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Saw some absolute bollocks on Twitter about children with two households and that whoever the children are with right now, is where they will stay for however long this lasts.

My kids came to me an hour before this was announced, and now they're staying with me for 3(+) weeks without seeing their Mum? Yeah, good luck enforcing that one.

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6 minutes ago, Uncle Zeb said:

Was I hearing things or did Are Bozza specifically mention clothes shops as being inessential? So is Sports Direct staying open on the grounds that people can't do their daily jog around the block without a mint condition badminton racket in their hand?

 

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5 minutes ago, Uncle Zeb said:

Was I hearing things or did Are Bozza specifically mention clothes shops as being inessential?

He did indeed, clothes and electronic stores I believe he used as examples. 

Clearly what we need in a time of crisis are Donnay joggers and those massive calculators they sell behind behind the counter that obviously no fucker wants.

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9 minutes ago, PunkStep said:

He did indeed, clothes and electronic stores I believe he used as examples. 

Clearly what we need in a time of crisis are Donnay joggers and those Aubameyang shirts they sell behind behind the counter that obviously no fucker wants.

Fixed that for you chief

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9 minutes ago, PunkStep said:

He did indeed, clothes and electronic stores I believe he used as examples. 

Clearly what we need in a time of crisis are Donnay joggers and those massive calculators they sell behind behind the counter that obviously no fucker wants.

To be fair, with the amount of Tea the majority of the UK will go through during the lockdown, you could use one of their novelty huge mugs.

But Ashley can say what he wants. Just like that Weatherspoons twat. They will not be allowed to open

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34 minutes ago, Loki said:

They really fucked up the messaging here again.  It's not clear for a lot of people, whether they should go to work tomorrow or not.

Like, if you work as a builder, or a gardener, or a mechanic... can't do those jobs from home, but should you carry on as normal tomorrow?  Listening to Boris, you'd think yes.  But then it's not really a lockdown if 30% of people go to work as normal tomorrow.

They needed to be absolutely crystal clear for once.

Yep, it's a total inconsistency. The gov.uk website's "full guidance" simply says "Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home." But the gov.uk Twitter feed has a video (now deleted) which says "if you are a key worker" (which is presumably the same definition as people who can send their kids to school.)

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33 minutes ago, Loki said:

They really fucked up the messaging here again.  It's not clear for a lot of people, whether they should go to work tomorrow or not.

Like, if you work as a builder, or a gardener, or a mechanic... can't do those jobs from home, but should you carry on as normal tomorrow?  Listening to Boris, you'd think yes.  But then it's not really a lockdown if 30% of people go to work as normal tomorrow.

They needed to be absolutely crystal clear for once.

Says a lot that this was by far his best statement. The most clear and concise he has been and still leaves more questions.

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1 minute ago, tiger_rick said:

Says a lot that this was by far his best statement. The most clear and concise he has been and still leaves more questions.

Reading an autocue helps.

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3 hours ago, seph said:

One run a day. By yourself or with family.

So electronics are deemed as non-essential, even though that will be people's primary social intercourse for the next few months. Good luck everyone.

I work in home insurance. Considering the tantrums we put up with each day from people that have dropped their phone or smashed their TV screen, they're going to go fucking mental now that they can't get a replacement.

3 hours ago, The King Of Swing said:

This was obviously where we were heading and I'm looking forward to the idiots who wouldn't listen kicking off.

I think it's more likely that these idiots will just organise house parties just to prove a point.

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From a 1990 article, a Canadian hockey coach talking about Russian players who’d recently joined the team:

Lopuchin, whose parents were born in the U.S.S.R, said it is difficult for North Americans to comprehend the differences in cultures.

"It's just so different here," he said. "It's tough to explain. You go to a supermarket in the Soviet Union and if you see it, you buy it."

Lopuchin said it took a while for the Soviet players' wives to understand that meat and other groceries are in the stores every day, that there's not going to be a shortage next week.

It’s just bizarre, how quickly the world that I took for granted has ground to a halt. I was very, very secure in the everlasting convenience of all the stuff we had that’s now gone. No reliable online groceries, no 24 hour supermarkets. A book from Amazon takes a week to be delivered now, rather than next day. McDonalds and Greggs are closed. No proper WrestleMania. Toilet paper is a rare commodity. I never expected any of that to happen in my lifetime, and it’s odd to be thinking of those things in comparison to the damage of the virus itself, but I’m just finding it all very surreal.

 

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Sounds awful in the UK and I have sympathy for all members of the UKFF whatever your circumstances are. I was thinking about if I still lived at home with my parents like I was before moving to Vietnam. I'd definitely not get in the car and drive anywhere but i'd likely still sneak out for a quickie walk in the woods and through the local farmland as even in the summer you don't see anyone. I'd probably still gather with 2 or 3 select mates once or twice a week around one guys flat too for a beer but only as I know those guys don't go anywhere. That said going to his means crossing a well known park for youth drinking so I expect i'd be caught fairly sharpish by a police patrol.

On the other side of the world, things looked to have clearly slowed down where I live in Vietnam, it's Tuesday morning right now and it's silent outside which is rare. Have to say i'm enjoying the peace. Get out of quarantine on Friday so will have a drive around but apart from doing a food run i'm going to stay in the complex I live as there's a gym, pool and restaurants so the need to go far isn't an issue. The only issues i've got are really if i'll get any anti-foreigner sentiment in the shop and if the local government bods will remember or "forget" to bring the release paper on Friday morning. Honestly at this point I would simply relish the opportunity to walk up my hallway to the window on the other side of the building and back for a change of scenery. 

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Decided against the half hearted self isolation/ restriced contact hunter gatherer approach before the announcement was made so I'll be staying in work. A woman complaining about her M&S garmemt arriving late and a different woman opening her door whilst coughing on to me before I had chance to dive for cover has me already regretting this.

So, fellow divorced dads, what the fuck do we do? I'm waiting for a slither of hope that I can have some form of contact but it's not likely they'll be able to stay with me is it? The idea I won't be able to see them for that long is killing me. I've never gone more than a few day's without contact their entire lives. They live 16 miles away otherwise we'd have strategic daily exercise meets but unless there's an exception made it looks like my mental health is about to plummet.

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It's pretty chilled in Leicester.  Very quiet. We've been able to get whatever we need from the shops. We stayed away from the big supermarkets and used local corner shops.

Work have said for us to stay at home. Designated keyworkers in our team may be called in when and if required. 

Stay safe people. 

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My work is still open, not sure what the deal is yet but I've been asked to go in at 1 as opposed to 9 because I can't be in at the same time as the other guy in my department, not sure when I'll be finishing tonight. Obviously because i'm not needed til one I've been awake since half four. 

 

My parents still arent taking it as seriously as they should, they went to Currys yesterday to get them to dispose of a TV then went to b&q. Last week they said they were going to get round the"over 70s stay at home" thing by wearing caps and sunglasses (have I mentioned that before?) 

We're halfway through a loft conversion at the moment, luckily there's not a hole in the roof any more but the windows aren't sealed in and there's no walls or doors so the house is freezing with the heating on, the upstairs is basically out of bounds at the moment so the four of us are essentially living downstairs, the mental health impact of this is going to be huge on probably as many people as the physical side of it. I'm not saying anything that hasn't been said and say least we've got a garden so we could have it a lot worse, I feel so sorry for the family's living in flats with no gardens.

 

 

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