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# Dilemma
The Burning Question*: Clapping at the end of a film - grand or very annoying?
Let us distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: One from reader Jason Walsh who says:

Clapping at the end of a film in the cinema – this is for something I’ve seen creep into Ireland recently. I’d like to know what readers make of it.

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What do you think? What do you make of clapping at the end of a film in the cinema?

Poll Results:

It's weird and I don't like it (3770)
I don't mind it but I'm confused as to who they're clapping for (1525)
Can't we all just get along? (433)
I can't help it - I clap when a plane lands too (270)

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