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1 minute ago, kristof65 said:

My neighbor across the street is standing on her front lawn, talking with a group of bicyclists who are all stopped about 10 feet from each other. 

Good to see the distancing going on, but it looks weird. 

 

When i went into work last night I noticed our store finally put down markers on the floor for people. With allot of seniors checking out this morning when I left, I'm not sure if they were using them or not. Thou, the lines did appear to be spread out a bit more then usual. Shoppers on the aisles thou, weren't..........<_<

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Important to recognize, perhaps, dumbasses notwithstanding, that life won't actually stop because a bureaucrat with a pen demands it. As I feel quickly becoming my refrain: There are limits to things. I worry folks don't appreciate the suffering and loss of life that will result from increasingly draconian measures.

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We're darned if we do, and darned if we don't.

 

The idiots will kill people now without the draconian measures. The draconian measures will whittle us down later if we use them.

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At work, first they decided there could be no outside visitors so the candy/soda/sandwich machine guys couldn't refill the machines. Then they took away the free coffee and the plastic silverware in the break room. Then they decided that there can only be one person per table, so only six people can be in the break room at once. There are about a hundred people in my factory. :rolleyes:

We're required to wash our hands as soon as we punch in, and then out supervisor takes our temperature - if it's over 100, we get sent home.

Now, they've taken away the bins of hairnets, beard guards and arm guards we're required to wear on the production floor and they're passing them out to each individual in plastic bags first thing in the morning.

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5 hours ago, Marvin said:

Trying to talk my dad, who's already feeling unwell, into rescheduling his Thursday meeting with our tax guy since it's totally unnecessary for him to drive two hours into the center of our state's outbreak for this right now, but trying to reason with boomers is, as ever, like beating one's head against a (germ-covered) brick wall.

 

Update: He's staying home!

 

I think I'd talked him over on it--he called the accountant, I'm pretty sure aiming to reschedule, and turns out all their offices are closed already anyway. This actually works out fine, since this way he satisfies us by taking the wiser course but does so without directly copping to it and can still tell us all what a bunch of pansies everybody's being. :lol:

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33 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Important to recognize, perhaps, dumbasses notwithstanding, that life won't actually stop because a bureaucrat with a pen demands it. As I feel quickly becoming my refrain: There are limits to things. I worry folks don't appreciate the suffering and loss of life that will result from increasingly draconian measures.

 

I learned that some of the people in my mom's Parkinson's  support group that live in the retirement home where they confined to their rooms.  I already knew that the home was heavily discouraging family visits.   It's very hard.  If you know of anyone in such a situation try to make a call.

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18 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

At work, first they decided there could be no outside visitors so the candy/soda/sandwich machine guys couldn't refill the machines. Then they took away the free coffee and the plastic silverware in the break room. Then they decided that there can only be one person per table, so only six people can be in the break room at once. There are about a hundred people in my factory. :rolleyes:

We're required to wash our hands as soon as we punch in, and then out supervisor takes our temperature - if it's over 100, we get sent home.

Now, they've taken away the bins of hairnets, beard guards and arm guards we're required to wear on the production floor and they're passing them out to each individual in plastic bags first thing in the morning.

Seems to me that requiring people to wash their hands ~before~ clocking in would be more sanitary.

If you are using timecards, you've got racks full of germ filled paper timecards in close proximity.  If you are using a computerized system then you have a whole bunch of people putting their germy hands all over the keypads and whatever and the germs are having a party as they move from person to person.

Gem

Or am I just being ridiculous and overthinking this whole process?

10 minutes ago, Marvin said:

 

Update: He's staying home!

 

I think I'd talked him over on it--he called the accountant, I'm pretty sure aiming to reschedule, and turns out all their offices are closed already anyway. This actually works out fine, since this way he satisfies us by taking the wiser course but does so without directly copping to it and can still tell us all what a bunch of pansies everybody's being. :lol:

Tell him to relax, he's got three extra months to file, by order of The Powers That Betm.

GEM

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2 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

 

I learned that some of the people in my mom's Parkinson's  support group that live in the retirement home where they confined to their rooms.  I already knew that the home was heavily discouraging family visits.   It's very hard.  If you know of anyone in such a situation try to make a call.

 

They closed pretty much all the elderly care centers around here to nonessential visitors when the CDC first made the recommendation. I thought it smart, given the specifics of the situation, but I know from our last decade with my grandmother in nursing homes that it must be a real trial for residents and their families. There are so many bad trades on our table right now.

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2 minutes ago, Marvin said:

 

They closed pretty much all the elderly care centers around here to nonessential visitors when the CDC first made the recommendation. I thought it smart, given the specifics of the situation, but I know from our last decade with my grandmother in nursing homes that it must be a real trial for residents and their families. There are so many bad trades on our table right now.

Unfortunately, everybody at the table right now has been dealt a bad hand.

The best we can do is make the least bad choices based on the information available until a clear course of action becomes evident.

I feel your feeling pain for those in these situations.  And I'm right there with you.

GEM

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I cooked chicken.

 

Megan cooked green bean casserole.

 

But... now I have lost her.

 

She discovered an online Maine karaoke on Facebook.

 

Looks like it is just Brigid and me now, until she has had her fill. :lol:

 

My poor headset! ::D:

 

The Auld Grump - I'm just pretending to complain, she just looks so happy right now.

47 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

It's a bacon kind of day.

Megan certainly thought so - there is bacon in both her green bean casserole and in the stuffing she made for my chicken.

 

The Auld Grump - Brigid is being sleepy, right now, maybe because mommy is singing. Nine Inch Nails sang lullabies, right?

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Oh, wow. Just went to order a headset to try to make my new online gaming lifestyle a little better (I mean, this should be better than just using my laptop mic and speakers, right?), and to my surprise I could get it shipped in on Friday. But! Amazon is offering $3 digital credits for no-rush shipping now, apparently, which, yeah. Send it next week. That'll be just fine. Gonna rent a movie for free.

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Apparently orders have come down from the DOJ that I'm supposed to violate local quarantine and go to elfing work. My badge is supposed to be a magic federal get-out-of-quarantine-free card that lets me through any blockade.

 

Oh look, I work for the Treasury, not the DOJ :devil:

 

I'm thinking the DOJ's 'go to elfing work' policy isn't going to get very far. 

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