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Pet awareness week is postponed, cinema bans POPCORN and even a PHONE BOOTH has gone into mourning

Britons have shared more unusual tributes in memory of the Queen via social media ahead of her state funeral on Monday.

While grocery store closures, hospital cancellations, and trash pick-up delays will impact millions, many have gleefully pointed to some of the more niche examples of businesses, charities and individuals offering their own “sign of respect.”

One that caught the attention of many on Twitter was the postponement of Guinea Pig Awareness Week.

A Facebook post read: ‘In recognition of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are postponing Guinea Pig Awareness Week.

“Guinea Pig Awareness Week is now taking place from September 26-30.”

There was also a lot of reaction to a photo of a traditional red telephone box, covered in a black veil, with bouquets of flowers next to it.

One that caught the attention of many on Twitter was the postponement of Guinea Pig Awareness Week

One that caught the attention of many on Twitter was the postponement of Guinea Pig Awareness Week

Social media users were shocked by the closure of a kiddie ride based on the animated character Bing

Social media users were shocked by the closure of a kiddie ride based on the animated character Bing

Social media users were shocked by the closure of a kiddie ride based on the animated character Bing

An A4 notice posted on the attraction read: 'As a sign of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are suspending use of this ride while the nation is in mourning.  Thank you for your understanding'

An A4 notice posted on the attraction read: 'As a sign of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are suspending use of this ride while the nation is in mourning.  Thank you for your understanding'

An A4 notice posted on the attraction read: ‘As a sign of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are suspending use of this ride while the nation is in mourning. Thank you for your understanding’

Meanwhile, cinemas across the country have decided not to show blockbuster movies on Monday, but some have been puzzled by Vue's policy on airing the service.

Meanwhile, cinemas across the country have decided not to show blockbuster movies on Monday, but some have been puzzled by Vue's policy on airing the service.

Meanwhile, cinemas across the country have decided not to show blockbuster movies on Monday, but some have been puzzled by Vue’s policy on airing the service.

Elsewhere, social media users were shocked by the closure of a kiddie ride based on the animated character Bing.

An A4 notice posted on the attraction read: ‘As a sign of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are suspending use of this ride while the nation is in mourning. Thank you for your understanding.’

Likewise, a large sign revealed that a fairground in Brighton had been closed ‘out of respect’.

Meanwhile, cinemas across the country have decided not to show blockbuster movies on Monday, but some have been puzzled by Vue’s policy on airing the service.

The chain says on its website: ‘We will be showing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral live from 10am on Monday 19th September in selected locations across the UK.

Seating is free and our shopping offer on this day is limited to free mineral water during the broadcast, with no other snacks or drinks for sale.

“We don’t show our normal film schedule on this day.”

Others pointed to a shop’s solemn message about the monarch against the backdrop of a colorful children’s display, a men’s tattoo of the Queen and Paddington Bear, and a host of other canceled events, such as Streatham Common Wind Day.

A Manchester tourist attraction has also taken steps to adjust its operations as a ‘sign of respect’.

At the I’m a Celebrity Jungle attraction on Salford Quays, contestants bid to become ‘king or queen of the jungle’.

However, these titles will be temporarily removed and the winners at the end of the trials will instead be referred to as the ‘champion of the jungle’.

And YoSushi has pushed its reduced-price menu — featuring items for 97p to mark 25 years of business since 1997 — beyond the period of mourning.

They are the latest examples of obscure ways businesses and organizations are honoring the Queen’s death, following the closure of bike racks, lowering the volume of beeps on supermarket tills and stopping clocks the moment the monarch died. were spotted earlier this week.

In response to the various reported cancellations and closures, tweeters joked, “It’s what she would have wanted.”

Similarly, a large sign revealed that a Brighton funfair was closed 'out of respect'

Similarly, a large sign revealed that a Brighton funfair was closed 'out of respect'

Similarly, a large sign revealed that a Brighton funfair was closed ‘out of respect’

Others pointed to a shop's solemn message about the frost against the backdrop of a colorful children's display

Others pointed to a shop's solemn message about the frost against the backdrop of a colorful children's display

Others pointed to a shop’s solemn message about the frost against the backdrop of a colorful children’s display

The tattoo of a queen's man holding Paddington Bear's hand also sparked a reaction

The tattoo of a queen's man holding Paddington Bear's hand also sparked a reaction

The tattoo of a queen’s man holding Paddington Bear’s hand also sparked a reaction

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1663153705 252 Pet awareness week is postponed cinema bans POPCORN and even

Meanwhile, buskers have reacted with disbelief to TfL’s sudden decision to suspend bus services on the London Underground during the mourning period.

Some took to social media to express their frustration, saying they would lose income for a week as a result of the decision.

Author Philip Pullman also weighed in on the decision, saying: “Apparently TfL has stated that busting on the subway will not be allowed until after the Queen’s funeral. What a wretched, vile state of mind this reveals.’

A musician known as Benjamin Teacher, who is blind and plays guitar with one arm on the Underground, replied, “Thanks for the support Philip.

“As LU Busker who is physically disabled and legally blind, Busking is my only source of income to provide for and survive.

“This brief ban ONLY affects us Buskers. Especially the disabled. Please reconsider.’

Chris Morris, 41, said he’s been busking for years and plays in the underground most days, either solo or with his band Berlin Blonde.

He said, “I didn’t know they sent an email telling them not to go out on the street. I thought, honestly, it’s a bit c**p without notice, but if it’s just this weekend, I can deal with that. But later that day it said sorry, it will have to be until after the funeral.

“We book our pitches two weeks in advance, so we didn’t know anyone was going to die.”

He said he would normally earn between £300 and £400 a week depending on how many days he plays and that TfL’s decision will in fact cost him almost two weeks of work as he will miss two weekends which are more profitable than the weekdays.

The guitarist and drummer also said he now plans to romp in the streets of East London, despite it being less safe.

He added: ‘I went to the bus on Friday and had a really good day in South Kensington, making over £100 in four hours. I think people appreciated that someone brightened the mood.

‘It’s so much better on the Tube, you have security, you have internet so you can pay contactless, and it’s much safer. I’ve been robbed on the street before.

“I appreciate TfL let us do this, but I wish they had warned us.”

TfL’s busking plan includes 39 standing spaces across 25 London Underground stations. On its website, TfL says that street musicians play to a unique audience of 3.5 million people.

Busking on the Tube has attracted big stars like Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Bob Geldof and Katherine Jenkins.

Jamie Pullman, London Regional Organizer for the Musicians’ Union (MU), said: “The MU has been in contact with many musicians who have been denied the opportunity to earn a living and wholeheartedly supports their view that they should continue playing . on the underground.

“Since music plays such a central role in national events – royal weddings and now the Queen’s funeral, it is absurd to suggest that it is a disrespectful activity.

“Busking continued safely during the recent anniversary celebrations, so we believe overcrowding concerns are overblown.”

David Fisher, co-director of the campaign group Keep Streets Live, added: ‘We are deeply disappointed by the decision to prevent street performers from making a living on the London Underground during the Queen’s mourning period.

“While we understand that many people want to mourn and pay their respects, this should not prevent buskers from doing their job.

“It’s hard to believe that the Royal Family, which has supported a wide range of arts-oriented charities over the years, would approve such a ban and we call on TfL to urgently change this policy, and we hope they do.” that this will not set a precedent for other areas of London.’

A TfL spokesperson said: “During the period of national mourning, we have made the decision to suspend the busking scheme on our network and after that we will reopen the scheme.”