One Grump Or Two: The Grumpy Guide to Modern Life, from Call Centres to Getting a Decent Cup of Tea

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Pavilion Books, Sep 15, 2008 - Humor - 160 pages
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All you want is a decent cup of tea. But oh no, modern Britain doesn’t want to give you that. It wants to sell you a fancy coffee in a mug the size of a popcorn bucket, complete with double cream, chocolate sprinkles, and no change from a five pound note. And that’s just for starters. Everywhere you look, modern life has turned common sense completely on its head. Call centers keep you on hold from three different continents. Train doors close 30 seconds before departure. And as if there wasn't enough cheese on your pizza already, they're now stuffing it into your crust as well. From speed cameras to organic vegetables, mobile phones to celebrity idiots, this hilarious new book lays bare the sheer lunacy of modern living. This is for everyone who has ever found Great Britain is starting to grate, and dreams of a world where football matches start at 3 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, the top 40 is full of songs you can whistle in the bath, and caf s still serve you a proper cup of tea.

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User Review  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Surprisingly funny in places, and completely missing it in others. Very UK centric and dated at about 2006, will not age at all well. It is aimed solely at the middle aged, middle class, married ... Read full review

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Arthur Grump is very, very grumpy.

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