Not sure that this is the right forum for this, but here goes. Just back from the newsagent in my local town, where I bought the usual Saturday papers and pontefract cakes. I looked in vain for the Poppy collection tin on the counter so I could donate the change. Odd, I thought that there wasn't one there - every other shop in town has one. I asked the mid-30s woman behind the till where the Poppy box was. 'Ohh, it's still round the back', she said. 'When is poppy day anyway?' she asked. You mean Armistice Day? 'Yeah, I suppose so ... when is armistice day?'. I told her it was November 11th and she seemed quite surprised. I swear this is true.