Hello there. So sorry to interrupt. I just wanted to very quickly tell you why you should follow Very British Problems on Twitter.
You see, the world can be a lonely place. It’s a little impersonal, a tad disconnected. We are surrounded by fast-moving streams of information or lost (sometimes literally when the tube is really busy) in a sea of faces.
Twitter is often a part of that – sharing on social media can feel like shouting into the void – but other times, it can be a salvation. And a quick flick through Twitter account Very British Problems is just that. In fact, it’s got our British problems so right, an entire show has been made in response: Very British Problems, tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 4.
Each of their Tweets are tiny, 140-character mirrors for all the strange things we Brits unthinkingly do on a daily basis.
Trying to tell the hairdresser to please stop cutting by staring silently at your reflection— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) August 28, 2014
Sure, we might not chat to strangers, or even make eye contact on the bus, but we are all the same really. That’s a heartwarming thought, isn’t it?
"Sorry, I think you might have dropped something" - Meaning: "You have definitely dropped that specific item"— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) May 5, 2014
Very British Problems sums up all about the silly, strange and awkward moments we create in our day-to-day lives. Things like queuing…
Brit 1: Sorry, are you in the queue?— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) December 18, 2014
Brit 2: Oh, no I'm not, sorry!
Brit 1: Oh, sorry!
<both Brits laugh uncontrollably with relief>
"Sorry I'm late, have you been waiting long?"— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) February 1, 2015
"No, not at all, only a few minutes…"
Translation: "37 minutes, 18 seconds"
And terrible phone conversations:
"Sorry, I'm not quite sure what happened there" - Translation: We both kept saying hello so I panicked and hung up— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) October 28, 2014
I, as an introvert desperately trying to masquerade as an extrovert, feel an affinity with every single tweet.
"Which way are you going?" - Translation: I'll be leaving in the opposite direction, regardless of my intended destination— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) December 21, 2014
Very British Problems don’t tweet all the time. Not even every day. This is about quality, not quantity.
"Yeah, could do" - Translation: That is a terrible plan, please remain quiet while I quickly think of an alternative— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) September 26, 2014
And there’s even more good news, telly fans. It’s also being developed into a TV show. “Expect unnecessary apologising, an obsessive interest in weather and queuing, and lashings of awkwardness,” says the show’s production company.
Anyway… that’s enough from me. I’ll let you get on.
"Anyway, I'll let you get on…" - Translation: Please go away— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) September 20, 2014