What was the general reaction around the country to the two minute silence today? Personally, I didn't know there was one until this morning. Where I was in a suburb of Liverpool no one observed it apart from me and another driver. In addition, we seem to have two minutes silence now at the drop of a hat. They had one for the tsunami last year didn't they. Personally, I think they should be kept for Remembrance Day and occasional once only events of national significance. IMHO.