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    Default Covid Logic - Food for Thought

    Me at the Supermarket:

    Why is there plastic on the payment keypad?

    Cashier: to protect people from Covid.

    Me: but isnít everyone touching the plastic keypad the same way they would the regular keypad?

    Cashier: no words. Confused look.

    Me: Why Donít you pack the grocery bags anymore?

    Cashier: Because of Covid -19 to reduce the spread of catching or spreading the virus.

    Me: But a shelf packer took it out of a box and put it on the shelf, a few customers might have picked it up and put back deciding they Donít want it, I put it in my cart then on the conveyor belt, YOU pick it up
    to scan it... But putting it in a bag after you scan is risky??

    Cashier: no words, confused look

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    Me at the drive through

    Server: (holds a tray out the window with a bag of food for logical friend to grab)

    Me: why is my bag of food on a tray?

    Server: so I donít touch your food because of Covid.

    Me: didnít the cook touch my food? Didnít the person wrapping my food touch it and then touch it again when placing it in my bag? Didnít you touch the bag and put it on the tray? Didnít you touch the tray?

    Server: no words. Confused look.

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    Me in society

    Society ; If you cough or sneeze do it in your elbow or sleeve,

    Also society : Donít shake hands or hug anyone or you will spread the virus.. To greet people do an elbow tap instead.

    Me : Elbow tap ? Isn't that where you tell people to sneeze or cough? into their elbow? Now you want people to tap each other with that elbow wouldn't it be safer to sneeze into elbow and shake hands like we did before Covid

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    Me at a restaurant:

    Hostess: OK, I can seat you at this table right here (4 feet away), but I will need you to wear a mask to the table.

    Me: what happens when I get to the table?

    Hostess: you can take off the mask.

    Me: then it is safe over there?

    Hostess: yes.

    Me: are those fans blowing above the table? Is that the air-conditioning I feel? Is the air circulating in here?

    Hostess: no words. Confused look.

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    Me in society:

    You are not allowed to stand and drink at the pub you have to sit down.
    But at the shopping centre you are not allowed to sit down, all the chairs are roped off.
    Who thinks this up?

    Life is hard for logical people right now.

    We are being raised without the ability to process and execute logic I can't take the credit for this as I copied & pasted it but just thought it sums up the current restrictions so well.
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    *groan*

    Whilst I appreciate that this is supposed to be a joke, it's just intentionally playing dumb with good precautions that we adhere to in the difficult situation many are living with to a greater or lesser extent.

    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Life is hard for logical people right now.

    We are being raised without the ability to process and execute logic I can't take the credit for this as I copied & pasted it but just thought it sums up the current restrictions so well.
    Really? So you didn't write them up, but endorse them as valid logical arguments?

    I'm no expert in public health, but am happy to have a crack at applying a bit of logic to some of the above restrictions.

    Why is there plastic on the payment keypad? To allow it to be cleaned at more frequent intervals without damaging the equipment. Also to cover any gaps and edges which take more effort to clean effectively.
    Why Don’t you pack the grocery bags anymore? The less people handling your products, the lower the risk of transmission.
    why is my bag of food on a tray? The less people handling your products, the lower the risk of transmission.
    If you cough or sneeze do it in your elbow or sleeve? What sort of idiot attempts to cough on the outside of their elbow? What was that you said about logic?
    You are not allowed to stand and drink at the pub you have to sit down. Perhaps people can't be trusted to keep a distance of 1.5 m when standing around a bar.
    But at the shopping centre you are not allowed to sit down, all the chairs are roped off. Because people shouldn't be congregating at the shops. Also, at the time the shopping chairs were roped off, no-one was in pubs at all from what I recall.

    Now it's your turn. Knowing that you have been raised with the ability to process and execute valid logical arguments, try and come up with another plausible explanation for each of the statements you shared. It's not really that hard, you just have to choose not to be cynical.
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    At time like these Logic seems to be in particularly short supply - eg the risk issues surrounding this.

    The one that really irks me is, why does the whole family need to go and do the essential shopping?
    I can understand a mum can't just leave kids at home, but when I see older kids, grandma and aunty tagging along as well ARRGGGHHH!

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    Common sense ain't very common nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesand View Post
    Common sense ain't very common nowadays.
    Yup ...not much of it around these days...should be a super power...KAWABUNGA


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    Guys; it's only a joke!

    The "cut & paste" reference was written by whoever wrote the original & isn't necessarily the view of the OP; I've seen this joke before. The terminology would indicate that it originally came from the US; a country whose citizens a often perceived to have a somewhat skewed understanding of logic and common sense...
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    Default Covid Logic - Food for Thought

    ďCashier- confused look.Ē Thatís not the look of someone whoís just realised he/she has been outwitted by a superior intellect, itís the look of someone bored with hearing the same smart ar*se BS from the same type of person 50 times a day and has decided to just shut up and do what she/he is paid for...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Tiff View Post
    Guys; it's only a joke!

    The "cut & paste" reference was written by whoever wrote the original & isn't necessarily the view of the OP;
    Yes, youíre right Chief. I apologise for the way I responded. My brusque response wasnít justified . Sorry KB. The last day of a tough week, and I let my grumpy side get the better of me. I could, and should have conveyed the same frustration with the sentiments of the joke without being rude.

    Have a good weekend all.
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    On this "cover thy face" thing, I happened to see this notice that was posted in 1919....

    They knew to do these things. It seems there will always be a belligerent 5%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceC View Post
    If you cough or sneeze do it in your elbow ...? What sort of idiot attempts to cough on the outside of their elbow?
    Ha! Made me think....

    WHAT is the name of the inside of ones elbow?


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    I thought "common sense" was an oxymoron these days, along the lines of "army intelligence"??

    I'm just waiting for "consequences" to be deleted from the Oxford English Dictionary, having fallen into disuse.

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    Just thinking about the modern attitude to risk. Think back to WW2; "doing your duty" with no prospect of personal gain, a VERY good chance of dying a horrible and painful death in the process, all to protect your unseen countryfolk from a foreign power. "Doing the right thing"

    Now people baulk at a 1 in 100,000 chance of a blood clot (not even always fatal) when asked to "do the right thing" by the community in relation to COVID?

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    Pre Covid - if you wear a mask in a bank you might be arrested.
    During Covid - if you wear a mask in a bank you might get served.
    During Covid - if you do not wear a mask in a bank you might be arrested, or at the very least fined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brush View Post
    Now people baulk at a 1 in 100,000 chance of a blood clot (not even always fatal) when asked to "do the right thing" by the community in relation to COVID?
    I am not a betting man but reckon those odds are far, far better than the 1 in 10 of dying of Covid - hence have had both shots of AZ and got my certificate to prove it.
    Last edited by Chesand; 10th July 2021 at 07:06 PM. Reason: Added a bit more
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