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Today’s pandemic complaint
Old 03-29-2020, 12:16 PM
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I’m trying not to complain. I’m trying to follow all the smart rules which I earnestly believe are for the common good. Am I crazy to be bothered by these girls?


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Old 03-29-2020, 12:20 PM
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I'm irritated too. Here millions of people are sheltering in place to stop this virus and they are walking together without a care in the world. No social distancing at all. Selfish idiots.
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I'm irritated too.
Old 03-29-2020, 12:24 PM
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If everyone would stay in and stop going out to spread the virus, we could get control of this thing. Some people are so selfish and stupid.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:27 PM
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Unless they live together...
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:33 PM
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You have probably seen the video of the guy totally dismissing the warnings. After all a guy's got to party.

What was encouraging was a few days later he realized the seriousness of the pandemic and posted apologies for his ignorant behavior. His recognition of his selfish behavior hopefully might help others.



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Old 03-29-2020, 12:34 PM
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Nope. Watch the video I just shared. I saw stuff like that yesterday too.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:36 PM
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I don't blame you for being annoyed.

I've seen quite a few young people blatantly disobeying our Safer at Home order. I've been watching it going on right across the highway from me and I've been debating the wisdom of reporting them.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:36 PM
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My new neighbor across the street had a few people over yesterday. I could t understand why?
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:42 PM
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I really would like to see people getting ticketed. It's time for some enforcement, or this won't work.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:46 PM
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I left the house for the first time in two weeks to pick up some essentials yesterday. As I was checking out the clerks were talking about a bunch of people who were coming over to her house for dinner.....really?!? I haven’t even seen my sister or her kids in weeks and she lives about two minutes away from me.


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Old 03-29-2020, 12:49 PM
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I don’t disagree— but, they could all live together?

I live extremely close to a college campus and have seen groups of “kids” out together but they all live together.

I’m annoyed my “friends” posting on social media groups of friends, play dates, and/or full birthday parties. Then, using hashtags like social distancing and quarantine, neither of which they’re doing.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:50 PM
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Same here. Adults gathering to protest social distancing, or just not caring about it- who knows what they're thinking or if they even care.

They are under the suggestion of no" more than 10", but they not keeping a distance.
All this after they've all been out working in different areas of the community with different people.

Then they go back to their homes to their children.
Come tomorrow, they go back to work and are around others once again.
They go into stores to buy groceries.
They stop at the gas stations to pump gas.

Bottom line, one can't really know who else your co-workers, or others we come into contact with, as to how many other people they've been around
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And yet, here we are, some of us, doing our part to stop the spread.
It baffles me, the attitude, actions, and selfishness of others at this time.

Added: No, I'm not going to report them. Remember that saying about when it comes to some people's actions? "You can't fix stupid." I'm thinking that applies when I see this behavior in some people lately.

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Old 03-29-2020, 12:50 PM
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For those who mentioned this, please don't report your neighbors. Haven't we learned from history?
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:51 PM
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Yes, annoying! Stay home, people! Some people do not take this seriously enough.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:52 PM
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Not crazy at all.

A friend who lives in our little town (I live 12 miles out) sent me pictures of a group of about 8 adults and 4 kids all congregating across the creek from her home just this afternoon. People are stupid and selfish.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:05 PM
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My husband posted on facebook that we're taking his mother back to her house in a neighboring state this week so we can get some more work done on getting it ready to sell. Within minutes, his cousin, who lives in the same city as his mother, invited us to come to dinner while we're there. We sent back that we were practicing social distancing, so we were respectfully declining. I'm sure she'll show up at the house while we're there.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:10 PM
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Yes, super annoying but when I encounter that kind of thing I take a deep breath and remember this poster.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:15 PM
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It is very irritating! One of my former coworkers posted a picture of her and 4 other teachers on a hike. They were all close to each other. Ugh! I have been home for two weeks. I went to see my parents once.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:16 PM
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Thanks PoohBear!
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:21 PM
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There were so many people standing around taking at the grocery on Friday. I ran in to get a few things for Mom. People were congregating in the parking lot.

Although, one of my FB friends posted that her kids were scolded by the police for being out on their bicycles in a group. She was like, “I’ve got six kids. We are always a group.”
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:23 PM
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Added: No, I'm not going to report them. Remember that saying about when it comes to some people's actions? "You can't fix stupid." I'm thinking that applies when I see this behavior in some people lately.
Yes, this is what's holding me back from reporting the young fools near me. While I think the whole neighborhood would appreciate being able to sleep at night (especially those who are still getting up at 3:00 a.m. to get to jobs deemed "essential") I'm pretty sure they'd just find somewhere else to congregate, possibly someplace more public and doing things less wholesome. This state has a bar about every 3 miles, even out in the sticks. I know darn well they aren't all closing and I know law enforcement doesn't have time to police all the backwoods taverns in the state. ETA: I see I failed to mention that, in the hopes of not being noticed, they're arriving at their hangout at around 9:00 p.m. and leaving around 1:00 a.m. in absurdly loud trucks. I don't know who they think they're fooling. This is not a case of people having friends and family over.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:34 PM
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Great poster, pooh!

I just went for a walk with my son and took pictures of all the un-blocked benches (So that answers my earlier question about whether my benches are blocked-- they are not- not even the ones right around the playground, which is blocked off with police tape)

Mostly, we saw good outdoor distant socializers. However, in my apartment complex, there were several groups of adults socializing around the park area.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:45 PM
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Just a thought- I know that my adult kids have no regular TV or cable. All they use are streaming devices. Are we missing an entire group of people because they are not seeing any of the press conferences, news coverage or ads asking them to social distance and the seriousness of it?
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:47 PM
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I have no live TV- streaming only and am well aware of what’s going on and what rules have been put in place.

