I went on a very interesting training course last week and at lunch the conversation turned to national traits. My colleagues were very interested in a trait they see as being very English – the need to queue!
They asked me where I queue, why I queue and if everybody in England queues. The answers are; everywhere, because it’s the only way to get to the front in an organised and fair manner and, yes, we all queue – or expect to get shouted at for not joining an orderly line!
My question in response is – how do you get on a bus or train without queuing? How do you know who is next to be served at the Post Office?
Here is an amusing story about one of our national pastimes -. I would love to hear about the traits that define your nationality so please post your favourites here.