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Who didn't do the 2 minute silence? I know I stayed silence... had to MSE forums went off for 2 minutes. Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Who didn't do the 2 minute silence?

I know I stayed silence... had to MSE forums went off for 2 minutes.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Only because i forgot and had a screaming baby to deal with so how do i stay silent when trying to comfort a baby? even though i did forget but if i hadnt i meant
banned#2
Very disrespectful if you are a UK citizen and you didn't.
2 Likes #3
missgem
Only because i forgot and had a screaming baby to deal with so how do i stay silent when trying to comfort a baby? even though i did forget but if i hadnt i meant


You couldn't help it you have a little baby

Edited By: nicster08 on Nov 11, 2010 11:08
#4
I did. Seems those is Colchester didn't though which is a bit sad considering it looked like they were in the army.
#5
Some even posted!!!!!!!!
3 Likes #6
believe it or not I was on the phone with a German.
#7
DLM
Very disrespectful if you are a UK citizen and you didn't.


I know, what's wrong with being silent for 2 minutes of your life.

Annoys me when people carry on like walking around
banned#8
Good on MSE forums who showed respect.

Did this forum?

I certainly did........ Very nearly went over to the Cenotaph, which would have been very solem, but wished I had now.
5 Likes #9
I didn't but then again remembering people for one day is stupid, tend to remember what they did for us and the country throughout the year not just for one two minute session.
banned#10
greg_68
Some even posted!!!!!!!!


Shameful.
1 Like #11
I was on the phone :(
#12
Adam2050
I didn't but then again remembering people for one day is stupid, tend to remember what they did for us and the country throughout the year not just for one two minute session.


This, I often think about it.
#13
Since when is typing not being silent? i work in a call centre and they didnt turn the phones off last year, and people didnt stop calling.
banned#14
MinstrelMan
believe it or not I was on the phone with a German.

Traitor :p
banned#15
deb8z
I was on the phone :(


You were on here. You posted at 11.
#16
all in work were silent - let the phones ring too - wouldn't mind i work for the military !!!
banned#17
deb8z
I was on the phone :(

Disgusting :p
#18
FilthAndFurry
deb8z
I was on the phone :(
You were on here. You posted at 11.

Yes i know,i was on the thread about the news etc at 11,i can do more than one thing at once you know,hit send and answer a phone.
#19
DLM
deb8z
I was on the phone :(
Disgusting :p

I tell the truth,i wasn't silent oO
#20
I was at a gig, 60 k people were screaming!
banned#21
deb8z
FilthAndFurry
deb8z
I was on the phone :(
You were on here. You posted at 11.


Yes i know,i was on the thread about the news etc at 11,i can do more than one thing at once you know,hit send and answer a phone.


All you had to really do was one thing. But I understand it's a personal choice.
banned#22
I forgot. Oops :p
1 Like #23
Adam2050
I didn't but then again remembering people for one day is stupid, tend to remember what they did for us and the country throughout the year not just for one two minute session.


I agree we should remember these folks throughout the year; but I think having a remembrance day is still valuable; there's no reason not to do both.
#24
MaxxyWaxxy
I was at a gig, 60 k people were screaming!


Uh, half an hour ago?
banned#25
watching hells kitchen on my own. Does that count lol?
#26
I stayed silent :)
banned#27
livingthelife07
I stayed silent :)

Good boy x x
#28
All my family stayed silent, even my 3yr old. My granadad died in the war and i have bought my children up to understand and respect it.
banned#29
cherishu2
All my family stayed silent, even my 3yr old. My granadad died in the war and i have bought my children up to understand and respect it.

Hope your grandad is resting in peace.
6 Likes #30
I forgot!

I don't think that it mattered very much that I forgot and I don't think that you have to stand still and be silent, to be respectful of the dead and injured.

I think sometimes of when my dad, now passed on, was a prisoner of war in WW2 and of uncles who survived service in N Africa. As a family , I think I have only one great uncle who died in WW1, so fortunate in that respect.
I know that they had all sorts of thoughts about all sorts of things to do with the war dead, injured and survivors and none of those thoughts would have included the importance of being silent for 2 minutes. That was them though and others may think differently.

However, in public, or when I was teaching, I would be reminded to be quiet at 11am and I would be happy to do so. I would have been happy to do so this morning as well, if I had remembered.

I don't like people being berated for 'not conforming' or 'being disrespectful' - only that person knows what they are thinking. It may be that they would break down if they stopped and thought, or they might miss their train, or anything.
#31
My grandad also died in the war, well actually he survived the fighting, stood on a landline on the way home, that's all I know about him tbh. My dad was too young to remember anything. and my nan passed away when I was quite young.
1 Like #32
I attended the service at my sons school - it was so lovely. The kids read poems and sang Imagine - all totally out of tune lol,. They finished off singing Old Soldiers Never Die - was really touching.
#33
i was asleep sick during that time - did that count?
2 Likes #34
i was about to pay for petrol but the manager stopped us all so we could bserve the silence. felt sorry for the ppl outside who were about to fill up as they turned the pumps off as well! it was miserable outside and i thought this is well gay....but then i actually did think of the people who put their lives down, not only n WW2 and 1 but generally...then i started looking at the chocolates.
#35
I forgot, but i was sleeping so i suppose i did it X)

My grans great uncle (i think it was) was the first member if the TA in britain to volunteer for ww1, he died in turkey and my grandpas father spent most of ww2 in a japanese prisoner of war camp

Edited By: micoo on Nov 11, 2010 16:52
banned 1 Like #36
magicbeans
.then i started looking at the chocolates.


LOL..... You really are a nutter!X)
#37
I find the two minute silence an immensely poignant time. I have so many issues with it though. I think it is severely mislabeled. It's not about the silence, more about the remembering/respecting. Once (when I used to work) one woman said 'Right, off to make my tea while this silence thing happens. Only room for one in the kitchen, so no one to chat to there!' I found this incredibly insensitive. Its hard to explain, but another time I was being silent, remembering, and looking out the window of an office where I worked alone as PA for a chap. He came into my office at the exact end of the prescribed two minutes and stood behind me waiting for me to respond to his entrance. I was still coming out of my remembering time, still very moved and watery eyed. He stood there for a full minute before I gathered myself together and turned around. He said 'Its a two minute silence, not three', at which point I erupted. The two minute silence is a good way for people to remember en masse, but just being silent - in my opinion, anyway - does not count.
#38
I would of been my grans birthday if she was still with us.
#39
Heard about the muslims burning the poppy's? Now thats sick. If we were racist towards them, just where would the system stand?
2 Likes #40
DarrylJohn
Heard about the muslims burning the poppy's? Now thats sick. If we were racist towards them, just where would the system stand?


There were 35 'Islamic protesters' that did this, out of a population of 2.4 million Muslims in the UK. Whilst I agree it is a disgrace, it is a inane generalisation to make a statement like 'If we were racist towards them, just where would the system stand', since the absolute majority of Muslims did not partake in that unfortunate incident. Don't let the media get the better of you.

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