COVID-19: How Are You? (Your Personal Notes; Queries; Reports)

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It also raises the interestingly absurd question ‘Is it illegal to sell a kettle to a Welshman?‘
It's not as if it's essential to boil water at all, is it? That ol' sterilisation thing, the Welsh don't need it. :crazy:
 

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One guy has had enough....
A furious shopper has been filmed tearing plastic sheets off banned 'non-essential' goods as he 'takes a stand' against the 'immoral' Covid crackdown in Wales.

Gwilym Owen last night ripped down covers in Tesco in Bangor, where staff had wrapped up items deemed not important by the country's government.

The 28-year-old DJ, who was not wearing a mask, shouted: 'Since when have clothes been exempt?, rip the f***ers off... kids' f***ing clothes, it is a disgrace.'

A security staff member approached Mr Owen and he replied: 'Since when has clothing not been essential.'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ells-rip-f-ers-tears-plastic-items-Wales.html

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About time somebody did that! Hurrah!
Like he says, since when did clothes stop being essential? Why are they even stopping us buying things that are 'not essential'?
There's no scientific basis behind this idiocy.
The science went out the window a while back now. Personally I reckon it's all got very political and won't end well.
 

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This is interesting as I've not met anyone who is face-blind but we have two major posters on here that have it. Seems like a good topic.
I have this to an extent too (I have a problem watching some films, and I can't identify people out of context. I can't reliably identify people I know really well sometimes, if I only see them and I don't hear their voices. I come into contact with a lot of people at work. I pick out 'unusual' people much quicker (unusual hair or facial features or the clothes they wear) so seeing the whole face is really helpful to me... I'm not so bad after a few meetings, but it takes repeated meetings. I'm a bit apprehensive about having to interact with new people this autumn because with their masks on I am worried I won't be able to get that initial familiarity. I'll see how it goes! Mostly I will just have to stick to my usual modus operandi ie greeting people enthusiastically and chitchatting to give myself time to figure out who they are... :)
 

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Yes, I really think it has.
Why the hell can't people buy what they want?
I believe the reason is that by closing down the availability for purchasing certain items in larger outlets, it gives a chance for the smaller stores to stay in business instead of going to the wall.
 

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I believe the reason is that by closing down the availability for purchasing certain items in larger outlets, it gives a chance for the smaller stores to stay in business instead of going to the wall.
It gives the chance for Amazon to make a killing.
 

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Yes, I think that most folk will shop where it is cheaper anyhow.

How many small shops do you go in and ask for an item and they tell you to look online??
 

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I believe the reason is that by closing down the availability for purchasing certain items in larger outlets, it gives a chance for the smaller stores to stay in business instead of going to the wall.
So... does it mean that those 'non-essential' goods are still available to purchase in specialist stores?
People are still going to buy online anyway.
 

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So... does it mean that those 'non-essential' goods are still available to purchase in specialist stores?
People are still going to buy online anyway.
Those small shops don’t buy in massive bulk. I’m guessing electronics or domestic goods that MAY be essential are cheaper through larger chains. People are out of work. Every penny counts for the customers too.
 

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I see that Scotland’s Level 0 means ‘Most businesses are open and eight people from 3 households are able to meet indoors’. What sort of grading system starts with that? Taking last year where everything was normal as an example of 0 and working from there is a more logical grading system surely.

Madness.
 

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Yes, I think that most folk will shop where it is cheaper anyhow.

How many small shops do you go in and ask for an item and they tell you to look online??
Not just small shops. I got that in Currys and Debenhams all the time. Remember Debenhams?
 

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Tuned into our glorious leader this morning to hear the restrictions that were due to be lifted.
Nothing.
They haven't got testing results from the northern suburbs.
It went on forever with the same questions and answers and I dozed off to see a giant metal foot pressing down from the sky. Probably from the announcement yesterday they were using drones to spy on us.
 

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I see that Scotland’s Level 0 means ‘Most businesses are open and eight people from 3 households are able to meet indoors’. What sort of grading system starts with that? Taking last year where everything was normal as an example of 0 and working from there is a more logical grading system surely.

Madness.
Governments’ responses to C19 smack more and more of the desperation of the musician with a one-tune repertoire: Just play it again, louder.

Let the at-risk categories - the old, the sick, the obese - take extra measures and be given appropriate assistance; let everyone else get back to 100% normality.

This insanity has gone on for months too long. Someone needs to have the balls to announce that it’s over. Oh wait: a politician? Balls? We’re doomed...

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So... does it mean that those 'non-essential' goods are still available to purchase in specialist stores?
People are still going to buy online anyway.
I guess it's up to each individual store to stock what people want or need - who wouldn't purchase an item there-and-then if it was already in their local store.
 

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Yes, I think that most folk will shop where it is cheaper anyhow.

How many small shops do you go in and ask for an item and they tell you to look online??
I guess those are the very shops that will inevitably go to the wall!
 

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Not just small shops. I got that in Currys and Debenhams all the time. Remember Debenhams?
Probably a sign of the times. Unless small shops specialise in keeping the things that larger shops do not, or are in more remote places, they will find it incredibly more difficult to survive and challenge the large bulk-buying super stores. Years ago people used to walk to their local shops, whereas most are just loading-up stuff into their cars, simply because it's all (mostly) in one place as with Amazon and the like.
 
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