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What does it even mean?
Not sure about this.
my friend was saying yesterday how there should be mandatory bullying of anyone who refuses to acknowledge it
imagine if we did that on dis
Seems fine to me.
but.. a bit weird
the whole idea of formalised grief for people we don't know seems a bit odd to me.
This just doesn't really make sense to me.
its a significant loss of life of British citizens.
unless you all balk at the idea of a minute's silence for things like Hillsborough as well?
But I'd have second thoughts about it's sincerity when it's commanded from top-down, dunno.
by sounding the fire alarm
not sure they've quite got the concept
they usually do that at places full of bellends that will try and make a racket during the silence.
instead of working, probably
except in our building, where they don't have access to the fire alarm system to do it, so no-one will remember to do it.
in fairness no-one has said anything for about the last 15 minutes, so maybe we'll get lucky.
and when it finishes go "rarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr United!!"
and probably not true
If it helps families and friends that have lost their loved ones and shows a unity of respect for in this fucked up world then I don't see the problem. There's far worse things to be bothered about.
a few people seem to be using it for political point-scoring, overlooking as they do the fact that similarly significant (numbers wise) losses of life will typically be marked by a minutes silence.
very stupid to boot off about it if anyone is actually doing that. dunno why I feel conflicted about it. maybe should spend an hour unpacking this rather than working bd
because I don't think 20 years ago we did hold a minute's silence for anything outside of Remembrance Day, which is really a hell of a lot more deaths and a lot more 'important' historically.
I certainly don't recall silences for the Luxor Massacre. Of course, it didn't include so many Britons as this did but it was a lot of people.
So the effect is to feel like you're being asked to prove that you care, as if somehow without this outward show you might be sitting around thinking it's not important, which is bound to give any of us who do give a shit a bit of a hackle rise.
And on top of that, it feels like we're unsure what really constitutes 'enough' to warrant a request of such united caring and respect. It's a terrible thing but also not nearly as many people as wiped out by the earthquake or by two World Wars.
Ultimately it's good to show we care and it is a very small thing to do to show that, but I think a questioning of it or internal conflict is natural enough for the reasons I've given above.
I mean only in this thread we've already had "uncaring" and "sickly" to describe people who aren't 100% on board, which is a bit... yeah.
just some of the criticism suggesting it's merely propaganda sits a bit uneasily with me
for people who were innocently being on holiday and being shot down. That could be any of us.
I've had four expresso's and a bit hyper.
you're going to make people nervous about espressing themselves
I just think how awkward and weird it is, presumably you are meant to think of the victims or something.
i wasn't being serious, or relating it to a particular minutes silence/event.
so at the point of the morning where all i can think about is lunch.........
i kept thinking about those photos of mascots observing minute silences, and trying not to laugh. think i pulled it off.
I was hoping there would be a wikipedia list
remembrance is two minutes though.
i presume this is just a one-off, so things like hillsborough, Bradford, dunblane
was in the toilet when it started, came out and shouted to someone across the room. took a couple of attempts before realising why they weren't responding. now she's looking very sheepish
some people started being quiet at 12:00, then the fire alarm went off at 12:01 and more people were silent apart from some who thought the fire alarm marked the end until they realised everyone else was silent. Then the whole office didn't know whether they could start talking until about 12:04 when they realised there wouldn't be a second alarm.
nobody said anything until about 12.06
multiple times a day
to people who don't post here anymore like Royter
set up with sirens and when they went off you had to stand still and not speak like that statues game and maybe the first person to move in the country has to buy everyone else cake.
that wouldnt be good at all
Invited us to observe a minutes silence etc
Then at the end boomed THANKYOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION
The automated cherry on top
ok yeah that's a bit graphic novel dystopia
Cos that is exactly what happened where I work....
So near, but so far.
While listening to his headphones. Obviously.
I dutifully observed the silence of course x