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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby Raynethemagi » 28 February 2021, 05:36

Well....here's the deal. I work in the public domain, specifically I work at a Home Improvement store. When Covid first started breaking out, I worked in Outside Lawn and Garden. Now, I understand that sometimes you just have to go out to the store when you absolutely need something. If your freezer is down, then obviously, you're going to either hire someone to come and fix it, or you go out to a store like mine and get a new freezer. So, I understand that sometimes going to a store is inevitable.

However, I have a huge problem, especially when I'm working in Outside Lawn & Garden, a section of the store that literally no one ABSOLUTELY NEEDS to be in. I have a huge problem, when, Outside Lawn & Garden is the busiest part of my store. But, the biggest problem I have is when humanity is ugly. It's not fair to be getting mad at people, who work for the general public, because they're not "social distancing" or they're not "fully wearing their masks" when the very same people that accuse us of these things are buying things that you don't ABSOLUTELY NEED! I thought that was part of the guidelines, that unless you ABSOLUTELY NEED something from the store (like food, clothing, new shoes, a new fridge, a new washer, etc...) that you are to stay home. Because doing otherwise is exposing yourself to Covid unnecessarily anyways.

I have no problem complying, but just where I work alone, it's obvious that most people don't care. There is literally nothing that is sold in Outside Lawn & Garden that I can think of that you ABSOLUTELY NEED! And all your doing is exposing you and everyone around you to Covid anyways. If people were truly worried about their health, they would follow the guidelines to a T. But, if the busiest part of the store is Outside Lawn & Garden, that tells me that most people don't really care.

It's also a personal belief of mine that companies should also be trying to comply with the guidelines as well. If companies really cared about their customers, if a part of the store doesn't have anything that is absolutely needed to live your life day in and day out, then they should have that whole area closed off. But, it's clear that my company, which is a Home Improvment Store (not as needed as a grocery store), doesn't care much either, otherwise Lawn & Garden would've been closed.

So, the way I look at it, if the American public doesn't care, nor do I. We were given guidelines, if you don't follow those guidelines, then you are exposing yourself to the Covid virus. That's all there is to it. I have a wonderful old man that I am friends with, and he is the best example of following the guidelines to a T. He has literally not gone out of his house ever since the caronavirus began. If he needs food, he sends his kids to go get him food. If he needs anything else, he'll send his kids to go get it.

Now, I've heard that people are "bored at home." I get that, yeah being at home is boring, but if you don't want the virus, don't go out to the public. If an old man can do this, then anybody can do this.

Plus, you have to understand, if I'm going somewhere where I know there's going to be a lot of older people, or a lot of people with compromised immune systems, then I'll wear a mask. I'm not stupid, I don't just go up to some random old person and cough on them. I don't go to a nursing home without a mask on. And I'm talking about areas that have a lot of these people. If it's a grocery store, normally I just go in without a mask on, but like I said before I carry one in my pocket, and if a person asks kindly and politely, I will wear it.

Everyone, for the most part, knows how virus's work. If you don't want to expose yourself to the virus, self isolate at home, and if you absolutely NEED to get something, go out and get it. I know being at home is boring, I know that the only reason why people came to my area of the store (Outside Lawn & Garden) is because they're bored at home. But, if an old man, I think he's like, shoot I dunno 60 yrs. old, if an old man can stay literally at his house this whole time, and lemme tell you he texts me a lot saying how bored he is, but if someone his age can do this and do this correctly, then there's no reason why no one else can.

And yes, you're right, germs don't care whether you fear death or not. Tell that to the hundreds of people in Outside Lawn & Garden buying things that they really don't need. Again, it's pretty simple, either go out and buy something or things that you don't need and risk exposure to the virus, or go when you absolutely have to go limiting the spread.
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby Nicholas » 28 February 2021, 08:09

Hi Jake, I ABSOLUTELY NEED you to reduce the length of your forum signature, please x
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby Marmaduke » 28 February 2021, 13:19

Is it not in the interests of net benefit that a store which sells essentials, and thus is able to be open, should actually ensure that as much variety as they can provide is also available?

If I have to buy essentials, then I’m making the trip. The bad thing is done. It’s not the purchasing of unnecessary items that restrictions are seeking to control, it’s unnecessary trips.

Moreover, if I need to shop for groceries, and I also have a garden, then purchasing gardening items will be in my interests and the interests of the population at large. I taken an essential trip, and I’ve made the most of it by giving myself plenty to keep myself occupied. I’ve protected my mental health and reduced the likelihood that I will want to leave home at all as I now have lots of gardening to do that will occupy my time. I’m in my garden, I’m not wandering the streets for some escapism labelled as daily exercise. I am shielding myself and others. For absolutely zero additional risk of exposure.

Why is that unacceptable?
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby OutsideIn » 28 February 2021, 17:33

You base your decision to do the right thing based on what the general population does (or at least the population you see)? I can think of a lot of historical events that went very badly using that philosophy. I am not equating this with those, but I think you get my point.

