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Another rant.

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MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 15:36:42

Well, not a rant as such.

Just in from work, and I have to say that judging by the amount of people out today, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the numbers rise sharply.

I feel really let down.

Chewbacca Fri 10-Apr-20 15:38:38

Are they in family groups MissA or just a lot of people milling around too close to each other?

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 15:45:11

A mixture of both, as well as a lovely lady who lives near me allowing her two grandsons to charge onto the bus as I was waiting to get off.

She was taking them back to their parents after a visit.

HettyMaud Fri 10-Apr-20 15:48:13

I agree. On my walk this morning I saw lots of cars with several people in them. Where was there to go bearing in mind most shops are closed so it wasn't shopping.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 15:53:55

The buses have been almost entirely empty apart from me and the driver this last week.

Today, 8 people on it, and I know 5 of them weren't going to work. One is a painter, but today was wearing a nice shirt and trousers.

M0nica Fri 10-Apr-20 16:32:24

MissAdventure what sort of place do you live in? If you were in a high density inner city stuck in a 2 bedroomed flat with 2 children on a hot sunny day, would you nobly stay indoors and decide not to let the children out no matter how much they shouted and cried, or would you take a risk, do your damnedest to socially distance, but with everyone else on yur estate making the same decision for the same reasonfind it very difficult.

I cannnot justify being critical of other people. I live in a large village surrounded by foot paths and while lots of people are out and about, they are keeping there distance - but we have an awful lot of space for them to be distant in.

EllanVannin Fri 10-Apr-20 16:37:21

Social distancing doesn't seem to be a problem with me personally, especially when we have this weather.
It's crowds and crowded places indoors that are the problems as well as visiting of course.

EllanVannin Fri 10-Apr-20 16:39:31

Supermarkets are the worst places to be in than parks or the seaside where you have the space to keep your distance.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 16:41:31

It's a lovely area where I worked today.

Not a high rise in sight, and where I live doesn't have them either.

I feel justified in criticising.

I have been working every day of this crisis, I waived my holiday and won't be paid in lieu, and today my grandson was on his own, whilst I was out looking after vulnerable people.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 16:43:28

A lovely big queue at a chip shop on the way home.

How is this right?

grannysyb Fri 10-Apr-20 16:45:24

Just walked in Bushy park and everyone being sensible, bar three lads on their bikes doing wheelies, who didn't look like a family group.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 16:52:22

Just thought.
Yes, I would stay in even if the imaginary children in my imaginary high rise drove me mad, because life isn't all about me and mine.

It's about doing the right thing and working as a cohesive society.

ExD Fri 10-Apr-20 16:54:49

Of course it won't be the ones who flout the rules (like the lady with her grandchildren) who get struck down, it'll be the lady on the corner who's ventured out at 8am to get supplies from the supermarket who will suffer.
And I'm sorry, its the people who give in to crying children who want to visit Grandma who will cry loudest when she dies, because they will have killed her. They should think on that!
Yes it must be hell on earth in a tiny high rise flat - but there are NO exceptions. or there's another kind of Hell waiting.
If you want to kill Grandma - go visit her.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 17:00:28

Oh well. That's it off my chest, and mark my words, there are flouters about.

Don't say I never warned you all cafe

JenniferEccles Fri 10-Apr-20 17:01:22

Not being a misery but for the first time in my life I was hoping that the Easter weekend this year would be cool and wet to keep people in.

I dread the lockdown becoming as severe as Italy and Spain.

I think we have a good balance here but it could all be ruined by a selfish minority.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 17:04:55

Hopefully I'm wrong, but the bus driver mentioned to me that he had been a lot busier.

He shouted it down the bus.

GagaJo Fri 10-Apr-20 17:05:52

5 miles away from where I live. Not even a coastal resort, just the quayside where the boats come in.

I'm so angry.

Literally life or death and those idiots can't do it. We need marshal law.

Smileless2012 Fri 10-Apr-20 17:19:26

We live in a very popular seaside town and I'm happy to be able to report that it's been very quiet here today.

The council closed all car parks several days ago and as parking is a premium, residents have parking permits displayed in their windscreens so it's easy to see who lives here and who doesn't.

The police set up road blocks on the main access roads and this, along with other measures certainly seems to have done the job.

We can only hope that the "selfish minority" are dealt with individually and the country as a whole is not made to pay the price for their selfish, reckless stupidity JenniferEccles

JenniferEccles Fri 10-Apr-20 17:21:53

That’s encouraging to hear Smileless

M0nica Fri 10-Apr-20 17:43:12

I refuse to throw the first stone. Yes, some people are flouting the law. Especially in crowded highly populated areas with little green space.

But the vast majority are doing as requested. Perhaps a little more praise for those obeying the rules and a little less moaning and gold plating the regulations from the constitutionally censorious would be better all round.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 17:45:49

Not for me it wouldn't.

Not today.

MerylStreep Fri 10-Apr-20 17:58:37

MissAdventure
I think your rant is justified. My rant is my best friend phoning me and ranting about our neighbour who's daughter brings her shopping a couple of times a week and goes in the house. My friend conveniently forgets that her husband is in and out like a blue arsed fly buying diy materials 😡
Rant over.

MissAdventure Fri 10-Apr-20 18:02:32

grin
Yes, my neighbour is out again.
I think that was the straw that broke this camel's back.

Washerwoman Fri 10-Apr-20 19:26:09

It's making a stressful situation even worse
Particularly if your own family are the ones donning PPE and slogging it out this weekend whilst others feel hard done to after just 3 weeks that they can't party and socialise as if this Easter is normal.I know most people are doing all the right things but too many aren't. I would like to get hold of them and shove them in all the gear for 12 hours with a dying patient and see how they feel then.And I wish anyone applying for financial assistance from the government found seriously flouting the rules should have payments denied.That would focus them.If it was Ebola I bet none of them would dare leave their houses.

GagaJo Fri 10-Apr-20 23:01:34

I have a friend that lives in Malaysia. He said that they're all watching the UK, horrified at how wrong we're getting it. No testing, no proper quarantine. He just said what I thought really but for GODS SAKE!

I think the worlds view of which countries are civilized will be very reevaluated post C19.