My answer to What kind of conversations happen only in the UK?
Answer by Desmond Last:
The BBC has just news flashed that an invading army has landed on the beach at Brighton.
A large number of enemy aircraft are only a few minutes away from reaching London.
The Royal Navy has reported that a large enemy fleet are approaching Portsmouth.
A fleet of submarines are reported to be off the coast of Scotland.
The Prime Minister Theresa May is in the Cabinet Office.
There is the usual timid knock at the door.
The civil servant who has all this information is told to wait.
Which he does.
Eventually he is told to enter.
The Prime Minister asks him what it is he wants.
He answers. “Prime Minister. We seem to have a bit of a problem”.
The Prime Minister replies “ Yes, what is it”?
The civil servant states “We are being invaded Madam”.
“Really” says the Prime Minister. “Well come back in an hour. We will discuss it then.
I am sure our Military can take care of it”.
“Yes Madam” the civil servant replies and leaves.
It is important that in the United Kingdom we are never seen to be in a panic or flustered.