Top 10 Most Amusing Things the British Get Embarrassed Over

I have to admit, it took all my courage to make this list! Yes, it's true, us Brits are a reserved lot. Things which are perfectly natural in other countries make us beetroot red when we are faced with them.
The Top Ten
1 Admitting to using the toilet like everyone else

We hide toilet roll packets under our arms in supermarkets in case we bump into someone we know and reveal that we, in fact, do use the toilet too!

Heh. Yup, this list is so relatable!

2 Watching a couple hug on TV in front of parents

I'm not British. I'm American. But affection in front of my parents embarrasses me like crazy! (Or what would they say in England? Like mad?)

VERY awkward as a child, but it doesn't get easier with age, trust me! Whew!

Sometimes I get a little embarrassed... But what can I say! I'm British!

3 Being asked to stand up or volunteer in front of an audience

Come to Britain just to see a room full of "Brave Brits" shrink into their seats at the prospect of being asked to do this. It's really quite something to see.

4 Discussing sex education with children as an adult
5 Feeling uncomfortable when someone nearby is in trouble
6 Accidental physical contact with a stranger in a crowd

This is horrific! Usually, us Brits stand meters apart from strangers. A queue in a supermarket, etc., seems long simply because of the distance we stand from one another. So imagine when we are forced to stand less than a meter away from a complete stranger!

It's okay. I haven't touched a human in 17 years, next month.

I'm not British, but I hate when this happens.

7 Being asked to sing

Throat freezes the moment the question has been asked. "You mean you ACTUALLY want me to sing out loud?"

8 Having to sing "Happy Birthday"

Unless we're drunk. Then we even get the words wrong. But start this song as sober as a judge, and we are barely audible. No Brit likes to be the first to start this song for fear that others won't join in.

9 Feeling pressured to stand up or volunteer

Nooo... Resulting in sweaty palms, nervous giggles, and squeaky voices. Dreadful!

10 Uncertainty in greeting methods leading to awkward interactions
The Contenders
11 Being offered a seat by an elderly person

What a predicament! Do we take the seat and make the nice elderly person stand, knowing their hip could shatter as they stand for you, OR refuse and appear snobbish? You tell me. What would YOU do?

I'm just too polite to let this atrocity happen. When I'm old, I'll hit people with my cane to get them out of their seats! And apologize heavily the moment I sit down.

It depends on how old I am at the time. Caught you out there, didn't I?

12 Being laughed at for making a fool of yourself in public

Very embarrassing. You feel like an idiot.

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