Pot bashings and applause

It’s Thursday and at 8pm, we were outside applauding and bashing pots.
Hubby and I missed the first week, then we were told it was to be a regular thing.
The second week there were a lot of us out applauding and cheering, then it all started to dwindle.
Not so many of us do it now, but for those that did, it was good to see, acknowledge, wave and let everyone know we are still here.

The lady over the way has not been well at all. She is on the mend, but it is a slow process and they don’t know what’s wrong. The good news is it’s not Covid.
The new people don’t venture out at all, in fact neither do anyone in the properties on that side of the road now.
The numbers reflect a change.
It’s not that we don’t appreciate the NHS, our keyworkers, and all those who are on the front line from delivery drivers to shop staff. We do, and make a point of thanking everyone when we see them.

Maybe it should have been a One off, a month at most, but the impact has worn off.
With case numbers and deaths still way too high, and the money men pushing the government to relax the lockdown completely, people are getting anxious and angry at the risks being forced upon them.
We’ve stayed in our homes, we’ve abided by the social distancing, but we cannot hide.
There is nowhere to go, and that is the scariest thing if all.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Pot bashings and applause

  1. Sadje says:

    Once a month would be better.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Its similar here. not as many people are coming out now to clap for the frontline workers. Its good to see it happen when it does happen.

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  3. Lisa Coleman says:

    pot bashing….never heard that. Can you explain? I see a bunch of banshees with wooden spoons beating the bottom of their pans like a snare drum while doing something that looks like an American tribal rain dance. 🙂 LOL

    • Pot bashing is either beating saucepans or frying pans with wooden spoons as continuous applause was hard on the hands. It also makes more noise and resounds better through the streets!

      • Lisa Coleman says:

        Oh goodie! My vision was pretty good except for the rain dance. 😂

      • wrong month for that, haha

      • Lisa Coleman says:

        We are not getting any rain even though there have been thunderstorms in our area everyday. Maybe I need to go pot bashing and incorporate the dancing. 😂

      • Haha! Watch it, you might be arrested!! Take care Lisa.

      • Lisa Coleman says:

        🤪 that would be bad as that is my biggest fear. I’m claustrophobic and lockup is not appealing. But what fun that would be in a skinny swatch of material covering the important parts of myself. Yeah…arrested! 😂

      • Material???? LOL Standing joke was always midnight, oak trees and no clothes at all! (Not me I hasten to add!!)
        I get claustrophobic sometimes, especially in crowded places, but as long as I can see the way out, I’m usually OK. How are you managing? Do you have a garden you can get out in?

      • Lisa Coleman says:

        We have been so fortunate. The Wildlife Refuges remained open in Florida & Georgia so we traveled (day trips) at least once a week. Our state park beach reopened last week and while somewhat crowded, everyone was social distancing. I have a big house so that helps. It’s old but big. 😊

      • We have the beach five minutes walk up the road and our park, so we’ve been blessed.

      • Lisa Coleman says:

        It is a true blessing. Reasons we don’t live in places like New York City. Too much pavement for me.

  4. fransiweinstein says:

    I think it’s kind of waned off everywhere. And to your point, it’s not that we don’t care or don’t appreciate the front line workers I think you are right. We are all weary and suffering from COVID fatigue. Of course our fatigue doesn’t match theirs, but as long as we thank them when we continue to say thank you when we see them in our daily lives, they know they remain in our hearts and thoughts.

  5. murisopsis says:

    It is the same here. My husband and I (and most of our friends and relatives) are continuing the social distancing. I’d rather postpone illness and stave off death by staying away than invite disaster by rushing to mingle!

  6. willowdot21 says:

    I think it’s a shame it is waning then I read this and I am really shocked. By hey that’s the way of the world.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/22/lets-stop-clapping-for-the-nhs-says-woman-who-started-the-ritual

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