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  • Elliegirl
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    [QUOTE Nope. It's because those events e.g. dying of old age, dying of illness, dropping dead suddenly from undiagnosed heart defects, car crashes, home accidents are expected to happen as part of normal life. People don't expect to be blown up by a bomb.[/QUOTE]

    Amen to that.

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
    for every terrorist fart we have to take a minute silence nowadays, have vigils and endless breaking news on tv which turns out to be total rubbish.
    Just saw breaking news queen calls attack "very wicked". It would have been breaking news if she had called it "a very good thing"

    5 people were killed in an accident on the M6 yesterday, no one besides their friends and family cares
    I think the emergency services who dragged them out of the wreckage and treated the injured in hospital cared. I think the unfortunate people who just missed the crash cared.

    Originally posted by Eirikur View Post

    about 80 people die in the UK every hour don't they deserve a minute silence?
    Nope. It's because those events e.g. dying of old age, dying of illness, dropping dead suddenly from undiagnosed heart defects, car crashes, home accidents are expected to happen as part of normal life. People don't expect to be blown up by a bomb.

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  • northernladyuk
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    Originally posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Bloody pain it was. I was right in the middle of a bawdy joke , just before the punchline.

    I had to sit deadpan in absolute silence in the boardroom, and at the end had to finish the joke

    'And he came right on her tits.'

    Completely ruined the joke.
    Did you bill for the minute?

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  • northernladyuk
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    Nigel Farage.

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  • MarillionFan
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    Bloody pain it was. I was right in the middle of a bawdy joke , just before the punchline.

    I had to sit deadpan in absolute silence in the boardroom, and at the end had to finish the joke

    'And he came right on her tits.'

    Completely ruined the joke.

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  • Eirikur
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    for every terrorist fart we have to take a minute silence nowadays, have vigils and endless breaking news on tv which turns out to be total rubbish.
    Just saw breaking news queen calls attack "very wicked". It would have been breaking news if she had called it "a very good thing"

    5 people were killed in an accident on the M6 yesterday, no one besides their friends and family cares

    about 80 people die in the UK every hour don't they deserve a minute silence?

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by ContractorBanking View Post
    Absolutely, its a personal thing, agreed.

    But my query was more around the suggestion part and who in Govt is responsible for it. And for those of us working in Big Corp, we get all the usual emails, etc

    Also, when did the 1 min silence start in the workplace, I'm struggling to think when it was "introduced"..
    Blair? Marketing manager supreme and war monger.

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  • ContractorBanking
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    Originally posted by InsertWittyNameHere555 View Post
    The only person who can, you, as you decide if you observe it or not.

    Anyone can suggest one though
    Absolutely, its a personal thing, agreed.

    But my query was more around the suggestion part and who in Govt is responsible for it. And for those of us working in Big Corp, we get all the usual emails, etc

    Also, when did the 1 min silence start in the workplace, I'm struggling to think when it was "introduced"..

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by oscarose View Post
    The Queen & co I would guess.

    Civil servants and special political advisers.

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  • diseasex
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    Originally posted by InsertWittyNameHere555 View Post
    The only person who can, you, as you decide if you observe it or not.

    Anyone can suggest one though
    We got one at work now. Noones calling etc.

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