Backup. We Need Backup.

According to a new survey, half of British women polled – Hey, phrasing! – claim they have a backup partner in case their current relationship goes sour.

We are often advised to have a back-up plan for everything in life, in case whatever plans we have do not work out. It seems women are taking this advice very seriously because as per a survey conducted by OnePoll, a survey-led marketing research company specialising in online and mobile polling, 50 per cent of women in a relationship have a plan for a back-up partner in their mind in case the current relationship doesn’t work out and they head for a break-up.

Around 1,000 women from the UK participated in the survey and almost 50 per cent of the participants, both married as well as unmarried women, admitted to having a back-up plan or person to fall back on in case, they separated from the current partner.

That actually goes both ways. If my marriage doesn’t work out, I’ve got my backup partners are Vic Kerekes and Milana Vayntrub.

Great Britain Goes Full Petard

Years from now, we’ll all be able to sit back and tell our relatives where we were when Great Britain destroyed itself. The trigger will apparently be the war crime of workplace handshakes.

It may seem harmless enough, but handshakes in the workplace could become a thing of the past under new physical contact rules being considered in the U.K., according to one human resources expert.

Kate Palmer, an associate director of advisory at the HR consultancy firm Peninsula, said employers in the U.K. may enact a complete ban on physical contact in order to avoid expensive sexual harassment suits.

“Does shaking someone’s hand go too far?” she told the U.K. Metro newspaper. “They may just say ‘no contact at all’ because there’s no grey area. It makes it simple, but it takes away affection, which in some ways is a sad thing,” she said.

I remember when people used to rip on Generation X, calling us slackers, etc. We just wanted to be left alone. We never tried to turn the world into a sterile, antisocial place where people upended a thousand years of rules and norms. Good night, Britain. You had a good run.