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you know it's time to come home to Oz when

you know it's time to come home to Oz when

Old Dec 3rd 2002, 3:40 am
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Default you know it's time to come home to Oz when

You know you've been in the UK too long when...

You have given up complaining about the Victorian banking services offered in the UK

You have given up explaining why you are half an hour late to work as no one notices or cares

Coming to work with a hangover is entirely acceptable and indeed expected at least once a week

You can actually give directions to some of those annoying tourists in Oxford Street

You don't even bother looking out the window in the morning to check what the day is like. You know it is overcast

You consider a suit to be normal attire for the pub

You expect men to actually cut, comb and style their hair (using hair products), and to wear decent clothes. Jeans and a T-shirt are no longer socially acceptable

You think £20 for a haircut is quite reasonable

You can't remember what "customer service" means

After a big night out you find yourself looking for a Curry House, and not a 24 hour McDonalds

More than three hours sunlight on a Summers day seems excessive
You don't think twice about tipping your hairdresses

You finish every sentence with "Cheers" or "Yeah"
You only just realise you've lost your sunnies, you left them in Greece two summers ago

You start thinking English cuisine isn't all that bad afterall, I mean, it's hard to beat a full English breakfast

You are on to your sixth umbrella and your second overcoat

You buy a disposable baby BBQ from Tescoes

You realise your suntan lotion is the stuff you originally bought from home with you

A day at the beach means wearing the warmest clothes you own while standing on golf ball sized pebbles and the thought of swimming doesn't even enter your head

You always call soccer Football... and you now have a team... and it's not Manchester United

You don't think twice about buying a packaged sandwhich

A sunny lunchtime means searching for a patch of grass and stripping off to practically your underwear

You start to accept queing as a way of life

You actually say "Sor'ed", "it's all gone a bit pear shaped" or my favourite "they're all over the shop"
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