It's a good point you make about city life. Britain's suburbs are stultifyingly boring and oppressive places to live - basically they're the places where people either go to die or never learn to live. I myself grew up in a suburb of London and I ran screaming just as soon as I could stand on my own two feet... and talking about cool and composure I sent a large office chair flying today after a particularly harrowing experience brought about by the incompetence of my co-workers. Sometimes the only rational response is a disproportionate one.