Tuesday, August 11, 2009

That explains the pong on the trains...

I currently live in the country that coined the phrase "cleanliness is next to godliness." Coining a phrase and living up to it are two different things.
Shower-shy Britons prove a washout - Home News, UK - The Independent
Britons do not scrub up well with two in five men and a third of women failing to have a daily shower, research revealed today.

Just over one in ten (11.5%) people in the UK only have a proper wash once or twice a week, a poll for tissue product manufacturer SCA found.

This puts us behind France, Mexico and Australia in the cleanliness stakes.

When my father was with the Mounties a group of British police came over for one or another training course. During the lunch break they would remove their ties, play whatever sport fits into the story and available equipment at N Division then put their ties back on and head back for the afternoon session. My father was stunned by this, not least because he could see the faces of the people unfortunate enough to be sitting next to them.

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