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I think that is another very valid issue with it, people that genuinely did it without the faff are feeling obliged to carry on. At what point does it stop, its not something that can continue long term.
Funnily enough, we were talking about this last night. People are still doing it but I do wonder how many are now doing it as other people in the street are and they don't want to be seen to be miserable. I fully support the NHS and given that they are customers for me, I see the hard work and dedication these guys have. It was a lovely idea at the start but someday it does have to stop.
 

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I feel obliged to do it which irritates me!
Psychologists must have a field day with this.
Same way everyone has to clap wildly for the N Korean leader, the Chinese leadership, same way every single person has to be seen to be flooding to their place of worship in some extremely religious parts of the world.
This is just a weekly round of applause and the pressure to "be seen" is suddenly there and real as you say, millions and millions around the world are facing this judgement every minute of their lives.
We are very strange, us humans.
 
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Robbie Savage asking a question on the daily briefing.
I did like that Hancock slipped into what verged on a little bit of matey banter with Savage. And before jumping on me suggesting I am being critical - I actually did - an in a completely non-critical way. It made me smile. Blair used to do the same thing.
 
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Probably going to be unpopular with this one, but the clap for the NHS is getting right on my tits. Neighbours playing instruments, banging car horns or pots & pans.. Then there's the social media morons doing the same for a few likes.. It was a novel idea to start but now its tedious and has no real value.
It is a bit un-British of a thing to do - and of course therefore feels forced - but we really like the fact that we stand outside our house and chat to five set of neighbours in the terrace across the road from us - some of whom we didn't really know that well back in February. I am glad that we continue to do it.
 
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I think you mean King Kenny:)
When Dalglish was still at Celtic he lived close to us and my brother delivered his morning newspapers. One year close to Christmas I did his paper round for him. As I was about to pop the papers through their letterbox the door was opened - and I was confronted my Marina in fairly flimsy dressing gown (my imagination says nightie but I don't think it was) and Kelly Dalglish in her nightie (def). They had come to the door to give my brother his Christmas bonus :) I wasn't in the slightest bit irritated.
 

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It is a bit un-British of a thing to do - and of course therefore feels forced - but we really like the fact that we stand outside our house and chat to five set of neighbours in the terrace across the road from us - some of whom we didn't really know that well back in February. I am glad that we continue to do it.
But what is to stop you chatting with your neighbours, you don't need to clap to do that. It's nothing to do with it being unbritish, I just feel its all a little contrived and false now, plus ultimately it cannot continue to be expected of people or others made to feel guilty for not doing it.

Our NHS is doing a fabulous job, I am greatful to them for what they're doing now, what they've done for me personally in the past and will no doubt do for my family in future. But standing outside clapping cannot continue forever and who decides when it stops.

This isn't a pop at anyone personally it's just the whole thing for me now is beyond it's intended purpose.
 

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But what is to stop you chatting with your neighbours, you don't need to clap to do that. It's nothing to do with it being unbritish, I just feel its all a little contrived and false now, plus ultimately it cannot continue to be expected of people or others made to feel guilty for not doing it.

Our NHS is doing a fabulous job, I am greatful to them for what they're doing now, what they've done for me personally in the past and will no doubt do for my family in future. But standing outside clapping cannot continue forever and who decides when it stops.

This isn't a pop at anyone personally it's just the whole thing for me now is beyond it's intended purpose.
 
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But what is to stop you chatting with your neighbours, you don't need to clap to do that. It's nothing to do with it being unbritish, I just feel its all a little contrived and false now, plus ultimately it cannot continue to be expected of people or others made to feel guilty for not doing it.

Our NHS is doing a fabulous job, I am greatful to them for what they're doing now, what they've done for me personally in the past and will no doubt do for my family in future. But standing outside clapping cannot continue forever and who decides when it stops.

This isn't a pop at anyone personally it's just the whole thing for me now is beyond it's intended purpose.
I know exactly what you mean and how you feel. And yes of course we can always chat to our neighbours - and we do now much more than we did back in Feb - but actually it's quite nice that we have a group chat and share how we all are - and that's new, unusual and will probably stop once we stop doing the 8pm thanks.
 

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Probably going to be unpopular with this one, but the clap for the NHS is getting right on my tits. Neighbours playing instruments, banging car horns or pots & pans.. Then there's the social media morons doing the same for a few likes.. It was a novel idea to start but now its tedious and has no real value.
The cul-de-sac where I reside is mostly older folk... With some, due to health/age, remaining in lockdown within their homes... The Thursday "clap" has been a good opportunity for us, as a community, to be out sharing we are ok or asking for a bit of help if needed... Plus, with a few NHS people as part of the 'community' it makes the acknowledgment of their graft a bit more personal...
 

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I know exactly what you mean and how you feel. And yes of course we can always chat to our neighbours - and we do now much more than we did back in Feb - but actually it's quite nice that we have a group chat and share how we all are - and that's new, unusual and will probably stop once we stop doing the 8pm thanks.
I agree with you on this. Our cul de sac is quite insular, the neighbours have rarely talked. The Thursday night moment has become a bonding moment for us all as much as any clap for the NHS. I smiled at Rudebhouys post earlier as I do look around, not to disapprove but to see if everyone is okay, give a wave and a thumbs up. Thankfully we have no extroverts in the street, we clap and the odd person whacks a pan so there is no one looking to hog the limelight.
 
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I agree with you on this. Our cul de sac is quite insular, the neighbours have rarely talked. The Thursday night moment has become a bonding moment for us all as much as any clap for the NHS. I smiled at Rudebhouys post earlier as I do look around, not to disapprove but to see if everyone is okay, give a wave and a thumbs up. Thankfully we have no extroverts in the street, we clap and the odd person whacks a pan so there is no one looking to hog the limelight.
We have a lad across the road with a big bell - he's a bell-ringer so it's a nice sounding deep bell :) I did a bit of pan bashing the second Thursday but I irritated myself so much that I haven't done it since...The elderly couple next door to us are vulnerable and so don't come it (they are a but of a misery-pair in any case :) )
 

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I think much depends on your location. I am in a quiet spot in the village so not many people around and less motivation to head out. If I were in an busy street, open plan front, lots of people around I can see more 'need' to do it and would appreciate the opportunity to know when people would be outside to socialise a bit with.
 
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