What % British Polite Are You?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Question 3 How would you respond to your Nan giving you a plate of aubergines for tea?
I might question her sanity.
She's my Nan. I would eat it.
I'll eat the rest but quietly leave the aubergines.
Nan's dog is going to eat well tonight!

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Question 1 You're standing in queue at Sainsbury's, and the person in front of you wants to chat. Do you engage?
I pretend to look at my phone.
Sure! They might need a friend.
I would smile politely.
No, but I might chat up the cute cashier.

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Question 2 What is the proper way to end an email to your boss?
TTFN
Best regards
Cheers
Best

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Question 4 You just saw your best mate's partner snogging someone else. Do you say anything?
It's not my business.
I would totally tell my mate.
I would rather pretend I didn't see anything.
I'm going to confront that scoundrel!

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Question 5 What is your attitude like when you are feeling peckish?
Annoyed
Knackered
Testy
Crazy

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Question 6 If your coworker kept stealing your lunch, which word would you use to describe them?
Barmy
Gormless
Plonker
Ninny

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Question 7 Your neighbour's dog will not stop barking. How are you going to handle it?
I'll yell extra loud.
I'll bake the doggo some treats.
I'll let my neighbour know that it's making me nuts.
A little pup could never annoy me. I'll leave it.

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Question 8 Your Sunday roast arrives at your table, but it's cold. What do you say?
"This is rubbish. Take it back."
"I don't mean to trouble you, but can you reheat this?"
"This is a waste of quid! I want a refund."
I would just eat it.

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Question 9 Whilst at the cash machine, how much room do you leave between you and the person in front of you?
Maybe they'll hurry if I stand too close.
I stand a few feet away.
It depends on how close the person behind me is standing.
I hang back as far as possible.

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Question 10 There's one biscuit left in the package. Are you going to eat it?
Of course, I am.
I'll leave it for a while.
If no one's looking, I'll shove it in my gob.
I'll offer it to my dog first.

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Question 11 You think your boss has lost the plot. Do you gossip about it?
Everyone knows the boss is a nutter.
Loose lips sink ships.
Gather 'round, coworkers!
My boss is my mate. I won't gossip about it.

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Question 12 If the neighbour's lad kept kicking his football into your garden, would have a problem with it?
I would join him for a game!
No, lads will be lads.
As long as it doesn't happen too much, I'll let it go.
His parents would need to be informed.

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Question 13 You were a bit rude to the cashier at the cornershop last time, do you go back to apologise?
They're used to it.
It's the correct thing to do.
If they are nice to me, I'll apologise.
It depends on the reason I was rude.

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Question 14 Your stall is out of loo roll. What are you going to do?
I'll yell until someone brings me more.
I carry tissues in my pockets.
Maybe I can reach the next stall's supply
I'll sneak out for a paper towel.

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Question 15 If someone were spouting a bunch of nonsense, which word would you use to describe them?
Narky
Dodgy
Cheeky
Wonky

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Question 16 Your coworker just tried to pull your date. Will you make a big deal out of it?
It's going to be a dog's dinner!
I'm sure it's a mistake.
I might whinge a little, but it's not that big of a deal.
I would be a tad infuriated.

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Question 17 Would you be gracious about getting a bespoke gift for a birthday gift?
I deserve more.
I think it's lovely to be given something from the heart.
I don't mind bespoke gifts.
It depends how good it looks.

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Question 18 You think your coworker is skiving. Will you rat them out?
If I have to work, they do, too!
I would have a word with them first.
Everyone probably knows anyway.
Someone has to speak up.

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Question 19 What do you say when you're thanking someone for doing you a favour?
"Nice one."
"Cheers, mate."
"You're a star."
"Thanks so much."

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Question 20 How would you react to being made redundant for a few weeks?
I would be over the moon.
My knickers would be in a twist!
Maybe begging will save my job.
I could use a few days off.

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Question 21 Your weekend plans are now in shambles. Are you upset about it?
I'm blooming furious!
It happens.
I am rather annoyed.
I'll just make different plans.

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Question 22 Would you give up your seat on the train for someone with heavy bags?
They can have it at my stop.
Yes, I would.
I would give it up to a pregnant lady.
If the person looks tired, I would.

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Question 23 Your neighbour's child is raising money for school. Do you donate?
I have nowt to give.
I'm sure I have a few pounds here somewhere.
It's rude to ask for money.
I would plop in a few quid.

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Question 24 How often do you find yourself opening doors for other people?
Rarely
All the time
Never
Only if they need it

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Question 25 You don't want to work this weekend, but you know help is needed. Do you go?
No way!
I would spare a little time.
I can use the extra nosh.
I'm pretending I didn't hear the request.

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Question 26 Your dog made a mess of your neighbour's rubbish. Do you clean it up?
They pay people to do that.
I would, and I would apologise.
I would clean up the easy stuff.
It's my neighbour's problem for leaving it out.

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Question 27 You walk into the office with your pants hanging out. What are you going to do?
I'm going to show them off.
I will apologise and remove myself from the room.
I'm sure I would make a joke of it.
I wouldn't call any attention to myself.

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Question 28 Whilst giving someone a lift, they spill something in your car. Are you angry?
I'm extremely upset.
Not if they clean it up
I'm sure it was an accident.
I'm annoyed, but I'm not upset.

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Question 29 How much do you find yourself apologising when you're not wrong?
It's a rare occurrence.
Sometimes, it's easy to say sorry.
It's a bad habit of mine.
I never apologise unless I'm wrong.

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Question 30 You arrive at a party feeling underdressed. Do you go home and change?
You get what you get!
No, but I would apologise for my appearance.
I would make a hasty exit.
I would leave before I arrived.

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