SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 26/08/2015 18:30
When I was in the United Manchester Hospitals Carol Concert choir, we used to sing three carols busy candle light. If you found one of the (battery operated, electric) candles under your chair, you were supposed to hold it - and they were distributed to give a lovely random twinkly effect over the whole choir.
The men in the choir stood in a block, in the centre of the stage, and every year they all passed their candles to the altos and sopranos, so there was an entirely black block in the middle of the choir.
I don't know what dreadful thing they thought would happen if they sang, holding a candle.
FadedRed · 26/08/2015 18:35
Don't know how to phrase this and not sound sexist or anti feminist or some other type of 'ist', but in a place like Homebase there is likely to be some heavy lifting of equipment and products done mainly by male employees and maybe the sashes are seen as a H&S risk?
CigarsofthePharoahs · 26/08/2015 20:14
I used to work for a well known craft store.
We had a sash that everyone had to take it in turns to wear. And then go round asking random customers if you could annoy help them.
Twas grim. But as far as I know it had no effect on anyone's sexual preference, just their morale.
JeanneDeMontbaston · 26/08/2015 21:25
S'true about the heavy lifting. Last time I was in Homebase, this 60-something bloke made me get a trolley for my own vaguely heavy garden stuff*. I dunno how I was meant to get it home off the premises. Must be Health and Safety.
- This is true, but I think it's possible he was, you know, just being concerned. Seeing as this is a DIY store, not Mount Everest crossed with the Olympics.
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