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is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« on: March 24, 2020, 05:01:08 PM »
Maybe its because i'm in a small town on the outskirts of Nottingham, but i ask, because I've been in my flat all day and outside there's been constant hither and thither of people strolling around laughing and talking, dogs, cyclists, children, traffic, I saw a plumber's van so he obviously went to work, buses with people sitting next to each other inside them, two hearses, just old people with tesco bags swaggering up and down the road. Nothing is different. Someone drove past in a car playing music with the window down. So fuck it, right? all steam ahead ignore everything thats been happening yeah?

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 05:03:40 PM »
I don't know but say, plumbers, can you think of a reason why it might be OK for a plumber to be working when there's a countrywide lockdown?

Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 05:04:39 PM »
Heavier load on the ol' throne?

Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 05:05:05 PM »
yeah I know I was just being, am being, facetious, but there's no change here at all in traffic or people outside, and I'm wondering what it would take for people to start self isolating

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 05:05:24 PM »
I haven't been out in two days, but that's not unusual. I am a lazy sod.

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 05:05:58 PM »
i'm getting the fear, i'm getting i need to go on a booze run but i shouldn't but like no one else is taking this seirously

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 05:06:56 PM »
I haven't been out since Tuesday. It's been very quiet aside from the people doing DIY a few doors down, I can see two men in fluorescent coats.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 05:08:27 PM »
Just relax.  Stress is very unhealthy.  Take care of the stuff you can take care of and let the rest float away.  That's my advice.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 05:08:45 PM »
I had to go and pick up the car from the MOT, so I am one of the people you are talking about. However, if I need to do food deliveries for the mutual aid group or we need to flee hordes of zombies, then I will need it.

I also went round infecting everyone's letter box by advising them of their local mutual aid group.

That's all I did though.

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 05:10:01 PM »
im sick of this i cna tbe arsed

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 05:15:42 PM »
As I type this there are children running back and forth directly behind me on the street outside. Fucking little filthy hands snot nosed disease sacks. HAVING FUN ARE WE, PERPETUATING DEATH?

I went out just to get fresh air yesterday and walked for 5 mins round the block and freaked out when someone came walking behind me at a speedy pace and clearly didn't give a fuck about being near me or even overtaking me. ALRIGHT THERE ARE WE MATE? ALRIGHT WITH JUST POINT BLANK DISMISSING ALL THE SHIT ON THE NEWS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GET TO THE END OF THE STREET 5 SECONDS QUICKER THAN ME?

Fuck everyone. If you're not taking this shit seriously you deserve to die. I don't care I'll say it. Die.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2020, 05:16:02 PM »
I went to the shops before and it was eerie quiet and quite melancholy. All of my favourite little cafes and pubs closed, independent concerns that might not open again. If they're still there when this ends I'm going straight to see the friendly Turkish ladies for a fucking boatload of borek and sucuk.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2020, 05:19:21 PM »
I don't know but say, plumbers, can you think of a reason why it might be OK for a plumber to be working when there's a countrywide lockdown?

Someone on the lunch news (Gove? - not sure, could have been anyone) said plumbers can still work, but to make sure to keep a distance.

If my house was flooding from a burst pipe i'd want a plumber.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 05:19:59 PM »
Yes very quiet in the city centre but anywhere where there are likely to be cyclists and joggers is busy.

It might be coronavirus but it is still the first day of spring. I spent lunch sunbathing in the deserted Granary Wharf.

The other thing to mention is that this isn't lockdown, it's work from home if you can and go out for essentials and exercise only.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 05:22:08 PM »
A fair few cyclists out in their lycra, dog walker dropping their black bags into the hedgerows (fuck you YOU CUNTS), but mostly courteous walkers crossing the road to avoid each other

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 05:23:01 PM »
Someone on the lunch news (Gove? - not sure, could have been anyone) said plumbers can still work, but to make sure to keep a distance.

If my house was flooding from a burst pipe i'd want a plumber.

Even if the plumber was a zombie with AIDS?

