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nessisonett

@Tasuki You absolutely did the right thing insisting for them to put the mask on and redo the food, it’s baffling that restaurants aren’t sticking to the regulations. What’s especially worrying is that restaurants already have a list of regulations to adhere to in terms of health and safety, which means that Taco Bell is possibly unhygienic as well if they’re willing to completely flout the rules.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

zupertramp

@Tasuki yeah I'm too much of a pushover to do something like that so I applaud you (and envy you).

One thing I would note is I was under the impression you'd basically need someone to sneeze directly on your food to put you at all that much of a risk. Then of course you'd have to get up close and breath it in so idk, obviously you want people to be as hygienic as possible but just thought I'd point out the relative safety of eating food prepared at an eatery, in case that eases anyone's anxiety.

@JohnnyShoulder @RogerRoger ah well, it's good to have checkpoints. Even if they are arbitrary because really, that's all they can be I suppose. It's funny I didn't even consider how different areas of the UK might have varying approaches and so when you pointed it out my first thought was - man, how complicated - before realizing the irony, me being in the united states.

Hope everyone is staying safe and getting by mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, etc. I'm not sure how it's going with the vaccinations over there. I know there was some controversy over mixing and matching shots along with some disagreement over when to get the booster but I assume that's been settled and all is moving along at a slow but steady pace.

Point is I'm sure we'll get there eventually. Most of us anyhow. I'm beginning to think many aren't going to fully comprehend the devastation until this is all in our rearview. Because boy did we get a lot of people killed since last March.

But it's fine. Everything's fine. Off to catch Pokemon! Cheers!

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nessisonett

@zupertramp Yep, just to emphasise the difference in Covid policy across the UK, I’ve been under essentially completely different rules and lockdowns in Scotland compared to those on here who’re from England. It’s not too dissimilar to the way different states in the US can have wildly different policy although we’re still reliant on the central UK government for certain issues and things like the annual budget. What’s pretty interesting though is that despite each country within the UK having distinct strategies in dealing with the virus, the pandemic’s taken a roughly similar toll on each of us.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Tasuki

@nessisonett Right that's the thing that has me concerned if they we looking the other way while that employee had his mask off what other health/sanitary things do they over look? Just thinking about it makes me not want to go there anymore 🤮

@zupertramp From my understanding, and let me be clear I am not a doctor or anything along those lines it's spread through airborne particles so just by him speaking there's a chance that something could go onto my food as they make it and then of course I ingest it cause well it's food.

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zupertramp

@Tasuki yes, sorry... I used sneezing as and example but, true, it could be anything that produces droplets. But my understanding is that the risk of transmission through food is low to non-existent. Because yes you're ingesting it, but not breathing it in. I had this article that explained it really well and now of course I can't find it. I'll keep looking.

Also I'm not a health professional of any kind so, you know, grain of salt. Until I can produce sources anyway.

@nessisonett hmm, interesting. Kinda get the feeling that if any country botches their response, we all end facing the consequences. Well, except New Zealand maybe.

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zupertramp

This isn't the one I was looking for but it works. It's a .edu at the very least. https://health.ucdavis.edu/good-food/blog/eating-takeout-amid...

Still, I'd want the person preparing my food to wear a mask. So I totally get it. Maybe that's something that we should stick to even after this is all over.

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JohnnyShoulder

@zupertramp Even though lockdown restrictions still apply, that didn't stop streams of people heading to the beach last weekend because of the nice weather. Drives me up the wall when I see and hear things like that.

I have to admit it has felt more of a struggle since after Christmas. Things are starting to feel a bit better, with a new project in work which has forced us to talk to each other lol.

But, yeah there have been some pretty dark days at times which is probably the same for the majority of people, and partly my own fault with a reluctance to join in at stuff like House Party (I shudder just thinking of that). Fingers crossed, the new easing of lockdown restrictions do feel there is a light at the end of the tunnel and not the never ending of darkness like there was before.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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nessisonett

@JohnnyShoulder I agree, since Christmas I’ve felt it to be a real slog. The closer we get to opening back up, the more I notice people openly breaking the rules and setting us back. This semester’s been so hard on a lot of people on my course that they’re introducing voluntary suspension, for people who are struggling with the course due to Covid and would rather defer a year and resume next January.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Jimmy_VNC82

Mask off, teaching in the classroom. Someone better come and arrest me before I set us back and we're forced to mask up for another year!

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LieutenantFatman

Something I can say with absolute certainty is, if you're found to be breaching covid legislation and your excuse is, "Some dude on a Playstation forum said it was ok," that excuse isn't going to fly. Shocking, I know. There's a lot of misinformation on the Internet, be sure to do your own research.

LieutenantFatman

nessisonett

Can we just ban the troll spreading genuinely harmful disinformation and boasting about endangering other people?

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Tasuki

@zupertramp That is very interesting. Still as I said, it makes a person wonder what other health protocols they are ignoring. Do they make sure their employees wash their hands after using the restrooms?? Are they storing food right?

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JohnnyShoulder

@LieutenantFatman I've always taken what everyone says on here at face value. Lesson learned.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Gremio108

@Jimmy_VNC82 Do you have to stay a certain distance away from the children? Just wondering, definitely not setting up my own joke or anything.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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LieutenantFatman

@JohnnyShoulder
It is scary how many people do that in life. But that's the thing about the Internet as well, it's so much easier to mislead and manipulate people. It's probably worth noting that I am actually a llama pretending to be a human for example. But if I hadn't told you, then who would possibly know?

LieutenantFatman

RogerRoger

@LieutenantFatman
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Alas, I couldn't find any decent GIFs threatening llamageddon, so that'll have to do.

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LieutenantFatman

@RogerRoger
Argh, my mortal enemy and only weakness!
Rumour has it Alpacas are similar to butterflies, they cocoon themselves and then come out as llamas, so it's all good.

Then llamas eventually cocoon as well and emerge as cybernetically enhanced velociraptors. But the second bit is top secret so best not to tell anyone or you'll have llama security forces after you.

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