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Going for a latte in the new normal

Old Jun 26th 2020, 5:08 pm
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Thats rather a judgmental statement to make don't you think?
Yes. I'm judging that it's an anti-social act worse than smoking in a crowded space, worse than drunk driving, not as bad as having a cold sore yet failing to be tested for STDs and continuing to sleep with people, playing golf or going to Tim Hortons or McDonalds.
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Old Jun 26th 2020, 6:14 pm
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Canadian Tire near us has lots of basic surgical masks, 10 pack for $10.

They also have 2 gallon buckets of hand sanitizer and 5 gallon buckets of it, along with tons of smaller bottles, but man does it stink, its not the nicely scented purell kind, it smells like Vodka on steroids, maybe thats what Vodka would smell like at 80%, they have pretty much been the one stop pandemic shop since day one, not sure how they managed to maintain stock, but they did.

Wal-Mart has no masks but has small supply of hand sanitizer, and if you go early in the day, sometimes lysol wipes or similiar.

Liquid hand soap Wal-Mart can't seem to keep in stock though.

Guess a company the size of Wal-Mart needs so much stock, might be hard for them to source alternative companies who can supply massive amounts to them.

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Old Jun 26th 2020, 6:21 pm
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Yes. I'm judging that it's an anti-social act worse than smoking in a crowded space, worse than drunk driving, not as bad as having a cold sore yet failing to be tested for STDs and continuing to sleep with people, playing golf or going to Tim Hortons or McDonalds.
Guilty as charged.....social butterfly! can't blame me for the cold sore though infected as a child.... oh and I think Starbucks is way more of a crime than Timmys.... and Golf is ok as long as you don't take it seriously and beer cart girl is on the course. Not as I play
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Old Jun 26th 2020, 6:27 pm
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...beer cart girl...
That's a thing?
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Old Jun 26th 2020, 6:30 pm
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That's a thing?
Not necessarily women. Child 1 (male) has also done this, presumably catering to the less sexist end of the market.
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Old Jun 26th 2020, 7:17 pm
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Not necessarily women. Child 1 (male) has also done this, presumably catering to the less sexist end of the market.
I confess that I have been on a golf course (though I have no polyester, no plaid and don't drive very slowly in a Caddy while smoking a cigar). The aspect of golf I did like was that one's guilt at contributing to so much environmental destruction is assuaged by the constant arrival of young women, dressed as if they worked at the Twin Peaks restaurant chain, who are carrying cold beer and tequila shots. It's like being in Mad Men for the day. Based on my exposure to people who play golf, Trump is the archetypal golfer, not only in physique and sense of fair play but in treatment of the staff, I would be aghast if any of my children (one of whom worked at Hooters) were to consider a position in such a degraded environment, but for a moment it was guilty fun, like Filmore's.
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Yes. I'm judging that it's an anti-social act worse than smoking in a crowded space, worse than drunk driving, not as bad as having a cold sore yet failing to be tested for STDs and continuing to sleep with people, playing golf or going to Tim Hortons or McDonalds.
God damn you are a doomsayer

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..... My Wife is a person of BAME who is also asthmatic, I'm doing my hardest to stay safe but as Seneca once said
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..... If I am outside in a small crowd of less than 30, I'm not worried. No mask and not really concerned about being 2m apart.

If I am inside, a small shop for example, no mask but I do social distance and turn my head away when social distancing isn't possible, [] small aisles for example.

...... I haven't been to a restaurant yet so I'm not sure what I will do there, hopefully sit outside.
"Your hardest." Hmmm.
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Old Jun 29th 2020, 2:20 pm
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"Your hardest." Hmmm.
It's funny because she works 5 days a week in retail talking to people all day long and I'm WFH and hardly go out except for our once a fortnight food shopping trip to Costco.

On a scale of 1 -10 where 1 is not bothered, and 10 is being in 24x7 panic mode, I'm about a 3 or a 4 when it comes to concerns about catching it. Social distancing and wearing a mask when requested is my attempt at trying my 'hardest'.
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It's funny because she works 5 days a week in retail talking to people all day long and I'm WFH and hardly go out except for our once a fortnight food shopping trip to Costco.

On a scale of 1 -10 where 1 is not bothered, and 10 is being in 24x7 panic mode, I'm about a 3 or a 4 when it comes to concerns about catching it. Social distancing and wearing a mask when requested is my attempt at trying my 'hardest'.
I think your "hardest" sounds like common sense to me.
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Old Jun 29th 2020, 4:03 pm
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I think I'm about 8 on the panic scale.
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I think I'm about 8 on the panic scale.
You are in the UK though arn;t you? Its a different demographic and culture than here... I come into contact with a lot less people here than I would of done in the UK.
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Old Jun 29th 2020, 4:31 pm
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You are in the UK though arn;t you? Its a different demographic and culture than here... I come into contact with a lot less people here than I would of done in the UK.
100% agree with you there.

If I lived in Leicester right now, I'd be a 9 or a 10.
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I think I'm about 8 on the panic scale.
Likewise - or possibly a 9+.. knowing that my arteries are between 71 and 100% blocked already, and having had one stroke, brain bleed, brain damage blah blah blah, with an increased risk of having another, the last thing I need is to catch Covid 19 and have one blood clot.... which would likely be the end of me. I'm not ready to go yet!

I get so frustrated by people who don't believe in the virus, don't believe in the need to social distance or protect those at home who are self isolating. I was invited to a birthday party on Sunday - "oh we are allowed TEN adults - the kids don't count - so we're all good to have the party!" They have forgotten that their immediate family - i.e. children, childrens partners, grandchildren and themselves already add up to 10 people - let alone the 7 other people (and their extended families) they have also invited and the 2 great grandparents who have the birthdays - both almost 80.. and the other great grandparent who has health issues and who they visit daily in the home they are in...... they don't understand the concept of Social Circles at all - they live in a very small 1.5 bedroom condo and will have around 20 people there including all the children (some of who are under 2) https://www.ontario.ca/page/create-s...uring-covid-19 I explained why I couldn't attend and they said 'oh come over next weekend instead and sit on the balcony and have drinks with us!' Sigh.

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You are in the UK though arn;t you? Its a different demographic and culture than here... I come into contact with a lot less people here than I would of done in the UK.
Yes, but I don't think it's country so much as local incidence. It's also about how we as individuals perceive we will survive it. Personally, I'm somewhat fatalistic, and assume that if I get it, there's a strong likelihood that it will be severe.
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