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mac

Gold Bellend
I used to love my walk to work, which I’ve continued to do, bar three weeks early doors furlough - cheers Boris.

I used to wave, smile, shake hands, namaste or even hug at least a dozen people on my walk in.
Ain’t got that anymore- I see broken people head down, scared and masked.
 

sixthswan

Non-Member
I don't get why people are wearing masks in the open and on the streets. It is very strange, when you are only really expected to do so, for a small amount of time in a shop - or on entering indoor premises.

I've found that I chat more with the neighbours and online with people further afield, than I used to. But now have little interaction with strangers. Even when you go for a walk in the country, people that pass you no longer say hello - or even acknowledge your existence.
 

Outfoxed

Roofer
People certainly seem a lot more stand offish, it's a shame everything at the minute is so unpleasant.

We could really do with some good news, anyone got any?
 

sixthswan

Non-Member
Bloody daft isn't it? Would you have to wear a mask walking in the Peak District, with not a soul around you?
 

youlittleripper

Non-Member
Bloody daft isn't it? Would you have to wear a mask walking in the Peak District, with not a soul around you?
If you manage to find an area in the Peak District without a soul around you then I'd say you've either headed out at 5am or 10pm!

I know its not the intention of the OP but i guess its all about marginal gains. Those little percentages that might reduce transmission. Problem is those marginal gains would've been better introduced when the virus was at it lowest rather than waiting for it to have blown up again.

I think people not speaking or acknowledging one another is as much about location - some parts of the city and country just aren't as friendly as others.
 

sixthswan

Non-Member
It's pretty easy to find walks in the Peak District, where you don't see other people very much.

When you go for a walk around Charnwood, people would almost always say something when you passed them. Doesn't seem to happen at the moment.
 

borebage53

Knife & Fork pending
Finding Caramac involves a frenetic search nowadays. Still lament for those chocolate,biscuit and raisin Tiffin bars!
 

SteveYork

Roofer
I don't get why people are wearing masks in the open and on the streets. It is very strange, when you are only really expected to do so, for a small amount of time in a shop - or on entering indoor premises.

I've found that I chat more with the neighbours and online with people further afield, than I used to. But now have little interaction with strangers. Even when you go for a walk in the country, people that pass you no longer say hello - or even acknowledge your existence.
I think wearing the mask outside is sometimes due to people being perhaps a little over-cautious, but if it makes them feel less anxious, so be it. I also think it's sometimes that you just forget you have it on, or it's just a faff to take it on and off between shops etc. Either way I wouldn't read too much into it.

I don't recognise the lack of interaction thing at all. Whether walking locally in the countryside or further afield e.g. the Dales or Peaks I think people still say hello etc (and I have seen no-one wearing a mask in such circumstances). Same when walking in the neighbourhood or in town, although some do wear masks. Maybe it varies between areas, or perhaps there is a bit of exaggeration or misperception in some cases?
 

borebage53

Knife & Fork pending
Nothing was ever worse than being stranded on a lonely train station late at night and finding the Nestle chocolate vending machine was empty!😶☹️
 

Daz40

Roofer
Its the socialising I really miss with friends. Even though had a weekend away in Sheffield wasn't the same as everywhere closes early. In a few places they even chucked you out at 9:20. Also miss going on weekenders i.e 80's at Skegness.
 

SteveYork

Roofer
It's pretty easy to find walks in the Peak District, where you don't see other people very much.

When you go for a walk around Charnwood, people would almost always say something when you passed them. Doesn't seem to happen at the moment.
Agreed - in the Peak District recently it was very busy in the towns and at some of the more standard tourist spots, but easy enough to find somewhere quiet by just driving on a bit.
 

SteveYork

Roofer
Nah. I know what I see ....
I'm sure you do Mac. I wasn't pointing at anyone in particular, but I also know what I (don't) see. And I don't have a regular walk like yours, with regular faces etc, so our experiences aren't quite the same. Maybe this is a case of varying between areas? Could be something to do with Leicester having been under greater restrictions than York for quite a long time now?
 
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As I recall, on Hancock's lectern it read:

STAY ALERT | WEAR A MASK | 'AVE A WANK

Fairly clear messaging
It's not a coincidence his name's Hancock.

If you say his name really quickly when pissed it sounds like Mask Handcock.

Might put this in the conspiracy thread.
 
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