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Me AT GROCERY STORE:
Why is there plastic on the payment keypad?
Cashier: to protect people from Covid.
Me : but isn’t everyone touching the plastic keypad the same way they would the regular keypad?🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
Cashier: no words. Confused look. 👀
Me : Why don’t you pack the grocery bags anymore?
Cashier : Because of covid 19. We must reduce the spread of catching or spreading the virus.
Me : But a shelf packer took it out of a box and put on the shelf, a few customers might of picked it up and put back deciding they don’t want it, I put it in my cart then on the conveyer belt, YOU pick it up to scan it.. But putting it in a bag after you scan is risky??
Cashier : no words, confused look 👀

Me AT DRIVE-THRU
Server: (holds a tray out the window with a bag of food for logical friend to grab)
Me: why is my bag of food on a tray?
Server: so I don’t touch your food because of Covid.
Me: didn’t the cook touch my food? Didn’t the person wrapping my food touch it and then touch it again when placing it in my bag? Didn’t you touch the bag and put it on the tray? Didn’t you touch the tray? 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
Server: no words. Confused look. 👀

Me in SOCIETY
Society : If you cough or sneeze do it in your elbow or sleeve,
Also society : Don’t shake hands or hug anyone or you will spread the virus..To greet people do an elbow tap instead.
Me : Elbow tap 🤷‍♀️? Isn’t that where you tell people to sneeze or cough? into their elbow? Now you want people to tap each other with that elbow 🤦‍♀️
Wouldn’t it be safer to sneeze into elbow and shake hands like we did before Covid ? 🤷‍♀️

Me AT RESTAURANT:
Hostess: ok, I can seat you at this table right here (4 feet away), but I will need you to wear a mask to the table.
Me: what happens when I get to the table?
Hostess: you can take off the mask.
Me: then it is safe over there?
Hostess: yes.
Me: are those fans blowing above the table? Is that the air-conditioning I feel? Is the air circulating in here?🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Hostess: no words. Confused look.👀

SOCIETY : You are not allowed to stand and drink at the pub or pokies –you have to sit down.
But at the shopping center you are not allowed to sit down, all the chairs are roped off.
Who thinks this s*#& up?

Life is hard for logical people right now. We are being raised without the ability to process and execute logic properly.
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  1. Arahant Member

    Welcome to CoViD Theater 2020, soon to be upgraded to CoViD Theater 2021! It will be fresh and new, but still not logical.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 1:07 AM PST
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  2. Vince Guerra Member

    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker:

     

    Life is hard for logical people right now.

    Covidiocy

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:36 AM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker:

     

    Life is hard for logical people right now.

    Covidiocy

    Can’t tell what is going on there, Vince. Splain it to me.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:39 AM PST
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  4. Sandy Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Welcome to CoViD Theater 2020, soon to be upgraded to CoViD Theater 2021! It will be fresh and new, but still not logical.

    Yup. All drama, and those of us running businesses are forced to be the actors. The only happy customers are the phobic, and especially those who get their kicks from telling others how to behave. My sympathies are with those clerks with the confused looks, the ones masked but breathing all that spray and exposed to lots of adults without the benefit of, say, teachers union pay.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 4:21 AM PST
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  5. Retail Lawyer Member

    ME: Why do you change the location of things in the store?

    Grocery Clerk: So you spend more time in the wandering around with other people looking for the new location of French Bread. Maybe you’ll even knock over our jack ass display of something clogging up an isle.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 5:27 AM PST
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  6. Old Buckeye Inactive

    I’ve had the exact same thoughts from the outset, but then, I’m fairly hyper-aware of where I can pick up bugs. Mostly because I can’t afford to be sick. One of the most germ-catching surfaces is a door handle, so if you touched that to go into a store, you’ve probably gotten cooties. I’m surprised all stores haven’t been required to install automatic doors. 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 5:35 AM PST
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  7. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    Sandy (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Welcome to CoViD Theater 2020, soon to be upgraded to CoViD Theater 2021! It will be fresh and new, but still not logical.

    Yup. All drama, and those of us running businesses are forced to be the actors. The only happy customers are the phobic, and especially those who get their kicks from telling others how to behave. My sympathies are with those clerks with the confused looks, the ones masked but breathing all that spray and exposed to lots of adults without the benefit of, say, teachers union pay.

    Folks on the front line always bear the brunt of the stupid from above. It’s not their fault (and I know you know this). They’re stuck with it.

    That’s the worst part of it. Everyone can see the inconsistencies and come to the same conclusion: Our “leaders” simply do not know what they are doing, and/or are incapable of creating coherent policy. What’s worse, is that they can’t do this, in an emergency.

    If they can’t focus and do this now, what makes anyone think, anywhere, that they can craft and execute any public policy effectively? This is a perfect and shining example of why trusting the gov’t to take care of you is about as smart as getting into a car with a seriously drunk driver.

