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Old 26th Apr 2020, 08:12
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Originally Posted by davews View Post
Noticeable that the couple opposite are nurses at the local hospital and must be going through it. You never see them coming out, not even to acknowledge the clappers, which probably tells me something.
Probably tells you they’re at work.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 08:24
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If you think it's been nauseating so far, just wait for Thursday this week. Some things are very predictable - like KnC's sourpuss contribution!

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Old 26th Apr 2020, 08:31
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Originally Posted by 2 sheds View Post
If you think it's been nauseating so far, just wait for Thursday this week. Some things are very predictable - like KnC's sourpuss contribution!

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Feel free to enlighten us as to what will be happening this Thursday.....

My "sourpuss contribution ".....take it you're a non participant then.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 08:35
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KnC

You know how I like to challenge your posts and I can’t help myself again.

You say that those who complain about the clapping are being conformist and just going along with the crowd on here.

I think most of us here would have guessed that you, personally, would have fallen on the ‘clap with pride’ side of the argument.

Therefore are you not just a little guilty of being conformist yourself? Are those that merrily clap along not guilty of conformism as well?

Is clapping not just a way to morally absolve yourself of actually doing anything tangible to support key workers?

Everyone is entitled to an opinion and they don’t all need to agree.

For the record we have clapped a couple of times mainly because our kids heard the din and wanted to join in.

We have a close (ish) neighbour who is a social worker, I have a sister who is an A&E nurse and my wife’s sister is an occupational therapist and we know several doctors so we know a few key workers.

I’m not sure clapping out of our windows helps them though.

My take on it is that we clap if the kids want to because it helps us to talk to them about the role of key workers but I don’t set an alarm for 2000 every Thursday.

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Old 26th Apr 2020, 08:56
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I wonder how many of these 'happy clappers' voted for the very people who have cutback (Sorry, I meant to say 'efficiency savings') the NHS? 2 years down the line, they'll have forgotten about the NHS and moved on to the next popular fad.

Funny old word we live in..
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:23
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We joined in for the first week as we thought it was a reasonable idea, particularly as we have several NHS neighbours. But having made the point, why repeat it every week? How is it going to stop?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:25
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We need a strategy to come out of it.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:31
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
We joined in for the first week as we thought it was a reasonable idea, particularly as we have several NHS neighbours. But having made the point, why repeat it every week? How is it going to stop?
Do you not feel that if you choose not to take part in the Thursday ritual you're almost tarred as "non patriotic" or a "pariah"? Living in a small close as we do, there is more than a little peer pressure to take part, which I find distasteful, and not many steps from living in a society like North Korea or Turkmenistan.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:43
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Do you not feel that if you choose not to take part in the Thursday ritual you're almost tarred as "non patriotic" or a "pariah"? Living in a small close as we do, there is more than a little peer pressure to take part, which I find distasteful, and not many steps from living in a society like North Korea or Turkmenistan.
Exactly my point. We also live in a small close and our absence was definitely noted last Thursday.

i love spontaneous applause - when it’s appropriate - but this now contrived and rather structured acclamation is beginning to seriously grate.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:46
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We need a strategy to come out of it.
So true, so true. Several committees and 30million quid later, we should have an inconclusive answer.

When I saw all the Ambulance/Fire/Police/whatever people in VERY close proximity on Westminster Bridge a week or so ago clapping away, I wondered if they'd thought things through ? Not the best 'by-example' led behaviour.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:47
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Do you not feel that if you choose not to take part in the Thursday ritual you're almost tarred as "non patriotic" or a "pariah"? Living in a small close as we do, there is more than a little peer pressure to take part, which I find distasteful, and not many steps from living in a society like North Korea or Turkmenistan.
Our NHS neighbours know very well in other ways how much we appreciate their work and the risks they take. That's our only concern.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:49
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We need a strategy to come out of it.
Love it!

Perhaps the over 70s and the vulnerable should be shielded from it and one can only clap, once a week, if you have a genuine reason to, otherwise the police have the power to fine you?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:56
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Think it should be restricted to one location only - I nominate Clapham.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 09:57
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Clapton as an alternative ?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:03
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Only if it continues...
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:05
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Perhaps those of us who do not participate might be put into...a claptrap?



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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:08
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I wonder why I'm thinking of Hughie Green and Opportunity Knocks?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:09
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Do you mean that most sincerely?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:18
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Do you mean that most sincerely?
Well, Monica Rose if I remember correctly.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:30
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Well, Monica Rose if I remember correctly.
She was on "Double your Money", presented by Hughie Green - man on the gong was Alec Dane!! (the answer to a common quiz question a few years back!).
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