Do Londoners have bad manners? Hard to believe that the country that coined the Royal we could be so self-centered. But, a new video feature on London’s BBC World News today reports that Londoners may be ruder than ever. And, we don’t mean in a London rude boy Ali G gangsta sort of way.
Reporter Christopher Middleton says the perception is that the current generation of Londoners are rude, impatient and intolerant. In a short video report, he puts the idea to a test. For example, during one short bit, he asks people to form an orderly queue at a bus stop and is met with a less than appealing response.
The good news is, Middleton says, if you go up to most people in London and show them you’re not a lunatic, chances are good you’ll share a nice chat and learn something.