London feels more cheerful now

I'm sure it's part of the afterglow of the Paralympics. Travelling on public transport I have noticed a distinctly higher level of helpfulness. Mothers with buggies have willing hands helping them up and down stairs. Strongmen vie with one another to carry the suitcases of the frail and elderly.

Politeness has made a comeback too. People in a hurry pause to apologise if they bump into someone else on the escalators or station concourse. Out in the street strangers smile and nod greetings -- normal behaviour, perhaps, in villages and small towns, but I'm talking about London here, the Big Smoke, the City of Lost Dreams.

The Paralympics were an incredible catalyst for goodwill, and much of that has lasted. It
has also probably had an effect on the way we do business. People in a positive frame of mind do better business, and when our approach is friendly and cheerful, we tend to get a good result more often.

Long may it continue.

PKP

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London feels more cheerful now

What a healthy reaction, Mick! No need to feel guilty. You help when you can, but on this occasion you may have injured yourself. Let me offer you absolution ... PKP

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Mick Say

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I felt really guilty... !!

Hi Phillip - all I recently joined the local gym and over did the training in my upper-body.. Travelling from Victoria to Bank on the Tube I came up behind a lady struggling with a large suit-case on the stairs - I was in quite a lot of pain in my arms and shoulders and the lady was far younger than me so I walked past her without offering help. Boy did I feel guilty - I frequently help people with their luggage and buggies on the tube etc, and on this occasion I had to walk-on-by.... Ouch - Not sure which was the worst pain - my arms and shoulders or the guilt for not offering help :-) Mick

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Carolyn Williams

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London feels more cheerful now

@People in a positive frame of mind do better business, and when our approach is friendly and cheerful, we tend to get a good result more often. Let's hope it catches on? ......;)

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Binh Zientek

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London feels more cheerful now

Funny but I was on the tube yesterday and felt a pang, because I was missing the buzz of seeing all those happy people on the tube going to the olympics with their family. I miss the immense goodwill and the happy smiles throughout those time. But I do think there seems to be some good feeling still remaining...I hope it last.

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Robert Craven

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London feels more cheerful now

PKP I think you are right. I have been in town quite a bit and things do seem cheerier somehow. I think it is more than just my rose-tinted spectacles,. RC

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George Emsden

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London feels more cheerful now

People who moan about the cost of the Olympics which includes the cost of dismantling see these amazing pics completely ignore the benefits which are likely to be long term and difficult to measure financially. In a sentence, these were our finest hour - over 70 years since someone last said it. And the value of inspiring the next generation? Priceless!

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