Author Topic: Global Pandemic Lockdown  (Read 40885 times)

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #380 on: 13 Jun 2020, 20:17 »
Sorry to hear about that Slasher, I've had a similar issue with my grandmother recently, due to dementia she had trouble understanding why people couldn't come inside to see her.

One good thing about this lockdown is that I've been seeing more nature, walks and bicycle rides, I've been discovering new nature trails near to me that I didn't know existed and I've lived here my whole life. It costs nothing and is a bit of an adventure.

Though the last bike ride I was on I came across a drunk fellow on his bike shouting "YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE!", I had no choice but to stop and talk to him since It was along a canal and he was all over the place. He asked if I had a light which for some reason is always the question whenever I'm stopped by a drunk person. I don't smoke which disappointed the man, he then offered me a beer though not the unopened one in his shopping bag, the one he had been drinking while cycling one handed.
He seemed to be unaware of social distancing, and sprayed on my face when he slurred his speech, hopefully he's not infected!! Luckily a couple of people distracted him so I did a 180 and got out of there fast!

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #381 on: 13 Jun 2020, 21:17 »
One good thing about this lockdown is that I've been seeing more nature, walks and bicycle rides, I've been discovering new nature trails near to me that I didn't know existed and I've lived here my whole life. It costs nothing and is a bit of an adventure.

Same for me!  ;-D I discovered quite a few new places in the vicinity.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #382 on: 13 Jun 2020, 21:45 »
hopefully he's not infected!!

Not as far as I know. Sorry for the spray!

(Also found some nice country trails around my place for cycling.)

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #383 on: 14 Jun 2020, 10:42 »
Though the last bike ride I was on I came across a drunk fellow on his bike shouting "YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE!", I had no choice but to stop and talk to him since It was along a canal and he was all over the place. He asked if I had a light which for some reason is always the question whenever I'm stopped by a drunk person. I don't smoke which disappointed the man, he then offered me a beer though not the unopened one in his shopping bag, the one he had been drinking while cycling one handed.
He seemed to be unaware of social distancing, and sprayed on my face when he slurred his speech, hopefully he's not infected!! Luckily a couple of people distracted him so I did a 180 and got out of there fast!

Ugh, jesus, hope it's nothing. A few days ago as I was crossing the street, a 50-ish-year old guy crossing from the opposite sidewalk leaned towards me and grunted "masks off!" as he walked past. He wasn't drunk or anything, just your average braindead Berliner. Luckily he didn't engage further, but the abruptness and aggressiveness of the whole thing left me shaken for a while...

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #384 on: 14 Jun 2020, 11:11 »
For the first time in three months I went out with my wife and we ate out at a local (little bit trendy) eatery.
I had their excellent curry-rice and I ate up every last bit of it.
It was so delicious and was made by a professional cook just for me and I almost cried while eating it and looking around at decorations in the place I would have never noticed before.

I will sleep well tonight.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #385 on: 14 Jun 2020, 11:29 »
That must have been so nice Mandle for you and your wife...  Curry and all... my favourite...

Everyone should cherish the moments of beautiful time they have... Hope you have many more to come..

As places start unlocking I encourage everyone to take advantage of the fact with open arms. We have a wonderful, beautiful world, despite all that is going on..

« Last Edit: 14 Jun 2020, 11:35 by Slasher »

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #386 on: 15 Jun 2020, 09:49 »
I was hoping for some more comments about being expected to wear the poison bleach necklace.
I think the ridiculousness of it stands for itself, no need to add more comments  :-D


Soaping up literally everything that comes in the house. :-\


This reminds me of my student days' parties - of course we did not put the booze in the bathtub to clean it, but to keep it cool when there was no space in the fridge left. Ah, good times  ;)


@Slasher Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he will get well soon!

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #387 on: 15 Jun 2020, 13:12 »
My brother has signed, on behalf of my father a 'Do not resuscitate' form...  We just hope he pulls through.. 

