Aug 19 2005

Living in the United Kingdom is like having an omnipresent babysitter

by in United Kingdom, Western Europe

Our network over here has really been sucking, so my internet access has been rather intermittent. And no, there is nothing that I, the network advisor, can do about it.

Of course, I’m convinced that it is LSE’s way of forcing all of its grad students to work on their dissertations. If you don’t have internet access, what else are you going to use your laptops for? That’s right, open Microsoft Word and start typing. One thousand words…two thousand words…three thousand words…really, this lack of internet access does result in a substantial increase in productivity (although seems to have come to a halt now that internet is back – this post being a perfect example).

In terms of the UK being a “babysitter”, the pubs in the UK close at 11, and the tube at midnight. It’s like having a mandatory bedtime. Oh, but please, can’t we have just another pint? No, you kids have class tomorrow! Get outta here!

But…but…pubs can now apply for late licences, effective November 24.

When I won’t be here anymore. Damn.

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2 Responses to Living in the United Kingdom is like having an omnipresent babysitter

  1. From Cincysundevil:

    Pubs close at 11??? Say it isn’t so?? Hell, even Chili’s and Applebee’s in the States stay open later than that!! Talk about the injustice. I think they should definitely adopt the good ‘ole American principle of staying open a bit later.

    Posted on August 21, 2005 at 9:55 pm #
  2. From Lindsay:

    Sad, isn’t it? I had totally forgotten about the 11pm rule when I got here in September…so disappointing.

    Posted on August 22, 2005 at 1:23 am #
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