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Just for fun - Carers Charts Top 20 count down - Carers UK Forum

Just for fun - Carers Charts Top 20 count down

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OK here we go music lovers - counting down, here is this week's Carers Charts and at this week's number 20 is
Billy Ocean - When the going gets tough, the tough get going ...
Not to preempt the obvious number but ... The End ... by The Doors ... is looking an odds on favourite ?

A close second ... and to appease a certain " Green " on here ... The Red Telephone ... by Love ... and that old hill of mine ?

Canny fettle ... bonny lass ?
Helen Reddy's "I am woman".

I often played this as I was driving to college in Southampton for my degree course, wondering if it was worth the struggle to get son with LD sorted, grapple with the rush hour traffic, sit on a hard chair all day trying to learn stuff that sometimes seemed too difficult.

It WAS definitely worth it, I got my degree, and couldn't have gone on to run our business without it.

But the words always strike a chord with me. Maybe someone else could find and load the words?
I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again
Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman
You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul
Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible…


In this strange world of 2019 wherein a teacher was heavily criticized for using the words FATHER CHRISTMAS ... as opposed to SANTA ... a gender neutral term ...
would the first line now be appropriate ?

( Time for that year end bill ... services rendered to the forum ... could do with a few more food bank vouchers ... scarce this time of the year. )
Thanks Chris, as always.

Any ideas about alternative to "woman"? "Person" doesn't quite work. Carer is the right length, and the words certainly apply to us.

Social Services haven't won yet, I'm still battling!
Perhaps the usual terrace comments on Boxing Day ... traditional time for father and son to watch their home team get slaughtered ... if only to get way from
their nagging wife / mother / girl friend ... may be a good clue ?

" For **** sake ! Wake up ! You're playing just like a bunch of old ... gender neutral individuals ! "

( During my days on the terraces , it was that " Other " bunch of gender neutral individuals who were the worst !

Poor linesman ... stood more chance of being hit with a gin bottle than a brown ale one ! )


Seasonal salutations to all readers ... whatever your chosen gender ?

( A few slices of wild boar from that local wood of yours would not go amiss , BB ? )
This reminds me of when in a meeting in my days as a child care officer. I was introduced as Ms, ( surname). I objected, and said please call me by my first name or Mrs. I certainly have no concerns about other females choosing to be Ms, but I had never chose to and before marriage I was Miss,and afterwards was Mrs. One of the team said I was wrong. Why? Any thoughts.
I married at 19 and went from being Miss to Mrs. It is, after all, the shortened form of "Mistress". I cannot stand Ms. What does it mean???

Anyone who keeps calling me Mrs."X" I ask to address me by the shortened form of my first name, just 4 letters, much less of a mouthful. My surname is a bit unusual and often gets remarks. (I have a friend Mrs. Allcock who used to live at "Willy's Well"!

I can't stand people who address me as "Madam or Ma'am".
Call centres are the worst culprits for that, especially in the Philippines. I say "please don't call me that, I don't run a brothel!"

Then there are the people who ring up and ask to speak to me using the long form, which I really cannot stand either. It's a dead give away identifying people who don't know me at all! I only use my full name when booking flights or dealing with the HSBC. One teller really didn't like me paying in cheques in the shortened form but fortunately she soon left.

My Barclays business bank account even used the shortened form of my first name.
Can we have Bruce Springsteen- Waitin(g) on a Sunny Day, great lyrics !!!

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