When I run in the early hours or in the evening, I carry my runner's mace. It gives me a (probably false) sense of security that should somebody with unfriendly intentions approach, I can give them a quick spray and sprint off safely into the distance. I'm glad to report that I haven't used it yet, but I'm also glad that I'm allowed to carry it should the need arise!
We don't watch too much TV in our house, but I'm always shocked at what is considered to be daytime viewing in the States. Swearing, violence, commercials for erectile dysfunction, you name it. If I didn't have children, this probably wouldn't seem as shocking to me, so I love that the UK has the 9pm watershed on the major TV channels. This means that shows with inappropriate content are generally not shown until after 9pm.
I was driving on the freeway the other day. The 2 fast lanes were going pretty slowly and I was in a wee bit of a hurry, so I overtook on the inside lane. THE INSIDE LANE people! Although this is perfectly legal here, I rarely do it because it always gives me major feelings of guilt and wrongdoing.
Us Brits don't really like to complain or cause a fuss. We like to adhere to rules and regulations. When we return items to stores, we mostly have our receipts in hand and our feelings of guilt for causing a fuss. Over here though, it's no big deal. No receipt? No problem. Returning something months after you bought it? Again, usually no problem. The customer is always right. Thank you America!
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It's funny, because I've probably spent half of my life living outside the UK, but I guess because I was brought up there, the laws and feelings of British-ness will never leave me. This isn't a bad thing, I'm very proud to be Scottish (okay, British) and it gives me a laugh every day at the differences between the way things are done both here and back home. Incidentally, did you know it's illegal in the UK to put a postage stamp on upside down if it has an image of the Queen on it? It's actually considered an act of treason! Have a good day y'all, God Save the Queen :)