Poppy Season is a bit like the Christmas Season. It seems to start earlier every year. I saw my first one of 2012 in Portadown just after I got off the Dublin train.
I personally have no problem with people wearing a poppy. Nor should anyone. And nobody should have a problem with me not wearing one.
This is of course a special time in the Year of the Internet Blogger. Over on another website, old templates for threads will be dusted off.
By next week we might expect the first outbreak of whataboutery.
Some shop manager is going to tell some shop assistant that she cant wear a poppy and she is going to run off to some DUP MLA who will be demanding some action be taken. Or some other worker is going to be told that she has to wear a poppy and we can read all about it the Andytown News.
And pointless posts on a website.
Why not just use last years posts and comments and save us all time?
But thats what I love about Norn Iron. Consistency.