This bloody nhs clapping

It’s started again  could hear most of my street doing it as I was putting the kids to bed 

Made me feel a bit teary as I remembered doing it in lockdown v1.0 when it was warm and light at 8pm and we were all uncertain and afraid and the whole world felt alien. 

now it’s dark and cold and I’m tired and cynical and we’ve been in this mode for almost a year and this new locked-down way of living is depressingly normal 

 

Nor here, despite the council end of the village being rainbow city 

guess people are fed up 

despite the council end of the village being rainbow city 

Can you translate into English please?

Can’t hear any here but then our nearest neighbour is several hundred yards away.

it’s great

brings back some of the community spirit from LD1

Like Boner have you actually clapped if nobody can hear you clap?

Weird

perhsps my little bolt hole is particularly civic minded

It’s where you are.  Although, a couple of nights ago, out neighbours set off fireworks, “in memory of everyone who has died of COVID.”  It’s what they would have wanted.  
 

They then invited some friends in to celebrate the commemoration.  

I have decided to clap a new government department/organisation every night.

Today - I am clapping for the call handlers at Birmingham County Court, in the hope they get my fucking consent order in front of a DJ and sealed.

The one I sent to them about nine months ago which they insist is on their files.

It's a peculiarly british thing. No other country seems to be doing it

Today - I am clapping for the call handlers at Birmingham County Court, in the hope they get my fucking consent order in front of a DJ and sealed.

Don't. Nobody has ever spoken to a real live person at Birmingham CC.

No one seems to be doing it here either going by this thread. There was none round are way either.

'It's a peculiarly british thing'

It most certainly is not

It was started in the UK by a Dutch woman, excited that they were doing it in Holland 

It was she who has been agitating for it to be started up here again 

She's rowed back a bit now, having received hate mail

No other country seems to be doing it

I thought New Yorkers were doing it every evening.

Tom - Singapore was doing it too. They made it even worse by adding a song to it that everyone got the words to and sang 

Tried to start it on the train, but nobody joined in. 

So I closed all the windows. 

Pricks. 

I really don’t think I could ever trust a person who did this at any point. It’s just one of those behaviours that seem innocuous when examined from first principles, but in reality are 100% correlated with being a khunt, like owning a personalised number plate.

It’s just one of those behaviours that seem innocuous when examined from first principles, but in reality are 100% correlated with being a khunt

why??

it’s a bit earnest I agree but is a nice thing to do to show support for the workers of the nhs

I don’t think it is really supportive. All the NHS people on my Twitter feed keep saying to please stop doing it and instead support wage increases. Clapping on the doorstep is what Tories do to make them feel like they support the NHS. It’s slimy.

All the NHS people on my Twitter feed keep saying to please stop doing it and instead support wage increases.

well obvs i hard agree with this OD but little I can do about it in practice 

It wasn’t really about the nhs  at all in reality it was about doing something communal with the neighbours - cant be fucked this time around obviously 

Does anyone get the clap anymore? Isn’t social interaction the major cause? 

None here either. Thank f*ck. We've had enough of this virtue signalling tripe.

You don’t wear a poppy then LA I presu,e to me your hatred of virtue signalling?