Even if I wasn’t reading the news, it’s all over every social media platform and any person I talk to it’s all centered around this.


So... in my opinion, no way they don’t know!

I also got an emergency alert on my phone when orders went into effect for my county (similar to an amber alert or hurricane alert).
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:53 PM
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You are not crazy at all! Our mayor sent out a post pleading with us to stay home. He said that this virus doesn't move itself. People move it. So true.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:44 PM
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Yes, super annoying but when I encounter that kind of thing I take a deep breath and remember this poster.
Thanks for the reminder, PoohBear. It is very helpful to remind ourselves that we can only control our own actions and thoughts.

Since I live in a town with three universities within 13 miles from each other, many young people share houses or apartments with quite a few others due to the very high rents here. In my neighborhood there are at least 4 (illegal) mini-dorms that I know of where often 6-8 students live together. I would like to give these women the benefit of the doubt, and hope they live together. If not, yeah, they would be very irresponsible.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:52 PM
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I have seen some of my fb friends posting ¨family¨ get togethers. Like birthday parties with cousins.

My understanding of the order is that even family members (that live in different homes) are not supposed to be getting together, UNLESS it is taking care of an elderly relative. Ive seen a lot of that so either people don´t get it or dont care.

I haven´t seen my sister or nieces, and I have dropped off a couple of things to my parents house and talked to them from like 10 feet away.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:55 PM
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I just mind my own business especially in situations like this bc

1. I am not in close proximity to them (more than 6 ft away)
2. They may all live together
3. They are not in my inner circle, or in close contact with me so I am not affected by their interactions-so I mind my own business in that regards.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:12 PM
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I don't blame you amiga for being upset, I would be too. I look out my window and see people walking but they are social distancing. Even young children are outside walking 6ft apart.

I saw an article yesterday about a country [I think So. Africa] that had police using rubber bullets on people that were standing in line at a grocery store and not practicing social distancing. I think the people got the idea real fast that they needed to be apart.

I haven't seen my parents in a few weeks. My brother put my trash in the bin for me, I put the trash on the porch and he took it to the can. I never knew he was here, I will say I had hoped he would have stopped in but he didn't.

I guess until the virus comes to their homes, some people will not do what has been called on us to do. So sad..
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:17 PM
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even if people would not catch it on mainstream news, it is all over FB, Twitter, IG plus on every door in town--restaurants, fast food, closed business, dr's office, hospital, pharmacy and so on. Even our courts and city buildings are closed here.

And, yes, it is happening in the small towns as well. My students, who log their daily activities on a Google Doc shared with me, often report going out, visiting friends and relatives, and more.

My own DH has been out more than he ought to--not all of his errands are essential.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:24 PM
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Where’s a cop when you need one?! (Too soon?)
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:49 PM
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Even if the people who are congregating in your town are not in your inner circle, what they do can have a profound effect on others, including you. Remember we are staying in and socially distancing ourselves to flatten the curve and avoid a situation in which our medical community is so overwhelmed they cannot meet the demand for care. Care any one of us would hope to be available should we need it. Those who continue to socialize are putting the availability of that care in jeopardy.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:51 PM
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I have been very comfortable in my home. I guess it's the introvert in me. We are guilty of going to the store and out for take out food.
I have been upset by FB pictures of Senior students getting together at houses. Mothers posting of sleep overs. Children playing basketball or tennis at the courts in town. Parents of younger students having play dates.
My county is very concerned about learning packets being sent home to students and the possibility of covid spreading. Food distribution for needy students is a production here. Why aren't these parents listening?
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:55 PM
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I truly don't see a problem with contacting the police. You are simply calling about a concern you have. It is their job to check it out for the good of the whole community. They can determine if there is a problem.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:58 PM
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bothers me a great deal. They are young and think they are invincible.
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Old 03-29-2020, 06:06 PM
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Quote:
"You can't fix stupid."
No, but this virus could do it...permanently.
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Old 03-29-2020, 06:22 PM
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My in-laws (in their 70s) have been going out daily. We've talked and talked and talked to them about staying home, but they just aren't listening. Today they finally stayed home, but a friend ended up coming over.

Tomorrow DH goes back to work (pharmacist), and our house is getting split into thirds. We each get our space. The kitchen will be neutral for DD and I (only because I want her at the kitchen table when she's having class), but DH won't be allowed in the kitchen. Thankfully we all have our own bathrooms, a/c systems, and bedrooms. So, basically we'll become roommates.

I'll serve him dinner by passing it over the bar (easily sanitized) and he'll hand his dishes back where I'll add them directly to the dishwasher and then wash my hands. Same system will be done for his laundry.

It isn't the ideal family situation, but it's what is necessary to keep us all as safe as possible.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:22 PM
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I just assume that they live or work together. We have many apartment complexes and houses that have been broken up into units where there's no way to social distance from your neighbors.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:52 PM
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selfish idiots: I guess rules don’t apply to them.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:12 PM
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Go to safeway. I wore gloves, a bandana mask, glasses, and gloves. It was impossible to keep people away from me. The store let people go up or down the same aisle. What bothered me was a woman with an infant who appeared not to have shopped and another woman who had maybe a 7 year old kid, she just got Starbucks

Nutty times

Stupid people abound

Yes, those youth could live together.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:45 PM
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The local grocery I went to last week (not a chain) had a list of guidelines posted outside. Rule #1 was, no children allowed. There wasn't a single kid there (just a few random teens) which seemed very weird. But, I was glad people were in compliance. And people were mostly spreading out.
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