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Pre mask shopping - will you?

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kittylester Thu 23-Jul-20 07:46:08

I was talking to my niece yesterday and she was telling me about lots of her friends hitting the shops before they are condemned to shopping in a mask.

Will you?

Harris27 Thu 23-Jul-20 07:51:27

Yes I will then it’s online shop for me.

Marydoll Thu 23-Jul-20 07:52:12

I don't understand this waiting until tomorrow to wear a mask until tomorrow, when it is compulsory in England.
If masks are thought to helpful in stopping the virus, why not start wearing the mask voluntarily in shops today?🤔
It baffles me. Surely we should be trying our best to stop this virus?

Lucca Thu 23-Jul-20 07:55:25

Sorry but are we turning into a nation of spoilt brats or what? Such a fuss about wearing a mask! Other countries have been wearing masks from the off.(which of course we should have been but that’s another story)

(Harris not a go at you you may well have your reasons) But this whingeing is fairly widespread

MawB Thu 23-Jul-20 07:58:30

Aren’t they silly, Kittylester ?
But of course they know that the virus is completely harmless until 23.59 when, like Cinderella’s coach turning into a pumpkin, it will somehow become lethal.

Youngsters can teach us a thing or two can’t they? (Answers on a postage stamp)

Ellianne Thu 23-Jul-20 07:59:31

Why not even 10 days ago *Marydoll"? Everyone knew this was likely to happen. It wasn't that difficult to procure a mask and wear it to show respect for shopkeepers. I'm baffled too.

Marydoll Thu 23-Jul-20 08:06:11

I agree Ellianne, I'm genuinely baffled. I have chronic lung disease, but I was wearing one as long as a month ago for a hospital visit. It was a condition of receiving treatment.
It wasn't comfortable, but I managed to wear it for four hours, while I was receiving treatment.

Surely wearing a mask for a short time in a shop is not a great hardship?
Hardship is being on a ventilator in ICU!

Whitewavemark2 Thu 23-Jul-20 08:07:03

I’m ignoring all rubbish government guidelines and listening to the scientists.

Been wearing masks since March. Not that I frequent enclosed public spaces if I can avoid them.

travelsafar Thu 23-Jul-20 08:08:19

I can't understand why people are making such a fuss either. It is something to help protect yourself and others from what could be a fatal illness, what is their problem. I have been wearing a mask since we were first allowed out after shielding..... for my DH sake not mine, he has COPD. I have a pack of three reusable masks and one is always in my bag and the car the other in the wash.

craftyone Thu 23-Jul-20 08:08:29

yes, I am well stashed here. I even bought butter to freeze. If I have to wear a face covering, it will slip down over my nose when I am in the shop, I am neither a sheep, anxious, brain washed or scared

BlueBelle Thu 23-Jul-20 08:08:58

What the .... but don’t just blame the youngsters I ve met a good few (mostly older men) not up for it
It’s going to be fun tomorrow in our shop if any don’t want to wear them because we have instructions not to challenge anyone who won’t wear one so basically we can ask them to but if they say no that’s it
Daft daft ruling again needs to be all or nothing everything has been so darned woolly all the way through

Lucca Thu 23-Jul-20 08:12:31

craftyone

yes, I am well stashed here. I even bought butter to freeze. If I have to wear a face covering, it will slip down over my nose when I am in the shop, I am neither a sheep, anxious, brain washed or scared

Explain ?

MawB Thu 23-Jul-20 08:13:06

craftyone

yes, I am well stashed here. I even bought butter to freeze. If I have to wear a face covering, it will slip down over my nose when I am in the shop, I am neither a sheep, anxious, brain washed or scared

Don’t let your mask slip down over your nose! gringrin

Lucca Thu 23-Jul-20 08:14:29

I liked that one too MawB

Lucca Thu 23-Jul-20 08:15:46

Crafty one why would it slip down? Do you have a very tiny nose ?

Lucca Thu 23-Jul-20 08:20:25

BlueBelle

What the .... but don’t just blame the youngsters I ve met a good few (mostly older men) not up for it
It’s going to be fun tomorrow in our shop if any don’t want to wear them because we have instructions not to challenge anyone who won’t wear one so basically we can ask them to but if they say no that’s it
Daft daft ruling again needs to be all or nothing everything has been so darned woolly all the way through

Why don’t you have to challenge them, I thought it was compulsory ?

Grannynannywanny Thu 23-Jul-20 08:22:07

craftyone why will your mask slip down over your nose? I’ve been wearing one for months in the shops and this hasn’t ever happened.

Masks are designed to cover the nose and mouth and they don’t slip down. I do see folk every day in the shops who are selfish and careless enough to wear them below their nose. But that’s a different story

Ellianne Thu 23-Jul-20 08:25:09

Yes I agree, Lucca, and if I saw a shopkeeper sending someone away for not wearing a mask I would use that shop all the more. At least I would feel that shop was making an effort to be as safe as can be.

BlueSky Thu 23-Jul-20 08:45:15

Agree with you Lucca about our whinging, no wonder Aussies call us whinging Poms!

mcem Thu 23-Jul-20 08:59:18

Shoppers in Scotland seem to be coping without stockpiling! Not aware of panic attacks or hysterics either.
90%+ compliance as far as I can see. Simply getting on with it!

Elegran Thu 23-Jul-20 09:02:14

craftyone You of all people are well able to sew a small dart in your mask to make it stay up on your nose.

Callistemon Thu 23-Jul-20 09:04:09

BlueSky

Agree with you Lucca about our whinging, no wonder Aussies call us whinging Poms!

They've been doing a fair bit of their own whingeing!
And ignoring the rules too, hugging in shops, trolleys not wiped down, no hand sanitizer, laughed at my DD for wearing a mask etc.

Callistemon Thu 23-Jul-20 09:05:54

craftyone

yes, I am well stashed here. I even bought butter to freeze. If I have to wear a face covering, it will slip down over my nose when I am in the shop, I am neither a sheep, anxious, brain washed or scared

Try the Olsen style of mask and, if possible, put a nose clip or piece of pipe cleaner in it.

If I can make them you can, craftyone, with all your skills.

Greeneyedgirl Thu 23-Jul-20 09:09:16

Well I will feel a lot happier shopping when everyone (hopefully) is wearing one after my experience of crowded queuing up the aisles in M&S last week, with no distancing, and I was the only one wearing 😷

Susieq62 Thu 23-Jul-20 09:11:34

Started wearing a mask weeks ago for shops. Not great but not dreadful. Just get on with it , a bit like seatbelts isn’t it?
My fear is that many won’t bother, a bit like the family of 5 walking side by side at Bridlington on Monday not giving way to anyone. They are the ones who required educating and reforming but they know their rights as opposed to responsibilities!