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So yesterday, during lunch time, there were several people seated in the cafeteria and having their lunch. The cricket match was being played on the TV and the national anthem starts playing.
One by one, everyone started standing up for the anthem. I didn't... neither did any of the people at my table (probably because they didn't notice the others). Most of them were behind our backs.
It felt strange... People were standing whilst chewing on their food... and the ones who weren't felt compelled to do so seeing the others stand.
Now just like I wouldn't liked to be asked why I didn't stand for the anthem, I wouldn't ask them why they did. They are free to do whatever they want.
But it just didn't feel right. What do you guys think?
Is this normal for a workplace?