AA Grundi: The eclipse clashed with Jeremy Kyle

In case you missed it...
In case you missed it...

It’s not very easy impressing people in Worksop or getting their attention is it?

There can’t be a group of people anywhere on the planet more difficult to inspire or get excited.

If there was a fiver floating through the stratosphere I’m sure a few more Worksop folk might look to the skies

AA Grundi

Take the reaction around here to Friday’s solar eclipse.

You don’t have to be Professor Brian Cox to realise this was a pretty rare event and it might be worth poking your head out the door to have a gander at.

Ok it was a bit cloudy and Jeremy Kyle was on, but even grumpy old AA Grundi had a look.

But were the good people of Worksop even the slightest bit interested in this solar phenomenon?

Not from what I could see when I had a look round town.

Folk in Greggs barely looked up from their bacon rolls or steak slices as 90 per cent of the sun was obscured from view.

The crowds queuing at Iceland didn’t seem to bothered that an event was happening outside which won’t take place again for dozens of years.

And folk on the bus to Larwood barely gazed out the window or ignored their phones for a second.

It got me thinking what exactly would catch people’s attention in this neck of the woods.

If there was a fiver floating through the stratosphere I’m sure a few more Worksop folk might look to the skies.

If Goggle Box or Coronation Street was on a big screen in Bridge Place people might look up for a moment from their daily lives.

And if by some meteorological miracle it suddenly started raining Blossom Hill there’d be plenty of people walking round with cricked necks.

But sadly an eclipse of the sun just doesn’t cut it.

Obviously everyone round here is complacent enough to think they’ll still be around for the next total eclipse in the UK in September 2090...