With Britain’s Olympic medal winners attributing their success to the lift given by the home crowd, government ministers hope the flagging economy can be boosted by having people work in front of thousands of noisy fans.
Early trials are showing positive results with productivity at one sandwich factory up 20% when 5,000 spectators were sent in to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ – increasing the possibility that the scheme could be rolled out across the country.
‘The crowd were like a few extra keys on my keyboard’, said exhausted writer Erica Corbett, moments after completing a thirty-page radio script in a new personal best of 53 minutes and 18 seconds in front of 70,000 fans at Twickenham Stadium.
‘Or maybe a few extra fingers,’ she said.
And James Eaton, a newly-qualified surgeon, echoed the thoughts of many others.
‘The noise is amazing,’ he said. ‘It meant so much to know they were all behind me. Obviously I’m disappointed the operation didn’t go too well, but the fans were brilliant.’
Posted: Aug 6th, 2012 by Golgeau Treize
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