    There will be no good outcome.

    • #7
    • November 27, 2020, at 5:40 AM PST
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  8. Stad Coolidge

    These COVID protocols are designed to keep the average citizen off balance. The real threat was in the early stages when we didn’t know much about the disease. Now that we know more, the restrictions should be eased or dismissed altogether. We expected a resurgence in COVID cases once 1) restrictions were eased and 2) testing dramatically increased.

    I find it pathetic restrictions only apply to things that bring people together: church, weddings and funerals, Thanksgiving and Christmas, sporting events, school. Activities allowed to continue are protests and riots, political rallies (both parties, to be fair), and personal events attended by the same people who imposed the rules on us . . .

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    • November 27, 2020, at 6:33 AM PST
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  9. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge

    You people want to kill grannies. Do not question THE SCIENCE!

    • #9
    • November 27, 2020, at 6:37 AM PST
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  10. Front Seat Cat Member

    The clear pads and store sanitizer bottle is where everyone is focused. Has anyone noticed the Chinese symbols on the card swipe machines? They flash by fast – I then saw the words (at CVS) processed by Alipay. I looked it up – yes – it’s a Chinese company who says it promoted its software for “it’s own citizens who are tourists” ? The software was pushed and now CVS, Target and Walmart are using it. All those swipes of your data……….@caroljoy I needed someone else to be paranoid along with me so I picked you :-)

    Yes – the same place where the virus “naturally” emerged….

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    • November 27, 2020, at 8:41 AM PST
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  11. Hoyacon Member

    Dear person sitting thirty feet off the ground with no one else around on a float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving alleged “parade:”

    Why are you wearing a mask?

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    • November 27, 2020, at 9:04 AM PST
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  12. Columbo Inactive

    This had one sole objective. To take down a President.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 9:14 AM PST
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  13. Vince Guerra Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker:

     

    Life is hard for logical people right now.

    Covidiocy

    Can’t tell what is going on there, Vince. Splain it to me.

    It’s the dressing rooms at Value Village. You can’t try on the used clothes that you’re currently holding that other people wore for years and still others have touched on the rack. They don’t want you going into that confined space, so instead they want you to take them into your home, expose them to that foreign environment, and then bring them back to the store if they don’t fit. 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 9:25 AM PST
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  14. kedavis Member

    Old Buckeye (View Comment):

    I’ve had the exact same thoughts from the outset, but then, I’m fairly hyper-aware of where I can pick up bugs. Mostly because I can’t afford to be sick. One of the most germ-catching surfaces is a door handle, so if you touched that to go into a store, you’ve probably gotten cooties. I’m surprised all stores haven’t been required to install automatic doors.

    Like at the restrooms, right?

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    • November 27, 2020, at 10:18 AM PST
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  15. PHenry Member

    Nearly everyone running a business knows they have to do one thing. Not ‘prevent spread of viruses’, but ‘show you care’.

    That is why COVID theatre. None of the stuff you mention in the OP will prevent, or even significantly reduce the spread of any virus. But what it does is make it up front and obvious that the business is ‘taking this seriously’, and so has implemented ‘mitigation policies’. 

    As usual in statist, liberal minds the actual results, or proof of effectiveness, of their policies is not just irrelevant, but offensive to bring up. What matters is they care, they care more deeply, and they are doing Something! How dare you question that? They really, really care! What kind of an ogre wouldn’t bow to such overwhelming moral authority? Only a deplorable.

    Thus, they have once again demonstrated that they are morally superior and therefore a rightful member of the ruling elite.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 11:25 AM PST
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  16. Django Member

    There’s no good reason for it really. It’s just our policy. 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 1:05 PM PST
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  17. PHenry Member

    Django (View Comment):

    There’s no good reason for it really. It’s just our policy.

    The bureaucrat’s mantra.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 1:12 PM PST
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  18. Django Member

    PHenry (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    There’s no good reason for it really. It’s just our policy.

    The bureaucrat’s mantra.

    Exactly. Before I got my act more-or-less together I worked for a while in the Administrative Office of Courts in my home state which is where I saw it on a wall. 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 1:16 PM PST
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  19. Skyler Coolidge

    Such counter-revolutionary thoughts are not allowed, comrade. You must adhere to the discipline of the party. If you persist in your reactionism, you will be reëducated.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 1:21 PM PST
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  20. PHenry Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Such counter-revolutionary thoughts are not allowed, comrade. You must adhere to the discipline of the party. If you persist in your reactionism, you will be reëducated.

    Never Trumpers To Be Granted Special VIP Section Of Gulags When Dems Take Over | The Babylon Bee

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    • November 27, 2020, at 1:33 PM PST
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  21. Manny Member

    We haven’t been sitting at a restaurant since at least March. We have ordered and taken home. I kind of like that better actually. 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:02 PM PST
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  22. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It’s the “Do Something!” syndrome hard at work. It is the most logical explanation for most of the idiocy present in the world. 

