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Lots of folks not wearing face masks

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Mongeddavid, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Whereas arranging society so it runs solely for the benefit of piss artists is ok...
     
  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    damn right it is - anything else foolhardy hic
     
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  3. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Honestly, what a load of absolute nonsense. Expect nothing less any more.
     
  4. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    I don't see a problem with the sentiment at all, I worry more about your thought processes!!!

    Regards

    Richard
     
  5. RXH2

    RXH2 Active Member

    Well if 1-2% of the population are going to be killed off by covid, I'd prefer it to be the folk who don't give a F#CK about anyone but themselves...
     
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  6. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Mrs Mull uses 'off the shelf' spectacles as a back up, because she is mostly a Contact Lens wearer. She went off to Asda yesterday to pick up a pair to replace ones she'd broken. She had had a couple of pairs from Asda and knew EXACTLY what she wanted to purchase.

    When she arrived.. wearing her mask... at the Asda 'opticians' dept., she was a told to not stand 'there'. but to stand 'there'.. a different position but actually closer to the receptionist.
    "Do you have an appointment?"
    "No.. I just want to buy a pair of those specs off that rack there" (points to rack. only feet away, behind tape)
    "You still need an appointment"
    "Why?"
    "Because we cannot see anyone without an appointment"
    "I don't want to be 'seen'.. I want to purchase a pair of ready made spectacles from that rack there..."
    " You still need an appointment"
    "Why?..... I just want to buy a pair of those.... points again...just like these... but not broken..."
    "You need an appointment"
    "Ok.. there's clearly nobody waiting. make me an appointment for about half an hour's time and I'll come back when I've done a bit of shopping.
    "That's not possible.. an appointment will need two to three days notice"...

    Mrs Mull went to Sainsbury's instead. I think I would have gone straight to Customer Services and complained...
    ..and then gone to Sainsbury's.

    I fully endorse and practice all the safety advice.. but I also recognise that it is Manna from Heaven for a certain type of 'Jobsworth'.
     
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  7. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Around me here in rural Norfolk just about everyone I see is adhering to the rules and wearing a mask and still social distancing properly, I'm genuinely surprised as would have thought rural folk might be a bit less invested in it all, but seems the opposite is true... I'm very impressed. My work colleagues who live in Sheffield, Milton Keynes and London report a somewhat different picture in urban environments.
     
  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Except that not how this virus works.
     
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  9. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Young and fit lol, have you been on a site recently? Most blokes are struggling just to keep themselves inside their T shirt and trousers.

    I've resigned myself to the fact I will pick it up somewhere along the way, from either a site like I described, a care home or the many shop/cafe/pub/hotel staff I come into contact with who aren't wearing any PPE either.
     
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  10. Monitor Gold 10

    Monitor Gold 10 pfm Member

    Has anyone considered there may be people who might be exempt from wearing masks? Also, getting them to justify this in a place of work or in public may leave the accuser in hot water; Disability Discrimination Act.

    Technically, I don't have to wear one. Lung Damage. I choose to wear a visor as it affords others protection, protects my eyes and I can breathe.
     
  11. andrewd

    andrewd pfm Member

    That’s stating the bleeding obvious. Exhibit A: all the clowns that have been hoodwinked by the Cummings administration.
     
  12. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    I reckon visors are good, possibly undervalued. It is thought that Covid-19 spreads by droplets, aerosol and touch. A visor should do a decent job of keeping other folks droplets away from you and yours from them - they will just splatter on the visor. It won’t help with aerosol transmission either way because you have to breathe, but then again a cloth mask won’t be that effective for aerosols either because the holes are too big. And people fiddle with visors less than some masks, so it just might be a little better from the touch point of view. I bought myself a couple, just in case things get worse and I have to go into a high risk situation like crowded public transport or a hospital. Haven’t felt the need to use them yet, thankfully. Masks do us fine.
     
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  13. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    The big majority of people aren't wearing face masks anyway, they're wearing face coverings. That's the term that the government use in their statements.

    AFAIK, a face mask is made to at least N95 standard and can be snugly fitted to the nose and face. A face covering is any old piece of crap that has some unknown chance of catching the virus, maybe 20 - 50%, but mostly it just looks convincing.

    However, people wearing what they think are masks will inevitably ignore the second part of the message, namely stay 2m apart and wash your hands before you touch something that's going in your mouth.

    This government has failed again and again and again with the simple task of explaining things to people. They really are a bunch of arrogant winkers.
     
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  14. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    I thank you made a typo at the end there...
     
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  15. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down


    "A mental murder a day, keeps the psychiatrist away"



    I would rather idiots die than those who are making some effort to protect themselves and others.
     
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  16. Mole Man

    Mole Man pfm Member

    Which is why I choose to shop at Waitrose!
     
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  17. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    As someone who wears a face covering as per Gov requirements can I explain that they are used to minimise risk to others not the wearer. Also that whatever the quality of a mask, it is effective only if worn correctly.

    Of course, being stupid, I never keep distance and never wash my hands,

    I suggest you stay home, stay safe and shut the flip up...
     
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I’m worried about eddies,

    [​IMG]
     
  19. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    Nice try ginger troll
     

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