13 Signs You’ve Lived in London For Too Long

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When you’ve lived in London longer than six months, whether you like it or not, you’ll find yourself changing from ‘human’ to ‘Londoner,’ a very different species indeed…

 

1. You no longer understand the real meaning of the word ‘cheap’.

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[ashevillealetrail]
‘£4.50 for a pint? That’s pretty reasonable!’

 

2. You take for granted that you have friends from all over the world.

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[designboom]
And that some places outside of London are actually pretty cultural barren 🙁

 

3. You’ve forgotten how to drive.

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[hapusen]
And that outside of London tubes don’t even exist!!!!

 

4. You aren’t surprised when there’s a delay on your tube line.

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[weknowmemes]
And you *barely* even get mad about it anymore… *barely*.

 

5. You forget to stop and smell the roses… so to speak.

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[giphy]
People travel thousands of miles to see the buildings and sights you ignore on your daily commute.

 

6. You’ve got the tube map down.

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[en.wikepedia]
But any other map and you’re f*cked… Ask me to locate Milton Keynes?

 

7. Nothing surprises you anymore.

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[defpen]
Pop up shop for doggie cocktails, cool. Cafe exclusively selling cucumber smoothies, you bet. An app trying to connect tech-savy toddlers, sure thing.

 

8. You take for granted the ridiculous amount of really really ridiculously good looking people around you.

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Seriously, the London tinder game slays all.

 

9. You measure distance in terms of tube stops.

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‘It’s about 5 stops away mate.’

 

10. You’ve perfected the art of ‘freebee dinners’ from food markets.

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[nohomers]
‘I’ll try one of those.. ooo and one of those please!’

 

11. You’ve learnt how to avoid tourists indefinitely.

That includes eye contact, cameras and small children.

 

12. Being broke is a constant state.

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[giphy]
What is this ‘disposable income’ you speak of?

 

13. You find yourself willing to spend £5 on a bowl of cereal.

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[fannylaetitia]
Well it DOES come with strawberry milk AND a chopped banana!

 

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3 comments

      1. And by that logic yours too.

        When I read this list I didn’t actually take it in but thought: “I’m reading another list from some click bait that I yet again swallowed.” I still compulsively scrolled to the end though,,, as you can see.

        Oh yeah, it’s also a Friday night. Whoopee me.

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