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Coronavirus.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    That's funny I was at a gig recently as well and felt safe apart from the strange beardy guy sitting next to me and the loony woman he was sitting with :)
     
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    The queue to get in went a long way back along the North bay and I assumed that was because of the COVID checks but as @tek-monkey said they barely even looked at them.

    Luckily most people around us looked to be of an age to have had both jabs (not that this means they have done so).

    It was quite a relief that people were acting sensibly as we left and it was possible to get some distance between our group of four and the rest of the crowd.
     
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    I took a test today as my hayfever seemed to be worse than normal. Not covid, but I need to stop pretending I'm not allergic to wine.
     
  4. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I felt a bit hayfevery after the night in Scarborough, I hope I'm not with cider!
     
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    The seaside normally stops it...!
     
  6. Thehooperman

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    Yeh but you couldn't see the sea from the pubs we were in :)
     
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  7. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Mines worse when I'm in Formby than when I'm in Stafford :(
     
  8. littleme

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    Cheap gin or Crabbies does the same to me.
     
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  10. SketchyMagpie

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    I originally did a reverse image search to see where the image came from and saw it appeared to be part of a set of photos in which the Indian model Shraddha Kapoor appears in. Shraddha identifies as a she. I am less convinced it's from that photo set after having a second look just now, though as I noticed her mask is slightly different even though she's wearing the same clothes.

    Or, you know, I did some research.
     
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  11. SketchyMagpie

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    Ugh yeah that's what I worried about, to be honest. I have thought the first gig I go to again I'll probably go somewhere local (so probably Wolverhampton as I can usually get a train back) and stand at the back. I'm usually on the barrier or near enough but I don't fancy that just yet. XD
     
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    I was probably a little blunt, so apologies for that, but it was just a bit "everyday sexism" for me. A bit "fwaaaar, NORKS, aren't we bloody blokes harharhar!". I asked several female friends if I was being over-sensitive immediately afterwards (or to be more accurate, I asked my social feeds and most of respondents were women) and they all said they'd seen the joke elsewhere and it made them feel gross and they were glad I said something.

    Staged or not, I think stuff like that being passed around subconsciously adds to the culture of women being seen as nothing more than "a feast for eyes" (particularly as she's playing the role of a health worker in that shot - literally saving lives - and yet the sneaky look at her boobs is supposed to be the important thing happening there) and, to be fair, I wasn't just getting offended on behalf of somebody else as it made me feel uncomfortable, too.

    I don't think anyone who posted it or laughed about it was being consciously sexist, mind.
     
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  13. SketchyMagpie

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    Hey, does anybody know what the process is for booking a film at the Odeon currently? I've noticed they're still asking people to line up outside so presume they must have some measures still in place. Just asking as, pre-pandemic, I'd book online and then collect the ticket from one of the machines but it appears like you might need to show your ticket at the door so I'm unsure. Or does the ticket show up on your phone via the app?

    I've been intending to ask a staff member at the door but there's always been a queue and I've not wanted to add to the numbers unnecessarily.

    EDIT: just been to Sainsbury's and glad to see the screens at self-service back up. Must have had a lot of complaints.
     
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    Just a Marchioness disaster added to a Grenfell Tower disaster, death toll today

    Hardly worth a mention is it?
     
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    Sons just had his 2nd Pfizer this morning. (Relieved now , as was worried about him being thrown into isolation as a contact yet again and not being able to make the jab appointment ! )
     
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    Great
     
  18. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Got the minime jabbed.

    Just thought to say, minime only turned 16 on Wednesday, and aparently government guidelines say she can only have 1 vaccine at the moment, not 2 as for older people.

    I'm told that our doctors will contact us if this changes.
     
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    I have a disguise if she needs to borrow it
     
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    I didn't realise that the new ' rules' related to not having to isolate from 16th Aug , if double jabbed and being named a close contact , depended on being fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before

    So son isn't safe from being thrown back into isolation yet again until next Thursday when it's a fortnight since double jabbed :hmm:

    He can't help it if working in close contact at work. But told him to lay low for a bit if he can so he isn't prevented from coming to London with us .

    (In danger of never been seen again without him to hang onto on the tubes :lol: )
     
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