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O/T Is it just me
Discussion started by IDLETIMES , 22 March, 2020 11:04
O/T Is it just me
IDLETIMES 22 March, 2020 11:04
O.k. it doesn't take brains to work out that if all bars, café, cinemas, gyms are closed then people will congregate in the shops that remain open wont they?. Not saying it's right or wrong and it isn't my scene but I can see it happening

Re: O/T Is it just me
ChrisC 22 March, 2020 12:25
Well we don't have supermarkets nearby so I don't know if folks are having social gatherings in those as you suggest. I can say that some of our smallest local shops are limiting the number of customers permitted in the shop at a given time and then it's a case of go in, buy what you need, pay and get out again.

Unless we get an influx of people from London and elsewhere running away to their second homes (second home owners aren't very welcome here at the best of times) and they start stripping our local shops there aren't that many people here to start with, other than in our only city which is a forty minute drive away.

Re: O/T Is it just me
PrestonTiger 22 March, 2020 23:26
Just as bad.. or maybe worse... the fecken eeejits decamp to the seaside promenade or parks or Matlock-Bath-(not)-by-the-Sea and in doing so totally fail to heed both the 'don't congregate' message and the 'don't travel' message.

350 years ago the people who lived in Eyam got it that they needed to not spread the disease, and didn't (even tho they didnt know how or why the plague was spread exactly.)
In 2020 we DO know exactly how it's spread. And we know how many are dead because of it. And see videos of people desperate for their very breath in hospital. Yet a huge swathes of f+×÷÷£king idiots go and do the polar opposite to what's needed. They need a bleedin good shoeing for it. And its probably the same stupid numpties who will suffer the most with lost jobs then whinge.

Can we bring back deportation ?

(As you csn see my usual socialist bent has gone out of the window).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/03/2020 23:58 by PrestonTiger.

Re: O/T Is it just me
Brownian Motion 23 March, 2020 11:16
Deport them where? London you say? And tow it off into the middle of the North Sea? Splendid idea.

Re: O/T Is it just me
IDLETIMES 23 March, 2020 12:28
With you there BM but Preston sort of poses a good question. Are the 'illegals' being tested and if they are, how many are positive and where are they being sent.
. As for these selfish feccers clearing the shops, pack it in, if we all shop when we normally do and buy what we usually buy, there are no shortages but if some goods appear to be temporarily thinned out think if someone else might need more than you do

Re: O/T Is it just me
arh53 23 March, 2020 14:45
There is a counter argument to this though. I usually only shop for food for the next 2 days. ie I go to the shops every 2 days. But now I am begin told to avoid public places and people and that includes supermarkets which is where you can pick up the virus of the baskets, the keypad if you pay by card, etc. So this week I went and got enough food (not more than needed but enough - only what I normally buy but in one trip instead of 3) for about a week. Now that is not hoarding, and I didn't clear the shelves of toilet rolls because I didn't need any, but it means I am only facing the risk of shopping/contracting the virus once a week instead of 3 times a week. So I agree people are being stupid with buying multiples of things they don't need, but at the same time buying for more than one or two day at a time is better for us all if it avoids contact. But if we all did that it would sort of even out after a week or so, and it doesn't seem to be at the moment. So call me stupid feccer if you like but I am just trying to stay safe. And I won't be going shopping until Thursday.

Re: O/T Is it just me
SimonG19 23 March, 2020 15:01
I did exactly the same thing arh53 and also won't be going shopping again until Thursday at the earliest so that's two of us stupid feccers here!

Re: O/T Is it just me
IDLETIMES 23 March, 2020 15:20
That's the whole point, you are not panic buying or hoarding.We only shop twice a week at our local Sainsbury's, general shopping on Wed. afternoon and The Rugby Paper on Sun.

Re: O/T Is it just me
Yorkie 23 March, 2020 15:41
Quote:
Brownian Motion
Deport them where? London you say? And tow it off into the middle of the North Sea? Splendid idea.

Scotland would be better. Let them have their independence and then rebuild Hadrians Wall pdq.



http://www.jakehowlett.com/tuckshop/wrappers/chocolate/plain/yorkie-nutter.jpg

Re: O/T Is it just me
Brownian Motion 23 March, 2020 15:59
Thing is, I actually like Scotland.

Re: O/T Is it just me
PrestonTiger 23 March, 2020 16:41
Quote:
Brownian Motion
Thing is, I actually like Scotland.

Yeah.
Its just the natives that are the problem

Re: O/T Is it just me
Yorkie 23 March, 2020 17:10
But once Jimmy Kranky and those natives have died off from this virus thing then you get to enjoy Scotland without them to spoil the joint. A new spin on ethnic cleansing?!

(Sm159)



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Re: O/T Is it just me
Brownian Motion 23 March, 2020 17:12
I'm not sure that with those consumption levels of Irn Bru that most of them are in any danger...

Re: O/T Is it just me
Yorkie 23 March, 2020 17:15
(Sm6)



http://www.jakehowlett.com/tuckshop/wrappers/chocolate/plain/yorkie-nutter.jpg

Re: O/T Is it just me
Stopsy 23 March, 2020 18:26
Hmmmm chirpy cockneys or Scottish, I know which I prefer.

Re: O/T Is it just me
IDLETIMES 23 March, 2020 19:11
I like Scotland but we are due to go to Cheddar Gorge in June but it's looking highly unlikely now

Re: O/T Is it just me
PrestonTiger 23 March, 2020 21:56
Quote:
IDLETIMES
I like Scotland but we are due to go to Cheddar Gorge in June but it's looking highly unlikely now

Better cheese tho.

Re: O/T Is it just me
IDLETIMES 24 March, 2020 09:01
Well, as expected , people are now gathering round food shops and chemists. We have decided to do our own shopping to free up home delivery service for those who need it most. Be interesting to see who the police will arrest/shoot/advise

Re: O/T Is it just me
Stopsy 24 March, 2020 09:36
Shoot? Idle you do talk some bollocks at times Part of the problem is people over reacting and your continual exaggeration does not help.

Re: O/T Is it just me
IDLETIMES 24 March, 2020 09:42
Just saying how it is, if they are going restrict the No.entering shops, how are they going to do it?

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