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Good news re hospitalised neighbour. It is Covid19 but mild (like  very bad flu apparently),  he will be released later today under strict orders to self isolate (not even family contact), for a minimum 14 days.

 

Getting juuuust a tad too close for comfort here...

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@BrewSo pleased  your neighbour has only got a mild dose of CV

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Obviously the 'royal version ' , let's hope that if any of us get it, it's that version.

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Royal or not Waddo it scared the living daylights out his family, his immediate neighbour were none too happy either...

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I can believe it.  As far as I'm concerned there's no such thing as 'mild' Flu.. so a 'very bad' Flu would be terrifying.. which would make 'serious Covid' totally petrifyingly scarily terrifying.

 

Or worse.

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I've been trying several supermarkets to get deliveries as I really don't feel safe doing the shopping.

 

So I spent an hour tonight being ignored by the Asda website and being frustrated by the Morrison's web site. I don't know how they work.. but at the last minute before I gave up, a little '£1' appeared in the last slot on the last day of Morrisons deliveries. I clicked on it and suddenly I had a slot!!!

Whoopee!!

So.. I made the huge mistake of waking Mrs Col from her slumbers on the couch and asked if she'd like to do the shop. She said yes.  (She likes to be in charge of shopping)

I made a BIG point of explaining that we needed to check out in a bit under and hour to avoid losing the slot.

 

Did she take notice?  No. She sauntered through the shop as if she was actually in a bloody supermarket.. comparing prices.. ummimg and aahhing. All the time I'm saying 'just buy some bloody food!! ..you have less than an hour to checkout or you'll lose the slot!!!"

So.. she did her usual trick of digging in and going slower. She seemed incapable of grasping that this is not a normal situation and that we need to get essentials first and then anything else if we have time.  Several times I asked her nicely to just check out and pay to secure the order but she STILL kept buggering about.

She finally checked out with a minute to spare and we ended up having a huge row about it. Next time I'll just get a slot and do the order myself.. I don't need any more stress.

 

Women and shopping.  It's an all day expedition often securing nothing.

 

Men and shopping.  We know what we need/want.  We go in, we get it, we leave. That simple.

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DJ360 I know what you mean my wife is the same, I was greeted with how do I know what I want in 3 weeks time, in the end I ordered what I wanted. I am an impatient stupid old man, but whatever food comes we will be able to eat, which is the most important thing.  I have to agree with the wife I hate shopping, I have waited outside shops for what seems a major part of my life. I just don't see the point of looking at things you don't want and have no intention of buying, but then that's the view of a stupid impatient old man who is still carrying out his sentence in the spare bedroom, with a full belly. lol

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Last two posts made me smile!

My Partner said to me..she is looking forward to finding out what her natural hair colour is! A saving of 1400 quid a year came to mind....

 

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I hate going shopping with the better half, she starts at one isle, goes on to the next and then back again to the first. When I think we've got everything she goes back to first isle again, much rather go on my own.

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Crikey ...... day off today, just watched morning telly for 2 hours, in it grim, like watching Casualty, I don’t know how you old boggers do it? 

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Don't agree. Takes me five minutes or less to get what I want in any shop. What irritates the hell out of me are males with trollies, buggering about, blocking my way, dithering and generally holding everyone up.

 

It wouldn't occur to me to do my shopping online. I have two legs which are in good working order and I use them.

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I’ve always been shocked before this virus malarky, the amount of younger families on my street who regularly have home supermarket delivery’s & they turn up at half ten @ night banging about! I return the favour by putting my bin out (loudly) before I leave for work @ half five. Can’t be that hard to go to the shop? 

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1 hour ago, Jill Sparrow said:

. What irritates the hell out of me are males with trollies, buggering about, blocking my way, dithering and generally holding everyone up.

 

 

 

 

Probably trying to read the shopping list written by a Female.:crazy:

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Never seen one with a list!  Can't think of any organised, rational female who would send a male out to do the shopping. I certainly wouldn't. He wouldn't do it properly. ;)

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Lists?.... More like...

 

ello…. yeah it's me.... yeah not bad.... I'm in Tesco enni and..... no listen what did yer ask me ter get..... oh yeah that's  right...….. yeah .. no... yeah I know but they got own brand and it's....  oh OK...… no tell er I'll gerrit forra….  ow much does she want.....   ooo I know it were awful.... they reckon it's gonna..... nooo…. when..... that's bad tharis…  no I can't right nah.... listen I'll ring inna a bit 'cos me credits nearly go……..