Lockdowns in the UK are coming off slowly though masks must be worn on public transport..
« Last Edit: 15 Jun 2020, 13:14 by Slasher »

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #388 on: 15 Jun 2020, 22:41 »
That's a hard form to sign, man.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #389 on: 16 Jun 2020, 08:40 »
Yesterday was the first day where no masks are required in shops (except for pharmacies). I went to a shopping center because I had to make a complaint and it was packed (considering it was Monday noon!). Out of all the customers maybe 10 or so were still wearing a mask. Also most shop assistants were not wearing masks anymore.

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #390 on: 16 Jun 2020, 09:38 »
Yesterday was the first day where no masks are required in shops (except for pharmacies). I went to a shopping center because I had to make a complaint and it was packed (considering it was Monday noon!). Out of all the customers maybe 10 or so were still wearing a mask. Also most shop assistants were not wearing masks anymore.

Must be nice that things are thawing there for you guys. Do you feel confident the timing is right where you are for people to loosen their precautions in public spaces?

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #391 on: 16 Jun 2020, 09:42 »
Though the last bike ride I was on I came across a drunk fellow on his bike shouting "YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE!", I had no choice but to stop and talk to him since It was along a canal and he was all over the place. He asked if I had a light which for some reason is always the question whenever I'm stopped by a drunk person. I don't smoke which disappointed the man, he then offered me a beer though not the unopened one in his shopping bag, the one he had been drinking while cycling one handed.
He seemed to be unaware of social distancing, and sprayed on my face when he slurred his speech, hopefully he's not infected!! Luckily a couple of people distracted him so I did a 180 and got out of there fast!

Ugh, jesus, hope it's nothing. A few days ago as I was crossing the street, a 50-ish-year old guy crossing from the opposite sidewalk leaned towards me and grunted "masks off!" as he walked past. He wasn't drunk or anything, just your average braindead Berliner. Luckily he didn't engage further, but the abruptness and aggressiveness of the whole thing left me shaken for a while...

Seriously, what prompts people to act like such prickholes? For all he knows, you could be a recent Covid recovery story. Very sorry to hear you went through this.

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #392 on: 16 Jun 2020, 12:26 »
Seriously, what prompts people to act like such prickholes? For all he knows, you could be a recent Covid recovery story. Very sorry to hear you went through this.

Thanks. Unfortunately things like these are extremely common in this city, as Berliners are a bunch of dumb, aggressive morons. One morning I was on my way to the subway (when I still had a job lol), when another middle-aged dude walked past me from behind and bumped my shoulder because apparently I wasn't walking fast enough for him. I let out a surprised "dafuq?" and he STOPPED, turned around, puffed his chest, and literally started grunting at me "ungh? ungh? ungh?". When he was satisfied that he had successfully intimidated this small woman whom he had ran into in the first place, he turned around again and kept barreling on ahead, still bumping into anybody who wouldn't move aside. And I could go on!

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #393 on: 16 Jun 2020, 15:33 »
Sounds like you had an encounter with the legendary "GROSSER FUSS".

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #394 on: 16 Jun 2020, 15:56 »
Sounds like you had an encounter with the legendary "GROSSER FUSS".

Haha nah it was probably his cousin, the slightly less legendary ARSCH LOCH.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #395 on: 16 Jun 2020, 17:37 »
Thanks. Unfortunately things like these are extremely common in this city, as Berliners are a bunch of dumb, aggressive morons.

Christ, I'm glad I don't have to put up with that. I gotta say I rarely experience anyone being malicious around here. Most people seem to have completely abandoned any efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, but nobody seems to mind if you wear a mask or try to maintain physical distance.

(when I still had a job lol)

 :(

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #396 on: 16 Jun 2020, 18:07 »
(when I still had a job lol)

 :(

Yeah... I worked in the travel industry. It's been a bloodbath.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #397 on: 16 Jun 2020, 18:40 »
It'll pick up again, question is when.
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #398 on: 16 Jun 2020, 19:25 »
Can't seem to get this video to embed (it's Vimeo), but it is a very interesting look at the macroeconomic and cultural changes we can expect to face post-Covid. It's about 30 min: https://vimeo.com/427912671

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #399 on: 16 Jun 2020, 19:37 »
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Yeah... I worked in the travel industry. It's been a bloodbath.
For the travel industry or for people who dared to fire you?

Thanks to the COVID, I now have my very own cosplay of the Sanitarium guy:

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