I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
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- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
They're not yet where I live but the pubs open tonight .. probably this lunchtime? ..Churches are open they're just not allowed to sing and crowd the place
Yes this is interesting. Several of us in my very small congregation have been pushing for on-line gatherings for years with no success. Now that there is no option, several of the tech folks pushed through a full on-line program and we're regularly attracting more people than could fit in our (small) physical facilities, including to 6 am services, which used to attract maybe two people. This is definitely the way of the 21st century. Now we just need to figure out how to get all these people to help pay for it all, including the buildings that are not being used. Another issue to deal with.Churches have mostly been 'open' online. My Mum's church does a stream from their website.
Makes you proud to be British.Morning peeps So the pubs are open hurra! Or maybe not.
We live behind a very nice pub nice food good beer etc and they try very hard to get everything right.
The opening night (Saturday) they had put tables outside table service etc. By 6pm there had been 3 fights someone had been sick all over one of the tables. At the end of the night all the glass topped tables had been smashed but lucky one of the morons had cut him self seriously.How long before he tries to sue the pub for injuring himself
Sounds good Of course motorbikes might be banned by then as falling off one would put more load on 'our NHS'The trip over the cliff on said velocipede could be ameliorated for 'the boy' with the addition of a sturdy rope attached to the chassis and something sturdy nearby.
I find that not much of anything makes sense these days. We in Ontario, CA can now “bubble with up to 10 people. Let me try to explain. When People were first told that they were locked down, they were allowed to be in close contact, ie no social distance of six feet required,with family or up to 5 people in a household, only. This was called a bubble. Aside, now that I’m trying to explain, even this doesn’t make sense, but I live alone and so never questioned it.Last night met friends for first time since mid March.
Took biggest risk since then.
Went to a restaurant, fairly large, tables well distanced and just four tables in use.
Pre Covid this was a restaurant one would have to queue to get into, but last night they had very few customers.
Staff wore masks.
The absurdity of the situation was though that I was with two friends, each of whom lives on their own in separate flats -
If all three of us had met inside one of their flats, it would have been illegal under UK law, but it was legal for us to share an inside space with three other groups of people plus restaurant staff.
It really does remind me of the old adage that when you have sex with someone you are having sex with everyone they ever slept with. Although in this case it's everyone they had sex with in the last fourteen days. It's so hard to control adolescents, two "family groups" I know have been isolating all along and it's the teenagers who suddenly tested positive. In one case they sent the boys off, separately, to a "covid hotel" run by the city to help people isolate. They should be happy, they have good cable available.I find that not much of anything makes sense these days. We in Ontario, CA can now “bubble with up to 10 people. Let me try to explain. When People were first told that they were locked down, they were allowed to be in close contact, ie no social distance of six feet required,with family or up to 5 people in a household, only. This was called a bubble. Aside, now that I’m trying to explain, even this doesn’t make sense, but I live alone and so never questioned it.
Once our numbers of cases rose and then started to come down, we were then allowed to bubble with up to 10 people with the explanation that the other group (another family?) would have to commit to bubbling with only your group. In fact I think they were to take marriage vows of fidelity and loyalty and monogamy.
This is definitely were I totally gave up trying to figure out the sense of the rules and just hope that I don’t break any errantly. I being on my own, can “bubble” with up to 10 people. So my question is this, if I bubble with one person and s/he can bubble with a group of 9, does that mean I now have to bubble with 8 other people I don’t know. Our premier even gave us the permission that we can hug people in our bubble. Eeeew!
I continue to social distance, even with my mom, as I certainly interact with people daily esp in my workplace where masks are de rigueur. I try to take as few chances as possible in these times.
My Sister's booked me and the Mrs into a room for the night of the 16th for a funeral, the problem is the room is in a pub (upstairs) and I've vowed not to enter a pub until this is all sorted out .. shit .. I'm sure it'll be a nice room and everything, I just hope the landlord has gone overboard with the cleaning.I can't wait to go back to the pub again, as soon as it is safe.
As clearly it isn't safe currently otherwise we wouldn't have to give our contact info, use (pointless) hand sanitiser on the way in, not go to the bar and sit six foot away from each other.
Hopefully the landlord will put a sign up at some point which says something like 'all back to normal now'.
Take a spray bottle full of surgical spirit.My Sister's booked me and the Mrs into a room for the night of the 16th for a funeral, the problem is the room is in a pub (upstairs) and I've vowed not to enter a pub until this is all sorted out .. shit .. I'm sure it'll be a nice room and everything, I just hope the landlord has gone overboard with the cleaning.