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Going to the pub on Saturday?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Nigel, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    I recently watched an interview with the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham. He was voicing his opinion that it was a mad decision to choose a Saturday as the pub reopening day. I enjoy a few pints but think I'll leave it a while yet. Expect it will be busy though. Drinkers gotta drink.
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  2. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Earlier in the process people were critical of lifting lockdown restrictions on a week day as it encouraged people to act early.

    Pubs have had a really hard time of late so I don’t mind this. People will probably misbehave but it’s not like we haven’t had issues before this.

    I will be staying away though, probably until mid July.
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Staying away, it will be chaos. Later in the week, maybe pop in. But I have no desire to be part of the second wave that's coming in a month.
  5. MJS

    MJS Technical Tinkerer

    No, I'm getting a haircut.

    Our local pub has spent the last 2 weeks tripling the number on bench seats in their garden.
  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    You've got to be having a Turkish...
  7. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    I'll be taking even more precautions over the next week or so, after last weekend's rush. Pub is definitely out.
  8. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    It will be like everyone's local team has won the league, town/city centre chaos.
  9. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    I’ve been working as normal through the lockdown so things haven’t really changed for me, but the one thing I’ve really missed is being able to pop into the pub mid dog walk, or go for a nice weekend pub lunch with SWMBO.

    However, I will not be going anywhere near them for at least a fortnight, to let the frenzy calm down. I might scope my local out after a week or so, it’s in a relatively sleepy rural location so might not be hit as hard.
  10. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    As long as the public behave and act responsibly there shouldn't be a problem.
  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    It will be carnage on the night and when the infections kick in.

    So no thank you. As much as I really want to go down the rubber and get a skinful, not in 2020.
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    That's a big ask.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Yes, I think people who are frantically booking holidays for mid-August are going to be a little disappointed to find themselves locked down again when the time comes.
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  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Not a hope in hell am I going anywhere near a pub or any other enclosed space aside from my own home. Things are far more dangerous now the government have lost all control/will than at any previous time IMHO. It is essential to avoid considering political rhetoric as fact based. It is not, it is just guff, and dangerous guff at that.

    The indisputable facts are:

    a) The virus is unchanged.

    b) It spreads exponentially.

    c) There is no vaccine currently available.

    d) Hospital treatment is not successful for many who catch it, especially those who are elderly or have underlying health issues.

    Anyone in any doubt have a look at the infection and death curves in much of the USA right now. They are the object lesson in how not to handle things, and they have the advantage of vastly lower population density outside the major cities like New York, yet it is already firmly rooted in Texas, Florida etc.
  15. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Hahahahaha, best joke you've told this week.
  16. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    I love my local but I will wait till Tuesday, I sense a tiny bit of chaos. The place I frequent is small to begin with and with rules and regulations I will be fascinated to see how things go.
  17. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I think the rules and regulations will be the first things to go. Within an hour, I’d guess.
  18. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Actually, if the house is getting a bit low on food, this week is the time to shop. Infection rates are currently low, e.g. York had no new cases last week or the week before. Other cities are mostly low too. Give it 2 weeks and it will have changed, so getting it sorted now is wise.
  19. Wine Man

    Wine Man pfm Member

    Most of my home town pubs (Sam Smiths) don't take cards (strictly cash only) and the owner banned phones, tablets etc some time ago. Should be interesting.
  20. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    :)I have had warning texts telling me they won't be able to have the jukebox turned up and no shouting .
    I do hope this is a general warning and not just for me.

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