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October 07, 2007

Impression of Britain

To be honest,  it was more than one month since I reached Britain. I think one month is enough for me to figure out something different between china and Britain.

When I entered into the bank to open my account, I found the difference.
Compared with china, the room of the bank here is quite small; there are only 2 or 3 reception windows in the bank, and the working time is quite shout. In some measure, I agree that the business of the bank is very developed, and we can see the auto-bank everywhere in Britain, so they do not need the room and time to waste in the bank. But I think the Chinese bank business advance rapidly either. So the another issue population seems more important than the first reason. We all know that China is a country with a large number of the populaton, but the resouce is limited. Furthermore, with the alarming advancing of chinese economy, the tempo of the chinese life has accelerated immensely. And it is very common for Chinese people to see the busy fignre on the street. And people brushed past others without one word. But in Britain, you can hear the "hello" and "hi" everywhere, and no martter the person they whether know, they also greet him with a smile.

In the bank, I also found a wonder that all of the people keep in the line. Of course, we also can see the queue in China, but compared with Britain, we are impatient. Our chinese people believe that time is money, and time is life, so we do not want to waste the "money" and "life" for waiting We can see the British people stand in the line with a book or newspaper in their hands. They took their time, and there is no hurry, as if wait in habit. And the most important is no one jump the queue. The tellers also service warmly. They greeting, solved the problem with smile and said "goofbye" to the customers. The etiquette is very thoughtful.

Then, when I back to my apartment, I have experienced Britain again. I noticed that, the road in Britain is very narrow, compared with China, the car is not fast. And to my amazement, the car actually give the way to pedestrians! I could not believe it can be happened in China.

Some people told me the British life is relaxed, and they know how to enjoy the life. So I start to think about this, in China, we are all so busy for the work and for the future that we have no time to stop and enjoy the things around us.

Finally, when I arrived ar my room, a strange thught flashed though my mind. I think the god give us the life as a gift, so what we should to do is just enjoy it!

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