I recently finished watching the 2 series of The Office on DVD. I thought I'd catch up on some British TV culture, because I haven't seen anything after The Fast Show. But I can't really enjoy it. I grew up with these thames-corridor/west-country/estuary accents and they still grind my nerves. And I can't think of anything in the show that I haven't actually witnessed in real workplaces over the years. It's all too horribly real. The familiar shots of car parks and roundabouts in the opening titles make me so glad that I escaped.
Also, I am Tim.