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  • I’m a COVIDIOT :(
  • Premier Icon Markie
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    Have been in isolation since just before lockdown as had my parents with us. They left a month or two back and we went to Norfolk for a week in a rented house. Came back and stayed effectively locked down – food deliveries, etc. school has begun and I arranged to meet a friend for a socially distanced coffee. Another friend turned up with two friends and suddenly we were 5 inside round a 4 person table instead of 2 🙁

    It felt wrong, but I did nothing to change the situation. Then we were told off, reasonably.

    I had figured I had Covid Time living nailed. Clearly not.

    Live and learn, I’ll now be more aware of being proactive about staying Covid secure, but in the meantime I’m wondering if my throat is sore, and why do my ears hurt, and am I gonna become a super spreader…

    If I do, look for my photo in the daily mail, the man who spoke to us also took photos of our party…

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Sounds like some of your friends might need to have a word with themselves more than you and yourself matey.

    If you might have symptoms it’s probably time to get a test kit sent out. Fingers crossed you’re ok though bud.

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    A client I met on site yesterday almost insisted on shaking my hand, I reminded him we’re not supposed to do that, to which he replied “you know it’s all a hoax don’t you” now that’s yer proper covidiot

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    to which he replied “you know it’s all a hoax don’t you”

    I only thought Russian Internet Trolls said that!

    Other than JC’s brother…

    Premier Icon northshoreniall
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    Unfortunately not footflaps – I’ve a brother in law who is of this opinion. Wife intensive care doctor and me specialist nurse, not really sure how to deal with it/ him currently.

    Premier Icon flicker
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    …and someone having a word is one thing but taking your picture? what’s he going to do, tell teacher? ****

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Seriously take a look at the state of people’s general behaviour now – plenty of deliberate and thoughtless breaches of guidance out there likely to be far worse – and don’t smash yourself up over it. Lesson learned, future behaviour modified (I assume) and more likely than not no actual harm done.

    I’ve been on campsites over the summer where there were clearly three or four family groups camped in clusters, in and out of each others tents, caravans and lowered T5s (always a T5) sharing food, cooking facilities etc. Zero attempts at distancing.

    I’ve no doubt many of us have done some things technically wrong at some point since March but for every one of us who keeps maintaining a high degree of compliance it’s helping make a difference.

    Forget your mask and the local Facebook lynch mob will be all over it.

    Contrast that with the prat who gets a speeding ticket for racing past a primary school at 3.00 and the Facebook warriors will be out defending them as it’s a terrible “tax on motorists waaaahhhh!!”

    Enjoy your pic in the Mail. 🤪

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    Forget your mask and the local Facebook lynch mob will be all over it.

    Contrast that with the prat who gets a speeding ticket for racing past a primary school at 3.00 and the Facebook warriors will be out defending them as it’s a terrible “tax on motorists waaaahhhh!!”

    Curtain twitchers gonna twitch curtains. Do the best you can to follow guidance.

    Premier Icon Markie
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    Cheers for your thoughts all – open to learning opportunities 🙄🙂 and taking this as one. I think what’s caught me most is that I had thought of myself as being aware and good, and then boom, I wasn’t! And yes, the photo thing… 🤔

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    Oh and you would be mega unlucky if this one slip up meant you contracted covid. I imagine your symptoms may be partly psychosomatic or maybe just a mild cold.

    But if I was in your position I would think “right, it is too easy to be blase about the odds, let’s make sure by getting tested”.

    Plenty of the chumps are using the odds as an excuse. The odds are only as low as they are right now because of all the ‘good’ work. There is no vaccine. Only a minority of people have had it. Infection-acquired immunity doesn’t seem to be a given. It is still out there. It is highly infectious.

    Any vaguely intelligent person should be able to join those dots….

    Premier Icon Markie
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    Fingers crossed on the psychosomatic and test kit ordered. Appreciate the advice.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Really not your fault if someone else tries to join your group, so don’t worry about it

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    I still think it is possible that Covid has been through far more people than we give it credit for.

    My BIL spent over 3 weeks on a ventilator. My sister had a positive antibody test months later but literally zero symptoms and neither of their boys showed any symptoms either (not tested). It’s quite conceivable that it’s much more widespread than the numbers suggest.

    Not a reason for complacency but it would change the dynamic a bit imo.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Serious about the photo? People go round, during a non-lockdown time, and TAKE photos of groups? And then SEND them to the Mail? And the Mail PUBLISHES them?
    Nah, I can see it’s all an elaborate joke now I’ve typed that.

    Premier Icon Markie
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    Well, I was (probably? Hopefully!) being facetious about the Mail – he did take photos of our group and I figure such pictures have a limited market!! Perhaps they’ll just lead to some Facebook frothage. 😖

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    I’m a COVIDIOT 🙁

    Seriously? 5 people together is practically conforming religiously to the guidelines from what I’ve seen!

    Premier Icon Marin
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    I wouldn’t be too harsh on yourself. I’d have made him delete the photos or deposited his phone into a coffee cup for him.