    We have a virus. We must do something.

    The virus is still here. We must do some more somethings.

    There is no discussion of whether any of these somethings are appropriate or even effective. If you don’t do enough somethings then you are heartless, do not care and are guilty of genocide.

    As Sir Humphrey explained to Bernard, when politicians become antsy fill up their little Red Box. They easily mistake activity for accomplishment. 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:06 PM PST
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  23. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce CawardJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    They: You must wear this mask, it will protect you from Covid.

    Me: Really?

    They: Yes, of course. Oh, and stay 6 feet from everyone around you. That is required to keep everyone safe.

    Me: Okay, I guess. Then why do we care if someone in here has Covid? Why do you shut sown a school or church or anyplace because someone in here has the virus? We’ve all got our masks on, so according to you we’re good, right?

    They: Shut up, stop talking! Police! Police!

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:09 PM PST
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  24. Z in MT Member

    We know enough about this virus to know that it is only significantly dangerous to the elderly and those with significant co-morbidities. So instead of theater we should have policies that are designed to protect those groups, like daily rapid testing for people that work at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Special hours at stores for the elderly. Accommodation for people in these groups that are still in the work force, i.e. temporary disability, etc.

    Everybody else should have been living their life mostly as normal letting it burn through to herd immunity.

    However, right now with effective vaccines ready, I think people are to be forgiven for being cautious.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:16 PM PST
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  25. kedavis Member

    EJHill (View Comment):

    It’s the “Do Something!” syndrome hard at work. It is the most logical explanation for most of the idiocy present in the world.

    We have a virus. We must do something.

    The virus is still here. We must do some more somethings.

    There is no discussion of whether any of these somethings are appropriate or even effective. If you don’t do enough somethings then you are heartless, do not care and are guilty of genocide.

    As Sir Humphrey explained to Bernard, when politicians become antsy fill up their little Red Box. They easily mistake activity for accomplishment.

    “Don’t just do something! Stand there!”

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:24 PM PST
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  26. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Kovbuki Theater

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    • November 27, 2020, at 2:52 PM PST
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  27. She Reagan
    SheJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Well, some of those examples are quite ridiculous. (The kabuki dance with masks at restaurants is probably my favorite.)

    There is a bit of method to the madness with the first one, though, although the explanation given by the cashier isn’t correct. The plastic on the payment keypad isn’t to protect people from COVID. It’s so that the people rushing around with bottles of sanitizer and alcohol wipes can use them on the plastic without the chemicals getting into the works and shutting down the terminal.

    Whether or not they are actually doing that in between each customer, as some stores claim, or whether or not what they are doing is actually effective is a different story. But that is the logic behind that particular one, and it doesn’t strike me as all that far-fetched.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 3:47 PM PST
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  28. Chuck Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):

    It’s the “Do Something!” syndrome hard at work. It is the most logical explanation for most of the idiocy present in the world.

    We have a virus. We must do something.

    The virus is still here. We must do some more somethings.

    There is no discussion of whether any of these somethings are appropriate or even effective. If you don’t do enough somethings then you are heartless, do not care and are guilty of genocide.

    As Sir Humphrey explained to Bernard, when politicians become antsy fill up their little Red Box. They easily mistake activity for accomplishment

    aeons ago I watched a Disney series, Davy Crockett – king of the wild frontier.

    That show taught me his motto, which I learned was “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Now I learn, courtesy of the CCP, there’s a better way: Just “do something” – anything, apparently.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 3:51 PM PST
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  29. drlorentz Member
    drlorentzJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Z in MT (View Comment):
    However, right now with effective vaccines ready, I think people are to be forgiven for being cautious.

    Depends on the definition of “effective.” A vaccine that is on the order of 90% effective still leaves plenty of space for continuing with the lockdowns and wardrobe mandates. After all, 90% effective is still 10% ineffective, which means millions of people will still remain vulnerable to the WuFlu. 

    And since when is 90% considered “effective” for a vaccine? Polio vaccine is virtually 100% effective (>>99%). 

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    • November 27, 2020, at 4:00 PM PST
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  30. Flicker Coolidge

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Z in MT (View Comment):
    However, right now with effective vaccines ready, I think people are to be forgiven for being cautious.

    Depends on the definition of “effective.” A vaccine that is on the order of 90% effective still leaves plenty of space for continuing with the lockdowns and wardrobe mandates. After all, 90% effective is still 10% ineffective, which means millions of people will still remain vulnerable to the WuFlu.

    And since when is 90% considered “effective” for a vaccine? Polio vaccine is virtually 100% effective (>>99%).

    I would say “safe and effective”.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 4:04 PM PST
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