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Still Clapping?

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Calendargirl Thu 21-May-20 12:53:08

Do you still go out on Thursday nights to clap for everyone? I was chatting to someone I know while we were queueing at Tesco (2 metres apart) this morning, and we agreed that there are far fewer people doing so in our little town.

Is it because the restrictions have eased, and we are able to venture out so much more, and not feel so isolated maybe? Or are we just bored with doing it now, and not see the relevance as the virus is hopefully diminishing?

DH and I go out at 8, but just wonder how many others do.

nanaK54 Thu 28-May-20 20:30:15

Lots of clapping, bells ringing etc here as there has been every week.
I expect that I will still clap next week, guess I might be on my own though

B9exchange Thu 28-May-20 20:26:15

The lady who initiated it asked that tonight be the last one, she didn't want it getting political, or just fading away, so tonight was our last one.

But we might step out, glass in hand, for a neighbourly catch up same time next week!

Iam64 Thu 28-May-20 20:23:58

\We're on a long main road, almost every house out clapping and waving to each other tonight, all the cars driving along pipping horns and waving.

Doodledog Thu 28-May-20 20:17:13

It seemed much quieter here tonight.

I was indoors, but have heard the noise on previous Thursdays. This time I heard the church bells, and a faint sound of clapping, but no honking horns and vuvuzelas or the like, which were sounding as it all got more competitive.

I looked out of the window, and the people opposite were there - I may have just chosen an opportune moment, but they were craning their necks to see to the top and bottom of the street so that they could check on who had come out. I was in two minds, as this was the last one, but I'm pleased I didn't do it.

Hellsbelles Thu 28-May-20 20:03:23

I always do but was in the shower when I heard tonight's so I joined in whilst in the bathroom !

MissAdventure Thu 28-May-20 19:59:34

I won't be going out to clap.
I'd rather gouge my eyes out than get caught up in a cheer for boris.

Elliegran Thu 28-May-20 19:56:23

I think we will make it our last clap this week. It is nice though to chat to neighbours who are shielding.
We will do a hurray for Boris don't think anyone round here will be booing they are all saying how bias the media is.

Calendargirl Thu 28-May-20 19:40:28

So are you treating tonight as the last clap?

I think I am.

MissAdventure Mon 25-May-20 23:28:37

What's the alternative?
We just accept being treated like fools?

maddyone Mon 25-May-20 23:26:33

Why am I not surprised trisher?

trisher Mon 25-May-20 10:20:04

Someone is suggesting Tuesday as "Boo for Boris" day! Sounds good to me!

Doodledog Sun 24-May-20 15:25:42

*Maybe we could gather outside and give a collective "boooooooo!" for the liars in charge, now.

I'd be out like a shot for that.*

This is truly inspired grin

NfkDumpling Sun 24-May-20 15:21:20

Last week we clapped for the bin men. This week will be the last time so we’ll make it a good one. A shame really as most of our neighbours are shielding or self-isolating and its the only time we got to socialise. Still, we’re all starting to go out anyway now, so its nice to know them at last and chat.

Perhaps the first Thursday in June will now be Clap Day! grin

MissAdventure Sun 24-May-20 15:18:41

Maybe we could gather outside and give a collective "boooooooo!" for the liars in charge, now.

I'd be out like a shot for that.

Howcome Sun 24-May-20 15:15:27

I did it to begin with but have stopped since it became politicised - it’s been hijacked by politicians, celebrities and the media and is nothing whatever to do with showing appreciation anymore. Several NHS workers have asked for it to stop as it just lets the government off the hook for the shameful errors they have made and the insults they still plan to make. So no I don’t clap anymore and most around me have stopped too

BlueSky Sun 24-May-20 09:40:18

We did it religiously from the beginning and will do the last clapping on Thursday as the woman who started it suggested.

blondenana Sat 23-May-20 10:12:01

I believe the lady who suggested this clapping ,has now suggested the last clap will be next week on the 10 th week
My daughter has done this every week,, but refused last week as one of her neighbours and her mother both work for the NhS and have regular visitors, and a couple of weeks ago the daughter caught corona, but still they have many visitors, she said it's like Picadilly circus, and
One of out hospital Drs died last week, and these people could be spreading it everywhere angry
Some of those visiting visit my next door neighbours too

MissAdventure Sat 23-May-20 10:07:17

Or, just don't do it.
It's fine either way, surely?

henetha Sat 23-May-20 10:03:22

We are still clapping in my neighborhood, just a few of us.
I shall continue as long as it goes on.

Elegran Sat 23-May-20 10:00:33

If it is a penny more on income tax, those who earn more pay more.

Elegran Sat 23-May-20 09:59:34

It only becomes a repetitive ritual if you let it - and one day a year would be lost among all the other days for this, that and the other.

If you don't want it to be ritual, add something new to it - music for instance.

Kandinsky Sat 23-May-20 09:59:26

Exactly - will all those clapping be happy to pay an extra £200 a year to increase the pay of all front line key workers - all on relatively low pay.
I’m 100% certain they’d rather have an extra £20 a week in their pay packet than hear the distant sound of clapping.

Elegran Sat 23-May-20 09:57:15

You might be surprised at how many people would support higher taxes in support of essential services. Not everyone expects something for nothing.

Franbern Sat 23-May-20 09:46:15

Do feel it has become something of a ritual. Do wonder if many of those making this noise, would really be happy to support a policy of higher taxes in order to pay decent wages to ALL our lower paid front-line workers?

GGumteenth Sat 23-May-20 09:27:43

I think the women who started it, is suggesting that, when we stop, an annual event/day is put in its place.