I need a temperature.

Okay, today its supposed to be the middle of Summer but our temp here in Edinburgh is maximum 13 degrees celsius (55 in farhenheit). So its not warm. You can go to bbc.co.uk/weather/ and get temps and forecasts for Britain and Europe.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #13
That sounds perrrfect! :) And I wouldn't need a sweater. :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Jul 2007 /  #14
And I wouldn't need a sweater. :)

but you would need an umbrella...and wellington boots...and probably a small row boat at the moment! :-)
Shawn_H  
21 Jul 2007 /  #15
Finish those base boards......?

just need to sweep up.

better peel some potatos as well..
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #16
but you would need an umbrella...and wellington boots...and probably a small row boat at the moment! :-)

think of all the money I could save on moisturizers and eye drops...... :)

just need to sweep up.

better peel some potatos as well..

......but........what about he cake? aren't you gonna bake a cake? :(
Shawn_H  
21 Jul 2007 /  #17
too warm. maybe some minty chocolate chip ice cream.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #18
minty chocolate chip ice cream.

I'm gonna have myself a dewey glass of Gewurtztraminer......
love that crisp apple flavor :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Jul 2007 /  #19
think of all the money I could save on moisturizers and eye drops...... :)

this is the bright side...
Shawn_H  
21 Jul 2007 /  #20
I'm gonna have myself a dewey glass of Gewurtztraminer......
love that crisp apple flavor :)

perfect....

If you like the Gewurts... ever tried Niersteiner Spatlese (Gustav Adolf Scmitt)?

BB Could probably tell you about it..

Ze Fienest Prrrodukt from ze faderland! :-)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #21
If you like the Gewurts... ever tried Niersteiner Spatlese (Gustav Adolf Scmitt)?

No, I haven't, but I can look for it! Dzenkuje Shawnie :)
Shawn_H  
21 Jul 2007 /  #22
Niersteiner Spatlese (Gustav Adolf Scmitt)

Late Harvest.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #23
Ze Fienest Prrrodukt from ze faderland! :-)

I thought Bratwurst was the finest produkt...... :D
Shawn_H  
21 Jul 2007 /  #24
If you say so... ;-)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
21 Jul 2007 /  #25
Don't you have some potatoes in need of peeling! ;)
Hueg - | 320  
22 Jul 2007 /  #26
surely dear admin posts 15 onward are off topic and more suited to random non abusive chat? We've got to have consistency in all things, including cake mixture and rule enforcement. :)
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
22 Jul 2007 /  #27
If not, I must never go there except in winter.

we're not allowed it in my office, excuse given, because we are a government department it's a security risk?! so it's okay for it to be well in excess of 30 degrees in the office and all the staff drop dead with heat stroke?
peterweg 37 | 2,320  
28 Jul 2007 /  #28
Using the worst summer in 60years as a definition of the UK climate isn't fair. There have been days in this century when temps hit 39C, most of the summers have have 30C+ summers and no rain for months. This year is an extreme exception, Scotland isn't a the best place for warm weather either.
impamiiz - | 13  
7 Jan 2008 /  #29
London is great - the only miserable thing about London is travel and public transportation. But it takes up a minute part of your day, relatively, it's not worth worrying about. Just zone out, read a book (or pretend to), plug in your ipod and stare at the floor whilst walking briskly in straightlines. No criss-crossing, no eye-contact and DEFINATELY don't try to start up a conversation!

Other than that London is just brilliant, I am actually scared of moving away when I go to university. It'll be hard to adjust and I fear I'll come back being one of those people who start threads like this! Heheh
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
7 Jan 2008 /  #30
Im scared of moving out too, but the property prices are forcing me out. I think most people who live or lived here have a love/hate relationship with it. It is without doubt a fantastic city, but it can be hard to live here too.

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