Have a grumble

The Young Foundation has launched a research project to find out whether the UK lives up to it’s international reputation for politeness and civility. To do this we need to record stories from the front line – have you have just had a hellish journey on public transport, had to put up with a rude driver or been forced out of the way by another pedestrian? Alternatively, tell us about any acts of kindess that you may have encountered, however large or small.

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About Phoebe Griffith

My work is as a writer and policy advisor. My interests are in the dynamics that make our increasingly complex, fast-paced, diverse cities work - from the emergence of new codes of civility in an age of invasive technology to the future of the developing world's mega-cities. I grew up in Lima (Peru) and am now bringing up a family in the heart of West London (UK).
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One Response to Have a grumble

  1. Emily Burn says:

    I had a voice message today from a man who had found my diary at a bus stop near where I live. Until that point, I wasn’t even aware it was missing. I rang him back and he told me that he didn’t see any point in leaving it at the bus stop as I would never find it and it would get wet so he’d left it at the cafe in our local park so I could get it back nice and easily. Thank you Simon.

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