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Ugh..California is letting people go back to in-store shopping and church services this week. Not sure I am (or we're) ready for that.

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2 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

Ugh..California is letting people go back to in-store shopping and church services this week. Not sure I am (or we're) ready for that.

 

I sure won't be! 

 

The wife doesn't have to go back to her office until at least August and my mother is coming out to visit us the last week of July, so I've chosen that time frame as the moment I start to venture out into society again. 

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I believe the reason the first Frankenstien movie had him slow instead of fast like the book is because society probably wasn't ready for that yet.

 

Night of the Living Dead wasn't released until 37 years later.  Then some folks still freaked out when Exorcist came out 5 years after that because it seemed too realistic.

 

Our society seems to act like its ready for anything now.  I don't believe that, but we may be talking about the wrong kind of ready.  We have this thread because despite being ready for Ebola the playbook got thrown away.

 

The ready we need is being confused with gathering ammo and screeching like a bald eagle at anything you don't like.  It's a coin flip whether which one is our future.  I'm convinced I won't be back in the office before the coin lands heads or tails now.  

 

Some folks are still holding their breathe while others have already inhaled water because they like the taste of it.

 

I remember watching the The Stand miniseries on USA back when I was a kid and was convinced by the final episode everyone was dead outside.  I get why folks don't want to watch the news all day, even staying aware of my surroundings makes me feel like some folks have given into witch conga line dancing around the campfire at night crazy.

 

How many folks outside right now are really stupid or just finally cracked? 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, SkinFanInMinn said:

Based on this thread?  Quite a few.   😉

 

Guilty. We have a long road ahead. I don't count on all of me being there when come to the end of this.

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12 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Guilty. We have a long road ahead. I don't count on all of me being there when come to the end of this.

 

 

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My boss, who had had the coronavirus for the past 4 weeks, came back into the office today. He's still coughing and weak, but somehow the doctors told him he was safe to come back to work today... yet he's also going to the doctors today to take another coronavirus test? His fever went down just last week and I just don't see any way how he should have been given the green light to come back.

 

**** has me stressed out. He could be contagious right now and spreading stuff all over the place. So I'm working at my desk with my N95 mask on. He's since left the office thank god, but I am not using the bathroom for nothing now and washing my clothes as soon as I get home.

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1 hour ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Guilty. We have a long road ahead. I don't count on all of me being there when come to the end of this.

I depend on folks like you. I have to get through this without my husband, the rocket scientist. 

 

Edit, add:  I wouldn't make it without you all. 

Don't give up. 

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Job opportunity for @TheGreatBuzz with his new RV rig:

 

Wilderness camps to $50,000 RV rentals: Luxury travelers in pandemic ready to pay for privacy

 

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Melanie Burns and her husband between them had planned five trips between April and September, including three to Europe.

 

With only one still a possibility, the Oklahoma City resident is turning to a more reliable option: driving eight hours to the 550,000-acre Vermejo resort in Raton, New Mexico, where the couple can hike, fly fish and dine under the stars while avoiding other guests.

 

“We didn’t want a large property,” said Burns. “We didn’t want a hotel situation where there was daily housekeeping and you had to walk down a hall with rooms across from each other.”

 

As borders and much of the travel industry remained closed after the Memorial Day weekend, historically the start of the U.S. summer travel season, most Americans are staying put, with travel within the United States expected to plunge by over half a trillion dollars this year, a nearly 54% decline from 2019.

 

Even so, some cooped-up Americans are starting to think about stepping out. Nearly one-third of Americans would consider taking a vacation outside the home between now and the end summer, according to a study from The Points Guy, a U.S. travel website.

 

Some of the first to book trips will likely be those who can minimize their risk of exposure to the virus, with budgets that allow for more isolated and private forms of travel.

 

“There’s a redefining of what luxury means,” said Eliza Scott Harris, chief operating officer of Indagare, a members-only boutique travel company. “It’s less about the ‘wow’ factor of the design and more about the privacy you’re afforded.”

 

High-end travelers are upgrading to more self-contained transportation, resulting in a “huge uptick” in private air travel, according to Joanna Kuflik, director of travel services at Marchay, a membership-based luxury travel agency.

 

For those who prefer a road trip, luxury RVs are expected to be popular. Goss RV, which offers weeklong luxury RV rentals with a driver for up to $50,000 per week, saw a 62% increase in revenue from rentals compared to the same month last year, as of May 21.

 

Cities are less popular options and small, elite properties in remote destinations are in, according to industry experts.

 

The country’s wealthiest travelers are beginning to book U.S. properties like the Amangiri, a 600-acre, $3,000 per night resort in southern Utah, which reopened May 21 with employees who have been trained to perform spa treatments while wearing masks and gloves.

 

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14 minutes ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

All these restaurants bragging about not touching my food after they make it. What the hell were they doing before?

 

Maybe this?

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1 hour ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

All these restaurants bragging about not touching my food after they make it. What the hell were they doing before?

Stupid commercials. People in marketing departments have failed. (Forty years in the biz allows me to say that. )

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Leaving the Hard  Rock Casino in Tampa. Only some machines were on; to socially distance. The card tables were surrounded in glass/plastic to keep dealers and players safe. Only one of 3 parking garages open; to limit how many people can come. Masks required and they check your temperature when you come in.

 

Had a good time and even won a little money.

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5 hours ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

All these restaurants bragging about not touching my food after they make it. What the hell were they doing before?

"Now with fewer feces!"

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4 minutes ago, PokerPacker said:

"Now with fewer feces!"

 

You ever eat a glazed dessert from a place that made you feel uneasy, and wondered "If a dude busted one on this, would I know? If I found out afterward,  could I survive the psychological wounds?"

 

I dare not wonder aloud further

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34 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

You ever eat a glazed dessert from a place that made you feel uneasy, and wondered "If a dude busted one on this, would I know? If I found out afterward,  could I survive the psychological wounds?"

 

I dare not wonder aloud further

 

Mmmm...Cinnabon

 

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1 hour ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Leaving the Hard  Rock Casino in Tampa. Only some machines were on; to socially distance. The card tables were surrounded in glass/plastic to keep dealers and players safe. Only one of 3 parking garages open; to limit how many people can come. Masks required and they check your temperature when you come in.

 

Had a good time and even won a little money.

What were they doing at games that shared cards that everyone has an opportunity to touch the cards like Hold ‘Em?  I see Blackjack being easier because you don’t touch the cards.

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7 hours ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

All these restaurants bragging about not touching my food after they make it. What the hell were they doing before?

 

You don't need gloves with cooked food,only raw stuff. 

 

They use a spatula how often is that or tongs cleaned? How often do they change their gloves? 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

You ever eat a glazed dessert from a place that made you feel uneasy, and wondered "If a dude busted one on this, would I know? If I found out afterward,  could I survive the psychological wounds?"

 

I dare not wonder aloud further

Reminds me of the eclairs from Van Wilder....

 

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