Lighten up, you are too serious, York folk told

York Press: Lighten up, you are too serious, York folk told Lighten up, you are too serious, York folk told

PEOPLE living and working in York officially need to lighten up.

Ranked as one of the UK’s most serious cities, research by Wall’s Ice Cream said that people spend a shocking 227 days a year being serious instead of letting their hair down and having some fun.

56 per cent said they couldn’t enjoy themselves for worrying about finances, their work and commuting leaving them feeling bored, old and sad according to the research.

The city was named as the fifth most serious, with Portsmouth being crowned the most serious city in the country.

The top 10 serious vocations were also listed - so if you work in the cultural and sporting activities sector you’re officially among the most serious people living in York.

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9:04am Sat 10 May 14

pedalling paul says...

I "lighten up" when I get on my bike at night time....
I "lighten up" when I get on my bike at night time.... pedalling paul
  • Score: 13

9:23am Sat 10 May 14

courier46 says...

Is it any wonder were serious with this council running us.
On another note I most admit that people seem to be a lot more aggressive.
Is it any wonder were serious with this council running us. On another note I most admit that people seem to be a lot more aggressive. courier46
  • Score: -14

10:28am Sat 10 May 14

Bad magic says...

"shocking 227 days a year being serious instead of letting their hair down and having some fun"

I think that that might be called "having a job".
There again, I've just fallen for blatant advertising link-bait, so I guess the joke's on me. I might go and eat an ice cream.
"shocking 227 days a year being serious instead of letting their hair down and having some fun" I think that that might be called "having a job". There again, I've just fallen for blatant advertising link-bait, so I guess the joke's on me. I might go and eat an ice cream. Bad magic
  • Score: 10

10:49am Sat 10 May 14

RingoStarr says...

"YORK CANNOT BE SERIOUS!"
"YORK CANNOT BE SERIOUS!" RingoStarr
  • Score: -24

12:04pm Sat 10 May 14

matroom says...

RingoStarr wrote:
"YORK CANNOT BE SERIOUS!"
Brilliant.
[quote][p][bold]RingoStarr[/bold] wrote: "YORK CANNOT BE SERIOUS!"[/p][/quote]Brilliant. matroom
  • Score: 1

12:35pm Sat 10 May 14

Owain ap Llwyd says...

York is a very serious city and will lighten up when Alexander and his cabal are removed from the political stage for good.
I am counting down the days already.
Roll on May 2015.
York is a very serious city and will lighten up when Alexander and his cabal are removed from the political stage for good. I am counting down the days already. Roll on May 2015. Owain ap Llwyd
  • Score: -26

2:27pm Sat 10 May 14

matroom says...

I see the idiots have been doing thier negative scoring again !!
I see the idiots have been doing thier negative scoring again !! matroom
  • Score: -63

8:08pm Sat 10 May 14

MouseHouse says...

load of flippin' nonsense.
load of flippin' nonsense. MouseHouse
  • Score: 2

10:18pm Sat 10 May 14

swh1963 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I "lighten up" when I get on my bike at night time....
off topic. on your bike...
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I "lighten up" when I get on my bike at night time....[/p][/quote]off topic. on your bike... swh1963
  • Score: -25

2:38am Mon 12 May 14

happilybelowaverage says...

Dunno about needing to lighten up, but York seriously needs to address it's racism issue. I have lived in many places in the UK and York is 30 years behind anywhere I've been. It is also the only place I've been racially abused. For the record I am a white Englishman, all my family are/ were white and English, going back generations. Lighten up on your racist attitudes Yorkies.
Dunno about needing to lighten up, but York seriously needs to address it's racism issue. I have lived in many places in the UK and York is 30 years behind anywhere I've been. It is also the only place I've been racially abused. For the record I am a white Englishman, all my family are/ were white and English, going back generations. Lighten up on your racist attitudes Yorkies. happilybelowaverage
  • Score: -1

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