I couldn't agree more. Zero uptake in our rural backwater, and that makes me proud. The need to label people as "Heroes" for doing their job puzzles me.Time for it to fade away. The millions who died in wars across the years are allocated 2 minutes of silence every year and that is appropriate and moving.
When ‘’Clap for Carers’ was first mooted a few months back I posted on one of the Covid threads (God knows which one!) that the Dutch lass needed to work on her tag line - I personally thought it would be laughed out of town and die a death. I should have known better. It was very quickly adopted by the Media and virtue signallers in every town and village across the land and woe betide If you didn’t partake. A good mate of mine, a retired LE Officer, would take to FB at around 2005 every Thursday night, frothing at the mouth that some of his neighbours were not ‘showing enough respect’ by not taking part. Absolute madness. Coupled with the mass of awful YouTube videos that have sprung up everywhere - the Great War gave us poignant Poetry; Covid has given us awful Karaoke and the Clap.
Thank Christ we live out in the sticks, so there was never any peer pressure on us to get involved, although one dick at the other end of the village took to letting a few fireworks off, just to be one up on everyone else, the cretin.
I for one will be glad to see it disappear, but no doubt there will be something equally schmaltzy coming along behind it, to take its place. I hate the way this Country has turned into a collective Mumsnet.