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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The last six months hasn't been too bad for me. When I had a proper job, 10% of the people were the worst aspect of it. These days, I generally am not involved with other people when actually doing anything. I do what I want, when I want, for who I want - in general.

    The events from March on did, of course, pretty much reduce my income to zero, but I also spent bugger all - and had time and scope to do stuff that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. It may also have considerably advanced a long-term plan that wasn't advancing much in "normal times".

    My biggest 'problem' is the fear that I'll get added to a list that will cause me logistical issues.




    As someone who hopes, one day, to be an 'elder', I would say that they are not always necessarily worthy of automatic extra respect - unless their extra experience has enabled them to behave in a manner that should engender such a response. This can often be the case, but it is not by any means an automatic process. Sometimes, they may have age-related issues that can form part of an excuse - usually, though, it's because they are just awkward or careless or self-important - or whatever.

    You did what you should have done. :up:
     
  2. Glam

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    You can always send a message you know. I'm not very good with words, as my posts often prove. But I'm a ruddy good listener at times x
     
  3. littleme

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    She is, it's true x
     
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  4. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    This though....

    "I'm so ranty today, people are so stupid. If you have a reason not to wear a mask that is fine by me, but do not lie, don't tell me you're astmathic (when you aren't), it hurts your nose, it hurts your ears, it gives you spots (wtaf?, I know, just farking wear it), I can't breathe, it's too hot, I'm having flushes.... You have to wear it for between 10mins and a hour depending on how long it takes you to shop. I have to wear it for or 8hrs, nurses and Dr's have to wear it for even longer, theirs are propper masks that cut into their skin and leave marks, ours are cloth 'coverings', they don't hurt you, they are a small inconvenience to keep EVERYONE safe, get a god damn grip!!!!!
     
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  5. Cue

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    Not furloughed, but it’s both dragged and lightning fast. I remember thinking in August that it felt so long since the Tiger King era of lockdown, but also didn’t feel that long at all...

    Sounds like they might be handling that themselves tbh
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Absolutely - a large number of the "reasons" that people give for not wearing a mask would suggest that they shouldn't really be there anyway ( if the reasons are true) - they should be organising somebody to do it for them - it's not like it started yesterday.
     
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    Thanks. Didn't get furloughed thankfully, just wfh. It's very lonely tbh without the daily chats in the tea room and office with the lads. Having said that I have enjoyed little things like being able to get the washing done and on the line and being in for deliveries. Dog has enjoyed the best 6 months ever as well. I actually don't want to return to the office now despite the isolation of being at home!
     
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    If people can't wear face masks then can they wear face shields, just as acceptable - the requirement is to wear a face covering? Mrs Noah wears a face shield, so do quite a few other people, doesn't get any problems.
     
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    I loved the face shield I was able to wear till a couple of weeks ago, I could see and hear what people were saying, they could see and hear me. No longer allowed where I work though.
     
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    I guess it depends on the setting. I was served food by someone wearing a face shield last week, and I'm not sure that was protecting me at all.
     
  11. Cue

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    Face shields aren’t an alternative to cloth masks, no.

    I believe the currently agreed thing is they protect the wearer from others but not vice versa.
     
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    I've an 'in' date of the 2nd November - i went 'out' on the 20-somethingth of March.

    Ultimately it has been what it was.

    In between, it has been many things, but mostly it has been trying.

    I have not particularly enjoyed it, but i haven't hated it either.

    I like people not coming near me, let's keep doing that.
     
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    Just got my diesel heater for the camper van, and now it's too cold and wet to do any work in the van.
    Heater, cold and wet, is the world trying to be sarcastic!
     
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    At midday today the outside thermometer read 7C (that’s about 45F in old money.) It’s the third day of wind and rain !
    I’ve concluded the Atlantic is relocating. :eek:
     
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    Fab day, short shift at work, bit of shopping after, teas cooking, g & t poured so now to relax.
     
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    Nice is very wet

    Paris is going to be dry
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    The bulb in my tumble dryer broke.
    I looked in the manual, it said not user replaceable and to call them. It's under warranty so I did, took them 2 weeks to find an appointment but they sent an engineer out. He says the bulb needs replacing, he doesn't have one so he'll source one and come back in a fortnight.

    The job was literally 'My bulb has died', why come out without a bulb?
     
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    Never had this trouble with a mangle: :P

    Mangle.jpg
     
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    After retiring from work 3 times now, (this time as no money in pot to keep a registered nurse in post NHS I hasten to add feel a bit used last 18 months hey ho ) today is the first day of the rest of my life. I'm bored already
     
  20. littleme

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    There seems to be a large police presence about today.
     
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