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Old 05-05-20, 11:14 AM
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6 feet apart!!! I better obey


Hondo Wal-Mart lol
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Old 05-05-20, 11:23 AM
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The sign is for anyone who hasn't heard of coronavirus. From my visits to stores there are, unfortunately, plenty.
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Old 05-05-20, 11:51 AM
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In local stores where I am, there are one way traffic patterns... and roped off access to cashiers, and a "traffic control person" to ensure that there is only one person at a cashier at a time. Everyone wears masks... and the cashiers have "banker's shields." Shopping carts are sprayed down when they are returned from the lot. You select a cart from the "clean bin." A guard is at the entrance to ensure that everyone has a mask, and the number of people in the store does not exceed "capacity."

Shelves are minimally stocked... so they are easily cleaned. Cleaning supplies themselves are still in short supply. I bought a bottle of Mexican label Clorox a few weeks ago... same stuff as US, but all the instructions were in Spanish. BFD... same stuff, but people were not buying it. It even had the Clorox logo on it.
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Old 05-05-20, 12:04 PM
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Are you smarter than a pigeon?

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I was in Walmart a couple days ago. Less than half the customers had masks; most didn't. There was a flow control person up front but they weren't doing squat, people were just streaming in. I wore a mask and kept my distance.
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Old 05-05-20, 01:25 PM
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In Siberia you need to stay one small bear away from other people, in Montana it's four large trout.

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Old 05-05-20, 01:30 PM
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They need to translate that into 6 packs so Hondo can judge his distance better.
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Old 05-05-20, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
In Siberia you need to stay one small bear away from other people, in Montana it's four large trout.

They must have changed standards in Russia. In the past there was no distance standard, you just kept one person between you and the bear
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Old 05-05-20, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Are you smarter than a pigeon?

A couple of times over the last couple of weeks I have turned around to close standers and said To give you a frame of reference, Im 62. It worked.
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Old 05-05-20, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
A couple of times over the last couple of weeks I have turned around to close standers and said To give you a frame of reference, Im 62. It worked.
I just tried your idea but it didn't work. It may have been because I'm 5'8".
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post

Hondo Wal-Mart lol
was that photo taken in the beer aisle? Wait until a hot mid-summer's day and see how many Texans obey that 6 ft rule (hint - it'll be less that 1).
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Old 05-05-20, 07:08 PM
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No beer today I was looking for pencils..
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Get a bluetooth model, then your phone can send an alert when you are low on lead.
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I'm farting in stores and buses to ensure safe distance. Seems to work. Switching to legume protein powder and sugar alcohol sweeteners in vegan energy bars -- turbocharged.

Folks were at least middling-careful until May 1. About half the folks on the buses, about half the cashiers, maybe 1/3 of the customers.

But since May 1 they seem to think it's all over with, party time. People just cannot buy a clue.

Sad thing is the most vulnerable demographic -- people over age 60 -- seem to be the most clueless. I had to stop at the store to pick up a few things I'm out of. The cashier was new to me, appeared to be older (I'm 62) and the store is doing absolutely nothing about the health precautions, other than to play recorded messages that most folks ignore.

Traffic is back to the usual simmering hostility. The town feels like it's on the verge of rage. I'm seeing more police patrols than usual. I don't think they're out here to enforce social distancing. They're anticipating outbreaks of violence a summer approaches and the cumulative stress and anxiety fuel fears.

Barring a miracle, such as a mutation to a less virulent form, It's gonna get ugly this autumn. Probably much worse than it's already been.
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I saw a picture of a sign that said if you can smell their farts you're too close.
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Old 05-06-20, 07:55 AM
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Speaking of being in lines this is an all too typical bank drive through
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Old 05-06-20, 07:58 AM
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Speaking of being in lines this is an all too typical bank drive through
Why not just use the ATM?

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Old 05-06-20, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
Why not just use the ATM?
not so sure I'd trust that one, but I need to learn how to use an ATM for deposits during all this. Problem is I have 4 checking accounts at 4 banks, none of them Wells Fargo...this was going to a laid off daughter 'cross country.
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Pictures like that make me glad my banking is all virtual.
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Old 05-06-20, 11:51 AM
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Pictures like that make me glad my banking is all virtual.
Do you ever use cash?
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Do you ever use cash?
Rarely. There is an ATM at work that I'll pick up some WAM about once a month. Otherwise, my checks are direct deposit and payments done online.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
not so sure I'd trust that one, but I need to learn how to use an ATM for deposits during all this. Problem is I have 4 checking accounts at 4 banks, none of them Wells Fargo...this was going to a laid off daughter 'cross country.
Has she been able to file for unemployment. That's been the obstacle for most. With the Government's $600 on top of what states give some folks are making out.

I don't make enough money to file taxes, and got a check 23 days after I used the IRS Non Filler page. A paper check.

Sorry off topic.
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This photo was taken recently by a crew plowing in Glacier National Park. The bear appears to get the whole social distancing thing.


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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
not so sure I'd trust that one, but I need to learn how to use an ATM for deposits during all this. Problem is I have 4 checking accounts at 4 banks, none of them Wells Fargo...this was going to a laid off daughter 'cross country.
Heck, deposits are easy

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