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Re: We shall remember them etc by TERRY S on 15 November 2010 2:15am
 
I was quite angry. Don tried to have his two minutes silence at work, but was told if the phone rang or someone contacted him via his chat program, he would be obliged to answer. They told him he was there to work, regardless. Shameful!
 
Re: We shall remember them etc by johnnythemonkey on 15 November 2010 5:01am
 
Terry, it wasn't always possible for me or others in our industry to observe the silence. We were working in a 24/7 process. I usually managed to find two minutes on my own though, if I had the chance to realise the time.
 
Re: We shall remember them etc by TERRY S on 21 November 2010 9:33pm
 
In the old days everything - and I mean EVERYTHING stopped. It should still be like that. Observing the two minutes silence should be compulsary. Ignoring it should be illegal.
 
Re: We shall remember them etc by Spursfan on 22 November 2010 10:38am
 
Well obviously some people CAN'T observe it - for example what if a paramedic is attending to a heart attack patient? If I was that victim I would be pretty peeved if they stopped seeing to me for 2 (vital) minutes!! Or someone pulled from a river - stopping CPR for 2 minutes would not be clever!!

Or if you are driving on the M6, say.

But I DO agree with your point in principle. If you are able to observe it and CAN, then you should.
 
Re: We shall remember them etc by TERRY S on 23 November 2010 10:44pm
 
Obviously, if it's an emergency, that's different. But the M6!? That's why God invented the hard shoulder, the exit and the layby on A-roads -NO EXCUSE.
 
Re: We shall remember them etc by Spursfan on 24 November 2010 4:26pm
 
Dee-da-dee-da-dee-da "You're nicked for parking on the hard shoulder".

You can't just stop on the hard shoulder for THAT, Terry!! And how many laybys so you think it would take?

No, I DO agree with you that it should be compulsory, but within reason.
 
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