Before the London Olympics many precautions were taken to clean up the local area, ensure public transport was working great, that security were paid, and that strikes didn’t happen.
It was almost that kind of “lets throw everything under the bed because we’re having guests over” mentality.
Now it’s over, will people return to defacing public property, throwing empty lager cans over someone’s garden fence and/or looking so unapproachable that even a stranger wanting to approach to ask them for the time, is off the cards?
Time will tell.
What we had in London was a two week bonanza where we got to brag that we were hosting one of the most memorable sporting events known to man. But I hope that isn’t all it was.
The ‘United spirit’ got into everyone, even you – can you really say otherwise?
Now that the party is over, who’s responsible for maintaining that morale? In re-enforcing it when the chips are down and the banks are empty?
Are we really expected to go on the same way as before, waiting for the next thing to help us ignore this recession we’re apparently not having? Hmm…