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 05:23:06 PM »
I go out for exercise and there are less people about, and about 50% of those I see cross the road, or I do if they don't, and then they gesture a thanks. I think the people not taking it seriously are possibly a minority now but of course they are a very visible one and there are still quite a lot of them.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 05:24:05 PM »
Even if the plumber was a zombie with AIDS?

Then I'd sign it up as a film extra.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2020, 05:29:46 PM »
Tesco Extra at Seacroft PACKED. People sneezing on each other, coughing on the food, terrible scenes. The shelves looked a lot more well-stocked than in previous days though so maybe the panic-buyers have fucked off at least.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2020, 05:31:21 PM »
Someone on the lunch news (Gove? - not sure, could have been anyone) said plumbers can still work, but to make sure to keep a distance.

If my house was flooding from a burst pipe i'd want a plumber.

Quite.

Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2020, 05:44:37 PM »
I don't know but say, plumbers, can you think of a reason why it might be OK for a plumber to be working when there's a countrywide lockdown?

I called a plumber today because my hot water has packed in. Nobody should be calling them to get their new bathroom suite fitted, but there are countless legitimate reasons why someone might need a plumber right now. Just make sure you do everything you can to protect them by keeping 2 metres apart and wiping down surfaces they've touched.

Plumbers, electricians, gas engineers, phone engineers, etc. are essential to keeping the country running in a crisis. Plus, they really, really need the money because the government aren't doing shit for them.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »
If they're still there when this ends I'm going straight to see the friendly Turkish ladies for a fucking boatload of borek and sucuk.

Clearly fishing for an ”I bet you are you dirty bollocks” there

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2020, 05:46:14 PM »
Quite.

Ha! Just realised I misread your post.


DIY stores also considered essential supplies - thank fuck[1]!
 1. that I don't work in retail

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2020, 05:57:44 PM »
Chap came round to look at my dishwasher today, we agreed to keep an even more respectable distance than normal.  Apparently some people's reaction to him has been to try and go up and hug him for still working, make of this what you will.

But no, none of the Great British Twats are going to change anything unless there are actual consequences like the Army running supermarkets, instead of Boris saying "We might fine you £30 if you go outside but we obviously haven't got enough Police to enforce general drug gangs anyway so how the fuck is this lockdown going to work?".

I'm obeying it partially insofar as I'm staying in most of the time but I might pop to the garage to get a bottle of wine in my cycle mask and overpriced hood if the mood suits.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2020, 06:00:21 PM »
I called a plumber today because my hot water has packed in. Nobody should be calling them to get their new bathroom suite fitted, but there are countless legitimate reasons why someone might need a plumber right now. Just make sure you do everything you can to protect them by keeping 2 metres apart and wiping down surfaces they've touched.

Plumbers, electricians, gas engineers, phone engineers, etc. are essential to keeping the country running in a crisis. Plus, they really, really need the money because the government aren't doing shit for them.

Precisely.

Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2020, 06:09:25 PM »
I'M SORRY I MENTIONED THE PLUMBER

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2020, 06:09:54 PM »
You can't take it back now I'm afraid.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2020, 06:22:18 PM »
mein broder ist ein self employed gardener. literally no choice but to go to work innit. life ruined for sure if he don't cos no money, life ruined for maybe if he do cos corona. easy decision. must be loads of people in our brave nation facing the same decision. if only our PM had the big balls to say 'money for all'. Sir Johnson if you are reading this I implore you to grow a big pair of big balls.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2020, 06:23:32 PM »
Today was the first day where I've noticed things go really quiet. Barely a car come down the street, not heard any children. I went for 4l of emergency milk this morning. 3 people in the shop, all keeping distance. It gave me a sense of peace. Probably back to normal tomorrow though.

On a side note, I'm loving things so far. No deaths in my family and spending all day at home playing, cooking, relaxing in the garden. It is how I would choose to spend a holiday. I don't expect to feel this way in 12 weeks. I really must start exercising; I've put on noticeable weight.

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Re: is anyone actually obeying the lockdown?
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2020, 06:27:58 PM »
Clearly fishing for an ”I bet you are you dirty bollocks” there

And yet you couldn't bring yourself to oblige in these trying times. Perhaps the real virus is you.

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