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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 9:19am
  • Mirfield, England
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And that is very sensible - even in normal life. The Japs' have been wearing them forever.

With others though, it's not fear, it's closer to terror. How many do you see with full masks on driving their cars??
A jogger passed me the other day over the moors with a mask on. I could hear his laboured breathing long before I heard his footsteps. He was sucking the thing right into his mouth. There was only me and my dog for miles.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 9:32am
  • England
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Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 6th July 2021, 9:19 AM

With others though, it's not fear, it's closer to terror. How many do you see with full masks on driving their cars??
A jogger passed me the other day over the moors with a mask on. I could hear his laboured breathing long before I heard his footsteps. He was sucking the thing right into his mouth. There was only me and my dog for miles.

Yup, see it all the time - totally insane.

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 9:40am
  • England
  • 30,325 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 6th July 2021, 8:03 AM

If you still want to wear a mask, it's your prerogative and I can't see anyone getting harassed for that - it's more likely the masked fearful that will do the harassing..

It's not a competition between which side can harass the other most. Personally, I won't wear a mask after the Freedom Day (a stupid name) date, but I know people who are quite fearful who will, and I'm not going to browbeat and bully them.

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 9:42am
  • Ludlow, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 6th July 2021, 8:52 AM

Hmm, OK and yes see your point Stephen, BUT I am one of those vulnerable (COPD) and there's talk of a Covid/Flu combined vaccine booster for people like me coming up in the autumn, so for now, I will continue to wear a mask.

I simply can't risk it :(

Sadly, Herc, it's not about you wearing a mask.
It's about the selfish f**kers around you.
Mandatory masks in crowded places isn't the end of the world.
Some airlines are already stating they will mandate it - for the safety of their staff if nothing else.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 10:04am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,440 posts

Nobody in their right mind will harass or bully anyone for wearing or not, trouble is there are plenty not in their right mind.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 10:25am
  • England
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I stood (2 metres!) behind a young pregnant woman in the Coop last week who wasn't wearing a mask. Didn't bother me - it's her life (and child?), but I would have liked to know why she wasn't wearing one.

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 10:34am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,454 posts

Let's hope for everyone's sake she wasn't contagious.

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alison blunderland

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 1:21pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Lazzard @ 6th July 2021, 10:34 AM

Let's hope for everyone's sake she wasn't contagious.

Don't worry, Lazzard. Pregnancy's not contagious.

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 1:51pm
  • Ludlow, England
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I don't know.
My wife caught it off me 4 times.

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 7th July 2021, 6:42am
  • England
  • 30,325 posts

Surely China are just exercising their right to bear arms.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 7th July 2021, 8:37am
  • Mirfield, England
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Just remember the old war words 'Assured mutual destruction'

Couldn't happen unless those in charge are zealots, religious fanatics or senile presidents.

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Lazzard

  • Sunday 11th July 2021, 11:05am [Edited]
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,454 posts

So the government are saying that people are "expected" to wear masks on public transport and enclosed spaces.
In other words " Don't act like a selfish c**t, unless your a selfish c**t - in which case, do what you like"
Perhaps speed limits should become "Speed Expectations"?

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