Older people are not the only ones having serious problems with Covid or even dying. It can affect anyone. I have already been vaccinated (because I work in healthcare), and I am still following protocols because that is what the experts recommend. I am not going to say that just because I am protected (supposedly) I don't need to consider the health of other people. That would be extremely selfish, although all too common.

I am also surprised that you are complaining so much about having a job when there are so many people who are unemployed. Be grateful that people are still shopping in your department, whatever their motivations may be. It is better than sitting at home praying that your unemployment benefits are renewed by a dysfunctional Congress.
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby Raynethemagi » 1 March 2021, 01:50

Again, I reiterate, if you are that worried about getting covid, if you're scared to death that you're going to get exposed to covid, then self-isolate. If you need something to survive, go and get it, but limit going out. The best way to avoid coming in contact with it it is your house. If you're bored, go to bed. If you're not tired, read a book. I can think of a million things I could be doing if I had to isolate myself in my house, which doesn't require me to go to a store to get.

I'm well aware that older people aren't the only ones. Anyone can get it, anyone can die from it. I'm not saying the virus is fake nor am I saying the virus can't kill anyone. I personally wish this whole hubub about the virus would go away. Honestly when people first started talking about the virus, I didn't see what the big deal was. And after doing thorough research on it, I STILL don't see what the big deal really is. The only reason I started doing research on it was when I heard that one of the symptoms was shortness of breath, but even then, I was wondering if it was really worth it, but I've been wrong before on things, so I spent a good part of my time devoting to finding every single piece of literature I could get my hands on regarding this virus. And, I concluded that, this whole hype about this virus isn't even worth it. The number of deaths don't even come close to the number of deaths the regular flu virus causes. Knowing what I know now about the virus, I wouldn't even consider it a pandemic.

I hate this for the American people. I hate that the media is calling this a Pandemic, and on purposely skews death toll numbers, and spreads fear among everyone. And, it's logical to conclude that the media has successfully done its job. The only reason they spread fear is because they're making money off of this. They're making money off of people wearing masks, social distancing, etc... and yet these are the people we're supposed to trust? No, anyone that spreads fear, especially without factual backing, doesn't deserve to be trusted. Be careful of who you trust. If that's one thing that disturbs me more than anything, is just taking someone's word for something. I trust no one, and I always verify something I don't know enough about.

Oh and for the record, I wasn't complaining about having a job. I was complaining mostly about the people who would be really rude and snappy with us, telling us to social distance, or having a mask, and yet they're the same people buying shovels, dirt, and hoses. Those are the people I have a problem with. Hell, it wouldn't even hurt these people to at least be polite about it. I don't think asking to be nice about it is asking too much from someone.

But, let's get down to the bare bones of this issue. Is there anything that you can think of, and I mean legitimately think of, that protects you 100% from Covid. Meaning, you can go out in public and never have to worry about getting covid. I mean anything, meaning no matter what situation, let's even do worse case scenario, let's say you go into an area, where everyone that is in that area has Covid. Is there anything you can think of that can completely prevent you from getting Covid, that you can walk confidently in an area full of infected people, and get sneezed on, coughed on, etc... and you're 100% protected from Covid? The answer is no. You can wash your hands 1,000 times a day, and you can still get Covid. You can wear a mask everywhere, even in the shower, and you can still get Covid. You can take every single precaution, every single recommendation, and you can still get Covid. So the truth of the matter is, when you boil down the issue, there's no really escaping the fact that you can get Covid anytime day or night. Even just staying home doesn't ensure it either. The only reason why I bring up staying at home, is because that's what the "experts" recommend, and it's the best chance you've got.
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Someone who struggles with showing emotion. This person, in their lifetime, will constantly struggle with this, and that is because, they choose to ignore or disregard the fact that they have trouble showing emotion. Most people will ignore this issue, and will continue to fracture themselves. And this goes with pretty much any problem that happens in your life that is recurring. Don't pass up an opportunity to make you "whole" again.
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby Brian531 » 14 May 2021, 00:25

I don't know. The vaccines are rolling out, but it'll take till atleast 2022 before it is over. I'm in Canada by the way and I'm probably being generous. I'm no expert or virologist so I don't know how long it'll take :( Hopefully sooner rather than later. My province is shut down till June so hopefully things will improve a little by then?
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby betonhaus » 15 May 2021, 04:34

They shut down drive in theaters in my province.
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Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Unread postby Brian531 » 15 May 2021, 21:59

I'm a very introverted guy so the pandemic hasn't effected me too much. I live in Canada, Ontario and the situation here is total lockdown till June. While I do keep to myself, I sometimes find myself squirly because almost everything is shut down and theres nothing to do. I hope this province and country will get this corona virus under control and people can start going out and doing normal things like they did in 2019.
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