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The slow crawl out of self distancing

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by c0tt0nt0p, May 6, 2020.

  1. perry081064

    perry081064 Well-Known Forumite

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    I came to the same conclusion myself.

    However , it has to be said that lockdown isnt over yet , even though some think it is and are out and about every 2 minutes.
    Some restrictions have been lifted , some shops will begin trading soon , however the general guidance is still to stay at home where possible.

    The term 'stay alert' rather than 'stay at home' is nothing more than a 'get out clause' for the government.

    should be an 'interesting' few weeks ahead.
     
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    Love this - very good - perhaps they should also say 'we won't do it again'


     
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    We will either self-isolate, and practice social distancing, or lose ourselves.

    If we are going to confuse the two, i'm all for social-isolation, but baulk at self distancing. I mean, how would that even work?

    Regardless of the pace we engage it at?
     
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  5. Gramaisc

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    Southend Beach.

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    Hopefully, they all remained alert.

    Although they may not be fully onboard with the use of metric linear units.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    The angle of the shot makes it impossible to judge whether social distancing rules were applied. Which I think is the point.
     
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    i think theres a spot about a mile out to sea to the right ;)
     
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    Indeed, I think they probably are, but that wouldn't make a good headline the Daily Mail/
     
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    When I see scenes like that, i'm thinking why can't they just open the pubs now, it seems a free for all anyway!

    The asda queue was very good the other day, they was right next to each other what's the point?

    Oh and of course, those people that have to have a chat on the paths, or in the supermarkets wherever, they might be social distancing, but then you're forced to walk through the middle of 2 people!

    I use to love going down the canal, can't do that anymore for reasons i've stated, it seems everyone loves it now.

    /Rantover I hate people, have a good day
     
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    They're probably all the same family anyway. It is Essex after all :)
     
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    Is the pic actually from yesterday or just a stock pic they roll out when they want?
     
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    It could even be photoshopped. The truth isn't necessarily the modus operandi of Her Majesty's Press.
     
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    Who's pinched the pier?
     
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    There was a picture of Brighton (I think ) in the Daily Express a few weeks ago. It was proven to be fake as there were cranes in the picture, which had been taken down last year.
     
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    Google Maps would suggest that the viewer is looking east, from a point just east of the pier.

    A reverse image search did turn up some "results" claiming to be pages (all in the Sun) that contained the image from some years ago, but when loaded, it didn't seem to be in any of them (now) - other than those, all the others were from the last two days.
     
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    I tutted very loudly (although it was muffled by my mask) at two people having a nice chit chat in an aisle in Tesco yesterday. I appreciate seeing people is nice but not the place for a chat right now.
     
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    Definitely Southend. I was looking at the pier on Google Earth. I did a months course at the Kelvin Hughes Radar school right on the end of Southend Pier in 1972 (you got a cracking picture of the Thames Estuary on the radar set.) It was the middle of winter so Southend was pretty bleak. At that time there was a train running the length of the pier which I think might still be there. (The photographs on Google Earth are crap since they dumped Panoramia.) Interesting journey to work every day.
    All the pier head is changed now, I think they had a fire which took out the old building and presumably the radar school that sat on top of it. I believe at that time it was the longest pleasure pier in the world, possibly still is.
    On the whole I prefer the Cornish beaches, especially at this end of the county. They are vast and empty and undeveloped.
     
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    A Farmer in Cornwall sees a bloke drinking from his stream & shouts:
    "Wozzon? Ee dun wanna be drinkin dat, it's full of horse piss an cow shit".

    The bloke says:
    "I'm from London and popped down to self-isolate in my 2nd property in the village, can you speak bit slower please".

    The Farmer replies:
    "If - you - use - two - hands - you - won't - spill - any"!!!!!
     
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    We'll be down this weekend, then.
     
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