MOST people in equestrianism have been to hospital at some point and witnessed the caring professionalism of NHS staff. And never have they been appreciated more than during the Covid outbreak.
However, I believe that an opportunity was sorely missed when the nation applauded them on consecutive Thursdays last year. Imagine if a phone app had been available so that everyone could give from 50p to £5 to the staff of their local hospitals. It would have raised multi-millions.
If you think I’ve missed the point and am being unduly mercenary, consider this…
When restaurants are fully opened and you’ve enjoyed a good meal with your friends, at the end of the evening you invite your waitress over. You tell her you don’t believe in tipping, but to show your appreciation you’re all going to stand up and applaud.
Her reaction will remind you that while it’s always nice to be thanked, it doesn’t pay the mortgage.
MESSENGERS OF DOOM
ONE saying that’s really got to me during this pandemic is when Boris or his advisors declare that “we must look at the worst possible scenario.”
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