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    On a similar note - it seems our local supermarket now has a 'quiet' hour between 9 and 10 .

    Not really sure what this means other than you cannot use the coin/change machine between those times.

    So it would seem there is a new generation of people who simply struggle to exist as a standard human being.

    And the rest of the world has to change because of it.

    I prefer survival of the fittest myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    On a similar note - it seems our local supermarket now has a 'quiet' hour between 9 and 10 .
    The local Morrisons does this on a Saturday morning between 9 & 10: no musack, and the lights are at half dazzle.

    It's quite pleasant until 09:59:59 whereupon normality returns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    The local Morrisons does this on a Saturday morning between 9 & 10: no musack, and the lights are at half dazzle.

    It's quite pleasant until 09:59:59 whereupon normality returns.
    Interesting this is also a Morrisons - must be part of their policy.

    If I was ever up and dressed for 9am on a saturday I may give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMirror View Post
    I suppose have less sex will lead to less clap. Unless it is with NLyUK when it is guaranteed.
    Could lead to a new term. "GreenMirror was shocked to find he'd picked up a dose of the Jazz Hand".
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    On a similar note - it seems our local supermarket now has a 'quiet' hour between 9 and 10 .

    Not really sure what this means other than you cannot use the coin/change machine between those times.

    So it would seem there is a new generation of people who simply struggle to exist as a standard human being.

    And the rest of the world has to change because of it.


    I prefer survival of the fittest myself.
    But the rest of the world won't change no matter how hard they try. Don't get me wrong I'd love to live in a big happy safe space but mother nature seems to have other ideas.

    If it all goes Mad Max I'm ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    But the rest of the world won't change no matter how hard they try. Don't get me wrong I'd love to live in a big happy safe space but mother nature seems to have other ideas.

    If it all goes Mad Max I'm ready

    Not a great fan of survival of the fittest in reality it turns into survival of the most brutal.

    If small changes help people then OK, why not buy them some headphones & let them join the clapping without the sound. Clapping is ancient and ingrained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    But the rest of the world won't change no matter how hard they try. Don't get me wrong I'd love to live in a big happy safe space but mother nature seems to have other ideas.

    If it all goes Mad Max I'm ready
    I agree - the problem with doing all these safe spaces etc is that we are not actually helping the people who use them cope with the real world.

    It is a bit (almost exactly really) like bringing up a child and pandering to their every whim and then expecting them to be able to cope with the real world when they leave home.

    We should really be helping those people who do not like noise etc to deal with it better so they are better prepared to live the rest of their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    I agree - the problem with doing all these safe spaces etc is that we are not actually helping the people who use them cope with the real world.

    It is a bit (almost exactly really) like bringing up a child and pandering to their every whim and then expecting them to be able to cope with the real world when they leave home.

    We should really be helping those people who do not like noise etc to deal with it better so they are better prepared to live the rest of their life.
    What we're seeing is the result of a generation brought up in a nanny state now clashing with the harsh real world. What I find eerie is that this is being taught in universities and schools now with zero tolerance for any dissent against the script.

    Call me a conspiracy theorist but there seems to be a lot of support for this in government and the media as well. Just watched a video and read a fascinating article about a bunch of academics writing spoof articles that have been accepted and peer reviewed for publication:

    Editor’s note: For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which they describe as specialising in activism or “grievance studies.” Their stated mission has been to expose how easy it is to get “absurdities and morally fashionable political ideas published as legitimate academic research.”

    To date, their project has been successful: seven papers have passed through peer review and have been published, including a 3000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, rewritten in the language of Intersectionality theory and published in the Gender Studies journal Affilia.
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    Whatever...

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    Theresa May thought she was being jazz clapped after her speech.

    However they were just not clapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    What we're seeing is the result of a generation brought up in a nanny state now clashing with the harsh real world. What I find eerie is that this is being taught in universities and schools now with zero tolerance for any dissent against the script.

    Call me a conspiracy theorist but there seems to be a lot of support for this in government and the media as well. Just watched a video and read a fascinating article about a bunch of academics writing spoof articles that have been accepted and peer reviewed for publication:



    The Grievance Studies Scandal: Five Academics Respond - Quillette

    We are sort of heading towards the tin foil hat brigade here but there is does seem to be an increase in the development of 'state propaganda' where any news you do not agree with can be branded fake news and therefore debunked.

    And expressing a point of view which is different from the 'accepted' point of view is seen as some sort of crime - especially in the academic world.

    But even more so I am seeing it in the workplace - I was working with our digital/agile youths - and I voted Brexit - they made it quite clear to me I was wrong and that if I have that point of view then in general I should not be allowed to have that point of view and needed to be re-educated to have the accepted point of view.

    Which is just a bit scary.

    I fear the youth of today confuse conformity with stability.

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