What a bitter old cow

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When_Practicable said:
http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-blogs-views/birmingham-mail-columnists/maureen-messent/2010/04/09/tears-cried-for-the-unknown-97319-26207588/



What a truly misguided individual
So you are denying the existence of those sick individuals, the "grief junkies".
 
#5
I think in many ways she has a bit of a point actually.
 
#6
She is right, this country is full of grief ghouls.
 

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#7
She's right and I agree with her. Grief-whoring is never pretty.

There will be those there for the best of reasons but also more than a few who are in the Diana mould.
 
#9
I'm afraid she's been 'Daisy Demented' of Brum for donkey's years.It is getting very ghoulish,but it's also keeping Cyclops fairly honest and focussing some attention on the inquests taking place...
 
#10
If people want to pay their respects i think that is to be admired. It would be far worse if it were just ignored.

I imagine that most of the people down there are towns people and members of the british legion, indivduals unit, family etc
 
#11
When_Practicable said:
If people want to pay their respects i think that is to be admired. It would be far worse if it were just ignored.

I imagine that most of the people down there are towns people and members of the british legion, indivduals unit, family etc
Were you chucking daisies at Di's box too?
 
#12
When_Practicable said:
If people want to pay their respects i think that is to be admired. It would be far worse if it were just ignored.

I imagine that most of the people down there are towns people and members of the british legion, indivduals unit, family etc
Admire people who turn up at a strangers coffin passing by? Strange boy!
 
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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
When_Practicable said:
If people want to pay their respects i think that is to be admired. It would be far worse if it were just ignored.

I imagine that most of the people down there are towns people and members of the british legion, indivduals unit, family etc
Were you chucking daisies at Di's box too?
Well i think thats a different kettle of fish really. Worlds apart between the death of a serving soldier and a former royal.

I just find her opinion fairly distasteful and think that its a good thing that people actually bother to make the effort. It has also helped bring it into the public eye.
 
#17
Bitter old cow, my arse.

Grief-ghouling is just yet another sign of the pishy politically correct times we live in.

Fuck knows we've had enough of it on this site in the past.
 
#18
llech said:
When_Practicable said:
If people want to pay their respects i think that is to be admired. It would be far worse if it were just ignored.

I imagine that most of the people down there are towns people and members of the british legion, indivduals unit, family etc
Admire people who turn up at a strangers coffin passing by? Strange boy!
Well short answer.....Yes.
 
#19
imagine that most of the people down there are towns people and members of the british legion, indivduals unit, family etc
Utter bollox!!

I've heard women in a Co-op queue trying to black cat each other "boasting" they knew the latest casualty from here etc and how theywent to Wooton only a few weeks before and how they were planning going again etc.

Its fashionable amongst certain daytime tv watching members of society to have a few "Wootons" under their belt dontcha know. Even better if they can claim some association with any of the repatriated.
 

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#20
If only the local residents and those who knew or were related to the deceased turned up, the streets would be vastly emptier. I'd prefer too see it like that, far more respectful. She's got a very good point.

We've got a day every year to pay our respects to people we never knew.
 

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