May 10th, 2006

edgeofthewood

Ooh! This one's got a hidden crumb tray!

OK, it's time to reveal the ugly truth, a truth I have known for weeks now and have been struggling to come to grips with.

I live in a nation of obsessives. Now, nobody disputes that; in fact the English often appear self-consciously eccentric, each with his or her own peculiar little addictions, passions, obsessions, etc. Some people even have more than one. Now, I understand this. I appreciate it. I revel in it, being a person of slightly weird hobbies and eccentricities myself.

But the country seems to have a collective obsession:

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