Thanks to all who commented on the last post! Karen had a good point -- sometimes it's better not to tell cabbies where you're going until you get in. That way, they have to take you.
And maybe mince pies are better with Devonshire clotted cream. I'm just not sure I'll ever find out.
Here are some more weird British things. Feel free to comment and let me know if it's just me, or if these things are indeed strange for most non-natives. (Last post on the weirdness, I promise!)
Toilets with a button on top - What is with that? I want a lever to flush, dammit. Not some button on the top.
Washing machines that open from the front - I find washing machines here, in general, so confusing. And don't get me started on the washer/dryer all-in-one combo!
Power outlets with on-off switches - I think this is a great idea. Plug it in, turn it on.
TV licenses - What, I have to pay to have a telly? And the funniest fact of all (discovered when I had to write the 'Life in the UK' test): if you're blind, you get 50 per cent off your license. What a deal!
Small, small fridges - I can't believe how big fridges are when I go back home.
Standing up in pubs - Please can we sit down? Why do I have to stand here awkwardly with my drink, even if there are chairs available?