Brits are infamous for their whinging, especially when it comes to the weather. Temperatures below 10°C: absolutely bloody freezing. Temperates above 20°C: waaay too hot. We’re never happy. In fact, according to a survey, the average Brit moans about the weather four times a day, for a total of eight minutes and 21 seconds. That’s a hilarious amount of moaning, but it’s not at all surprising — especially for the socially awkward small-talkers amongst us. (It’s a go-to silence filler, we get it).
Twitter is the customary habitat for the avid moaner; the perfect place for a good old rant about the scorching temperatures on the tube, or the fact that it rained on the first day of August. (We all totally flipped out about this. Ummm, have you forgotten where you live? Don’t pretend you’re surprised).
Here’s a compilation of tweets that perfectly sum up the British public in August. Spoiler: we’re all a bunch of miserable sods.
“August” – Translation: October
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) August 2, 2016
Wearing my winter boots. It’s August 2nd. Bloody England, bloody weather.
— Katrina Hedges (@kittenwoo) August 2, 2016
But then, when we do get a bit of sun…
Dear @Tesco , Can I put a tent up in the chilled aisle of my local 24hr store… please? #hottestdayoftheyear #toohottosleep
— Sophie (@SiHortumHabes) July 19, 2016
— Courtney Francis (@CourtneyFPhoto) July 18, 2016
How to deal with #heatwave:
Moan about it
Occasionally look at sky & shake head
Remember it’ll rain again soon
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) July 19, 2016
It’s especially irritating when we’re trying to sleep…
When we complained about the lack of summer, we didn’t mean we wanted it all on one day. #toohottosleep
— Michelle Graham (@michellelgraham) July 20, 2016
— London’s Buzz (@Londons_Buzz) July 20, 2016
A nation lies on its bed in its pants, waiting for it all to end. #toohottosleep
— Nell Smith (@I_amNell) July 19, 2016
Others even moaned about the moaning…
Some people were pretty reasonable…
Dear England.. Yes it is hot… But don’t complain about it while spending the rest of the year moaning we don’t get a summer#heatwave
— Tom Alston (@TomAlstonLeeds) July 19, 2016
…while others brought out some pretty weird insults…
People moaning about the summer weather. You live in England. Fucking Mong soup.
— DRW (@DaveWhitts) July 11, 2016
And guess what?! There’s apparently another heatwave on the way, so go and buy yourself a fan and stop whining about it. After all, it’ll be raining again next week.