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Jill you will find me blocking the isle with a trolley because I am instructed, no ordered, to go with the wife and follow her with it. She doesn't drive and refuses to go on the bus and carry all the bags. Same time each Thursday morning  and she stops to talk with too bl***dy many people each week. By the time we leave the supermarket and arrive home I am not a nice person to talk to.  Have you arrived at the view that I don't care for shopping.

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RR are you the only one that does things right. You give the impression that you are against the whole world.

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I don't mind shopping,,probably because i spent so many years ''Pretending to ''.....i do dislike watching blokes shopping,,,(then again i dislike most blokes),,,they always think there on a mission'' at the checkout''...placing the divider between the person in front and their own shopping,,as if it important,,then stretching over my shopping to get summat,,,the belt gets there eventually mate!! Then packing their bags,,as if they are loading an 'Ack-Ack gun,,,i deliberately take my time paying if its a bloke behind me,,especially when they start Blowing and huffing and Puffing,,,and if its a nice lady serving me i give her loads of Innane chat.....that really gets em going...and i really love counting the CASH im handing over,,takes ages that.''......lol

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So YOU'RE the one that drives me insane an does me 'ead in!!           :angry2:

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Hopefully Brew.....lol,,,,,,,,,,,,why don't you just stop in like most blokes of our age....and watch them silly sods on TV ads telling their neighbours how well off they'll be when they snuff it,,,..........''''Yes i'm 39, and never smoked'''............or........''''Hello Dorris,,(as hes making a healthy sandwich) yes it my over 50s insurance reminder, you even get a free Pen'''.......or even that bleddy Gardener bloke....'''yes,,i'll be pushing up Daisies soon instead of planting these,,,are'nt they Gorgeous?'''.............SOD OFF !!!!.............

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5 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

 

 

It wouldn't occur to me to do my shopping online. I have two legs which are in good working order and I use them.

 

So do I Jill and normally I wouldn't consider online food shopping.  However, I've been socially distancing for weeks.. since long before we were 'ordered' to. 

 

It would all be a bit pointless if I were to acquire CV whilst wandering about in a supermarket, and as far as I'm concerned that is a possibility even in well managed queues etc.  So, I'd prefer not to take my 71 year old male heart with blocked right ventricular artery, RV muscle death and moderate LV failure, into any avoidable possibility of getting the bug.  To do so would just give me cause to worry even more for a couple of weeks wondering...  It would also be irresponsible as I could potentially become a casualty and a burden on the NHS as well as potentially infecting Mrs Col. 

 

So for the forseeable I'll get food delivered as far as possible.  

 

I've already had two deliveries of wine.  Priorities you know...

 

Next door neighbour has just had a delivery of beer.

 

There's a company just over the ridge delivering fresh fruit and veg in various sizes and prices of box. Not exactly cheap but not extortionate.

 

And our milkman will also deliver bread, eggs, butter, yoghurts, fruit juices etc.

 

I think we'll get by...

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2 hours ago, Brew said:

So YOU'RE the one that drives me insane an does me 'ead in!!           :angry2:

 

Being perfect, I always endeavour to have my re-useable bags ready and my card easily accessible for payment.:rolleyes:

 

I get annoyed with people who bugger about and especially the ones (mostly women) who wait until they've been told what to pay before they start looking for their card or purse at the bottom of some bag which is as deep as the Mariana Trench.  I find it dumb and a bit selfish.

 

However, because, being perfect, I am obviously negotiating the check out as quickly as is humanly possible.. I get even more annoyed with people who push up close from behind.

The last one, some little beady eyed bloke, was advised.  "I'm moving as fast as I can.. Leaning on me will slow me down".  He backed off. Obviously if he'd been seven foot two he'd only have got the look....

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It's annoying when you are looking at products on the shelf when a hand brush as past your head to grab something without even saying excuse me. Do I move out of the way for them, no I don't.

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Our shopping's rocketed since my relative got sack off the checkouts @ Hyson Greens Asda 

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Did she get caught with her fingers in the till, thinking the change would do her good!!

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