Random irritations of the day......

Joined
Oct 1, 2013
Messages
4,778
Location
Four miles too far!
I am afraid that I am in the "curmudgeon " camp.

This whole "clap for the NHS" exercise has become more an exercise for some to feel better about themselves and for the extroverts to parade their very limited performance skills.

It is patronising. The NHS is staffed by dedicated workers, be they medical or support workers and they are doing a fantastic job.

However, once this is all over how much attention will be paid to them then?

How many of the happy clappers will be prepared to pay more tax to adequately fund the Service?

I know some quite rightly don't like wartime analogies but I do wonder if there will be much difference in the way the NHS and its staff are viewed post Covid to how HM Forces personnel were seen after WW1 & WW2.
 

patricks148

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Jun 9, 2009
Messages
20,009
Location
Highlands
I am afraid that I am in the "curmudgeon " camp.

This whole "clap for the NHS" exercise has become more an exercise for some to feel better about themselves and for the extroverts to parade their very limited performance skills.

It is patronising. The NHS is staffed by dedicated workers, be they medical or support workers and they are doing a fantastic job.

However, once this is all over how much attention will be paid to them then?

How many of the happy clappers will be prepared to pay more tax to adequately fund the Service?

I know some quite rightly don't like wartime analogies but I do wonder if there will be much difference in the way the NHS and its staff are viewed post Covid to how HM Forces personnel were seen after WW1 & WW2.
very well put(y)
 

pauldj42

Money List Winner
Joined
Nov 13, 2012
Messages
12,923
Location
Seaham
I am afraid that I am in the "curmudgeon " camp.

This whole "clap for the NHS" exercise has become more an exercise for some to feel better about themselves and for the extroverts to parade their very limited performance skills.

It is patronising. The NHS is staffed by dedicated workers, be they medical or support workers and they are doing a fantastic job.

However, once this is all over how much attention will be paid to them then?

How many of the happy clappers will be prepared to pay more tax to adequately fund the Service?

I know some quite rightly don't like wartime analogies but I do wonder if there will be much difference in the way the NHS and its staff are viewed post Covid to how HM Forces personnel were seen after WW1 & WW2.
Unfortunately (as some won’t like it) this will be down to the Government and the media in the main.

The tone of how we view and treat these people in the future will be led from the top.
 
Last edited:

GB72

Money List Winner
Joined
May 8, 2007
Messages
10,104
Location
Rutland
According to the BBC, the woman credited with coming up with the idea of clapping for the NHS as said it has run its course and should end after next week, the 10th one.
 

NearHull

Active member
Joined
Dec 24, 2018
Messages
100
I am afraid that I am in the "curmudgeon " camp.

This whole "clap for the NHS" exercise has become more an exercise for some to feel better about themselves and for the extroverts to parade their very limited performance skills.

It is patronising. The NHS is staffed by dedicated workers, be they medical or support workers and they are doing a fantastic job.

However, once this is all over how much attention will be paid to them then?

How many of the happy clappers will be prepared to pay more tax to adequately fund the Service?

I know some quite rightly don't like wartime analogies but I do wonder if there will be much difference in the way the NHS and its staff are viewed post Covid to how HM Forces personnel were seen after WW1 & WW2.
it does seem to have a “parallel“ to the Dianna Hysteria that ran across the country on her death.
 

HomerJSimpson

Hall of Famer
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
63,576
Location
Bracknell - Berkshire
I am afraid that I am in the "curmudgeon " camp.

This whole "clap for the NHS" exercise has become more an exercise for some to feel better about themselves and for the extroverts to parade their very limited performance skills.

It is patronising. The NHS is staffed by dedicated workers, be they medical or support workers and they are doing a fantastic job.

However, once this is all over how much attention will be paid to them then?

How many of the happy clappers will be prepared to pay more tax to adequately fund the Service?

I know some quite rightly don't like wartime analogies but I do wonder if there will be much difference in the way the NHS and its staff are viewed post Covid to how HM Forces personnel were seen after WW1 & WW2.
I agree and seemingly the founder of the clap for carers wants and end to it as well. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52773032

I do have to say the Friday after the very first one, as we were getting deep into the influx of patients and sadly deaths as well, the frontline nurses really appreciated it. It did have a massive affect on morale and everyone on the next shift seemed fuller of energy and determined to get through this and were walking taller. The second one had a similar reaction but after that it got hijacked by everybody trying to get on TV or social medial and it manifested into the monster we have now. Seems a good idea to kill it off but can't see to many letting it happen quickly
 

sunshine

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 17, 2018
Messages
839
What about the millions upon millions who are behaving?

Other Countries who are ahead of us have halfwits and they’ve avoided a spike, maybe we should focus on the positive.
Yes but we seem to have more halfwits than the other countries. Just look at every World Cup or Euros, it's always the England fans who are the most embarrassing.
 
Joined
Oct 16, 2013
Messages
2,755
The British tabloid media blowing things out of all proportion.

An opposition politician comments rationally about disagreeing with Government policy - "FURIOUS ROW OVER GOVERNMENT ACTION"
A daytime TV host comments during an interview with a minor official - "PHILIP AND HOLLY SLAM MINISTER"
Someone posts a clickbait inflammatory message on social media - "TWITTER EXPLODES IN A FURY"

Getting really sick of it now.
 
Joined
Jul 7, 2018
Messages
285
Location
Lombardy, Italy
The British tabloid media blowing things out of all proportion.

An opposition politician comments rationally about disagreeing with Government policy - "FURIOUS ROW OVER GOVERNMENT ACTION"
A daytime TV host comments during an interview with a minor official - "PHILIP AND HOLLY SLAM MINISTER"
Someone posts a clickbait inflammatory message on social media - "TWITTER EXPLODES IN A FURY"

Getting really sick of it now.
JAWS IN SAVAGE MEDIA ATTACK ;)
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2015
Messages
880
Several irritations today.

Good argument with a colleague at 6.30 this morning.

Arrive home to see next door with what looks like their parents round sat outside who happen to look like they’d conk if they caught anything. Then I got irritated for them, as next door to them was grinding and the dust was blowing in their direction.

And while driving home I’ve come to the conclusion that lock down has ended, roads are rammed, Loads of vulnerable people out. I’m unleashing the shackles. If they dont care then this is a wasted effort. I’ve done well. Only walked the dogs too many times.
 

pauljames87

Journeyman Pro
Joined
Apr 1, 2016
Messages
5,662
Location
Havering
Several irritations today.

Good argument with a colleague at 6.30 this morning.

Arrive home to see next door with what looks like their parents round sat outside who happen to look like they’d conk if they caught anything. Then I got irritated for them, as next door to them was grinding and the dust was blowing in their direction.

And while driving home I’ve come to the conclusion that lock down has ended, roads are rammed, Loads of vulnerable people out. I’m unleashing the shackles. If they dont care then this is a wasted effort. I’ve done well. Only walked the dogs too many times.
With the amount of people breaking it, going to the beach etc, might aswell just end it now.... No point tanking the economy to protect people who don't appreciate it
 
Top