Minutes silence.

w00hoo_kent

One of the 64K
Apparently one of our campuses had a fire alarm in the middle of it.
 

LCpl Boiled Egg

Social Distancing Guru
We had one at work a while back, and the fire alarm was used to start and finish it. Trouble was, the bit that automatically calls the Fire Brigade wasn't disabled so a few minutes after the silence two appliances came tearing down the road...
 
I always think that these should be personal.

When Princess Diana died, we were in the West Country and there was a debate on the radio which was pillorying locla shops, because they had either not shown enough respect by having black drapes in shp displays etc, or another small business that was being boycotted because they were actually opening on the day of the funeral!

The mass hysteria now known as "mourning sickness" is a modern trend.
 

anothersam

SMIDSMe
Location
Far East Sussex
Speaking of black drapes... Disinterring the Lost Glamor of Grief:
Men didn’t go into mourning for the lengths of time that women did, and women were often expected to mourn not just their husbands, but all immediate and even extended family, and condemned as improper if they didn’t. A 1900-01 series of illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson for LIFE magazine satirize a newly widowed young lady attempting to balance the attraction and vulnerability of her position, concluding with her joining a convent.
 

mybike

Grumblin at Garmin on the Granny Gear
I always think that these should be personal.

When Princess Diana died, we were in the West Country and there was a debate on the radio which was pillorying locla shops, because they had either not shown enough respect by having black drapes in shp displays etc, or another small business that was being boycotted because they were actually opening on the day of the funeral!

The mass hysteria now known as "mourning sickness" is a modern trend.
It's akin to the laying of flowers & other items at places where people have died. But it is quite arrogant to require people to follow your lead & demand they also observe.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
It's akin to the laying of flowers & other items at places where people have died. But it is quite arrogant to require people to follow your lead & demand they also observe.
Also ignorant to disregard the majority, who have decided to observe it.
 

mybike

Grumblin at Garmin on the Granny Gear
Also ignorant to disregard the majority, who have decided to observe it.
Not really.
 
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