How are we getting through it?

Started by Leon, 19 April 2020, 10:00:34 PM

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Heedless Horseman

'See if you can book 10 Downing Street...'

To get a serious game with those idiots?  :o
They couldn't even 'wargame' a Press Conference!  ;D  ;D  ;D
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mmcv

I don't know of any wargame and if there was a wargame it was just beer and pretzels and I left early and it followed the legal restrictions at the time. But I don't know anything about it...

Ithoriel

I get that we're all different and I'm not knocking anyone who does have a problem with them but I don't get the problem with wearing a mask.

I put one on and a couple of minutes later I've all but forgotten it's there. To the point that twice now I've accidentally tried to drink coffee through a mask.

To quote Ian Dury and the Blockheads,"Reasons to be cheerful."

And, to be honest, I could do with one or two of those at the moment.

Fortunately, this forum is another reason! Bless you all, you wonderful weirdos :)
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Orcs

Quote from: Ithoriel on 09 December 2021, 10:21:38 PMI get that we're all different and I'm not knocking anyone who does have a problem with them but I don't get the problem with wearing a mask.

I put one on and a couple of minutes later I've all but forgotten it's there. To the point that twice now I've accidentally tried to drink coffee through a mask.

To quote Ian Dury and the Blockheads,"Reasons to be cheerful."

And, to be honest, I could do with one or two of those at the moment.

Fortunately, this forum is another reason! Bless you all, you wonderful weirdos :)

I will happily wear a mask in the shops or elsewhere when required to.  I agree with them in these situations.  I do not disagree with having to wear one at club.

However I go to club for the enjoyment of a game, I like to see the faces of my opponents, and the laughter when I throw crap dice etc.  Wearing a mask all the time takes away much of this enjoyment.

I am fortunate That I have plenty of space to game at home, and have no need to go to club to be able to game. I am just not interested in wearing a mask all evening.
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Ithoriel

Orcs, from your response I clearly didn't make my point explicit.

It wasn't that you, or anyone else, should feel or do anything different but that I found a small moment of joy in realising that where other people had issues with masks I didn't.

Life has been spectacularly crappy recently. Small sparks of light in the darkness are to be savoured.

And I will reiterate that this forum has been not a spark but a bonfire in the dark.
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

Orcs

Quote from: Ithoriel on 10 December 2021, 01:42:34 AMOrcs, from your response I clearly didn't make my point explicit.

It wasn't that you, or anyone else, should feel or do anything different but that I found a small moment of joy in realising that where other people had issues with masks I didn't.

Life has been spectacularly crappy recently. Small sparks of light in the darkness are to be savoured.

And I will reiterate that this forum has been not a spark but a bonfire in the dark.

I envy the fact that you do not find the mask intrusive. I am also glad that you find the varied and often weird and wonderful chat on this forum a light in the darkness.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten. -Mencken, H. L.

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Techno II

So used to wearing a mask when doing the  shopping, I don't really notice it......Unless my sodding glasses steam up !!  ;D  ;D

Still wear disposable gloves when doing food shopping...then use the 'disinfectant gloop' in the car when I take them off.

Again...That's become second nature.

Cheers - Phil. :)

Steve J

We haven't stopped wearing masks when going in shops etc, as here in South Glos we've had cases above average and continue to do so. I did forget it one day and it felt weird not to have one on and I wasn't comfortable until I left the shop. Wearing one all day at a show is tiring as I found out at Partizan, but I'd rather that than Covid.
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Heedless Horseman

I continue to mask and glove for shopping, etc. and have no difficulty with it... apart from the fogging up of varifocal glasses when I don them to read labels on produce. That would be VERY annoying for spectacle wearers.
I do find that facial expression is often a desirable element in 'communication' and so, miss that.

For several years, now, the internet has been my main source of 'social interaction'... and PenD Forum more comfortable and less annoying than TMP or Facebook tend to be.  :)
(40 Yrs ago. I should have been an Angry Young Man... but wasn't.
Now... I am an Old B******! )  ;)

Ben Waterhouse

QuoteSo used to wearing a mask when doing the  shopping, I don't really notice it......Unless my sodding glasses steam up !!  ;D  ;D

Still wear disposable gloves when doing food shopping...then use the 'disinfectant gloop' in the car when I take them off.

Again...That's become second nature.

Cheers - Phil. :)

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jimduncanuk

Quote from: Steve J on 10 December 2021, 07:20:06 AMWe haven't stopped wearing masks when going in shops etc, as here in South Glos we've had cases above average and continue to do so. I did forget it one day and it felt weird not to have one on and I wasn't comfortable until I left the shop. Wearing one all day at a show is tiring as I found out at Partizan, but I'd rather that than Covid.

I have a Scottish chum who thinks he caught covid at Partizan where almost everyone was without a mask.
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Steve J

Well my wife just had a message from our GP and now has her booster booked for next weekend :) .
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Techno II

We actually managed to contact the health board, to chase them up.....(This was via e'mail, even though our surgery gave us an incorrect addy.  =)......Huzzah for Google. ;) )

I imagine everyone else trying to contact the board was using the wrong addy ...Once we used the right one, they replied in roughly 15 minutes. :o

Cheers - Phil. :)


steve_holmes_11


QuoteI have a Scottish chum who thinks he caught covid at Partizan where almost everyone was without a mask.

Is he a fan of the popular beat combo Steps?

jimduncanuk

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 11 December 2021, 10:30:26 AMIs he a fan of the popular beat combo Steps?


No, he's far too sensible for that sort of rubbish.
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