    Premier Icon toby1
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    1 slip up isn’t the same as blatant ignorance. There’s also a balance, be careful and sensible, but come out of the bomb shelter from time to time too 🙂

    Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    Not a covidiot by any stretch. Could argue caught out by a awkward situation, but this is where it all falls apart.
    Scouts have just announced that groups of 15 can now meet indoors and the schools are back. Football and cricket have been going on seemingly as ‘normal’ for some time – so how the whole concept of single households and bubbles is supposed to work now I have no idea.
    Granted kids aren’t as susceptible but, from what I understand, their ability to still transmit remains high.
    Just all so inconsistent.

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    the chap taking the pics, who was he? A member of the general public or a government worker/police/anyone else who might have cause to take your pic?!

    But as others have said, don’t sweat it. Its not like you held a rave with 3000 other folk. And you clearly seem super tight on the rules up to this point. Thumbs Up!

    Premier Icon keithb
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    To be fair, if you’ve spent most of the last 6 months in effective isolation. adapting to the “new world” when out and about would be really tough.

    I still find it hard not to instinctively shake someone’s hand when I meet them, but I’ve only met maybe a dozen people through site-meetings at work since march, so I’ve not really “adapted” yet.  It’s still not ingrained behavior, and has to be consciously undertaken.

    Edited for typos

    Premier Icon LMT
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    I wouldn’t worry too much, it feels the general population has given up, I was on a train from Birmingham to solihull yesterday, turns out there was 20 staff of a company holding a meeting, no facemasks all high-fiving each other they took over the bottom part of the carriage. Got to solihull they all rushed off together, laughing and joking as the got on the train heading back to Birmingham. It was very odd in this current covid situation.

    Don’t think anyone really knows what impact our actions have on others, I just try to look after myself.

    The biggest part is those ignoring the rules/recommendations vs those who are trying to keep to them, you fall into the later, every so often we do things that feel natural just Human nature.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I had someone tell me last week that the whole thing is a hoax. I pointed out that I spent 10days on a covid ward and thought I was going to die. Made no difference, he told me I just had seasonal flu. Obviously he knew best. I wish I had consulted with him at the time.

    Premier Icon yetidave
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    probably no worse that the people who have made up all these rules (cummings and his cronies)

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    I had someone tell me last week that the whole thing is a hoax. I pointed out that I spent 10days on a covid ward and thought I was going to die. Made no difference, he told me I just had seasonal flu. Obviously he knew best. I wish I had consulted with him at the time.

    Someone actually said that back to you when you told them?

    How did you resist the urge to spark him/her out on the spot?

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    It’s very hard to know what’s best sometimes. My wean developed a cough on Sunday afternoon, so on Monday morning we kept both kids off school, and me and the wife both didn’t go to work. She rang NHS Occ Health (her employers) and they asked a bit about the cough and any other symptoms (none) and said it doesn’t sound like Covid, no need for a test, carry on as normal. Since then I’ve been doing 18hr days with about 5 hours sleep in between so predictably have now caught whatever he had and been a bit sneezy and have a sore throat and a bit of a phlegmy cough. Phoned up today to explain and cancel a physio appointment, and guess what – doesn’t sound like Covid, come in for your appointment. If common sense is prevailing than that’s great, but it’s not what I was expecting to be told.

    Premier Icon geomickb
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    No you aren’t. The morons that go around writing “plandemic” and “covid hoax” on benches and gates are the idiots.

    These half-wits need shutting down as soon as they start spewing this nonsense out (trying to educate us).

    Wife is a Nurse and had Covid, didn’t feel like a hoax when I was packing a bag for her, with an ambulance waiting outside (all OK now).

    Premier Icon oldnick
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    Really OP, you aren’t!
    My mum died of Covid19 in June, the hospital let me and my sister see her the day before she died and despite the oxygen being maxxed out she was gasping for breath, grey skin, dark blue lips, scared as hell.
    And then I’m told it’s a hoax. When did being an ignorant ar****le become acceptable?

    Premier Icon goldfish24
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    Granted kids aren’t as susceptible but, from what I understand, their ability to still transmit remains high.

    Just FYI the latest research is interesting, they are just as susceptible to catch it, but because their symptoms are so mild they are unlikely to a) transmit b) suffer serious consequences.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Come to South Wales.

    It seems there are no restrictions.

    We’re on our hols and went to the supermarket yesterday and were literally the only people in there wearing facemasks and when the (mask-free) nobhead bloke behind us was reminded about social distancing he massively kicked off about having his human rights infringed.

    Big mixed groups sat outside all the pubs.

    We’ve cancelled a couple of restaurant bookings we had for this week because it appears it’s an absolute free-for-all, so we’re staying out of the way and keeping ourselves to ourselves

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    My only COVID faux-pas so far was popping into the Lyme Park cafe for my first post-lockdown Magnum. After standing in the queue for a few minutes I realised I’d left my mask outside with my bike. Oops, embarrassed “sorrys” all around and I crept back out, losing my spot in the queue. No-one had pulled me up on it and thankfully there were still Magnums when I returned. Though not dark ones.

    Premier Icon woody71
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    Should’ve just said you were the 1922 committee

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    When did being an ignorant ar****le become acceptable?

    About mid-way through 2016.

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