ReenieHJ wrote: »
Is anyone else seeing a reduction in people using masks lately? It seems to coincide with things starting to softly reopen and that scares me. Grocery stores, gas station/convenience stores, nurseries.....people seem to be getting way too comfortable again. It's bound to come back and bite us in our derrieres.
lemurcat2 wrote: »
No decline in masks where I am. They are required for shopping anyway here, and they seem to be increasingly normalized. I think it's not all that surprising that in more rural or less densely populated areas, especially without any kind of mask requirement, and with few cases (looking at the numbers, VT has had less than a thousand, only 25 are hospitalized, and only 54 deaths), that many people wouldn't think they were necessary and would be less concerned, even though for the most part wearing a mask seems like an easy enough thing to do (I still have issues with my glasses fogging up and when exercising outside on a warm day they are unpleasant, so merely social distancing if you take it seriously seems like a legitimate option to me then).
VeryKatie wrote: »
Baby wipes have zero anti-bacterial properties. They're NOT a replacement at all for hand sanitizer. They're just water and perfume. Read the ingredients people.
TarynF226 wrote: »
Travelling. Ugh. It's not just European countries. If you've travelled /Anywhere/ please don't come in. I actually had a regular customer go on vacation to Cuba for a week and so I didn't think I'd see him for three. He came in for his regular coffee and when I asked him why he wasn't self quarantine he told me that was only for travelling to European countries. It's already over here and you're going through high traffic ports. It's any travel. Once he left I wiped down all the door handles coffee station stuff and counters etc with disinfectant and washed my hands but he still came in and there were other people in the store too. That is A Bit Not Good.
AnnPT77 wrote: »
Taryn, I'm so, so sorry you have to go through this kind of nonsense. Even though most people are nice, that kind of incident is really discouraging.
Sadly, some people have no empathy or sensitivity at all. And - maybe you know this - there's an actual phenomenon called the "Dunning-Kruger effect" that basically theorizes that ignorant people can believe they know better than well-informed ones, because they're oblivious to how much they don't know. Put those characteristics together, add some people's tendency to treat people in service roles as a target, and you have a recipe for the kind of behavior you describe. It's awful.
Have you been reading in the Coronavirus Prep thread (https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10787509/coronavirus-prep) at all? I can't recall if I've seen you post there. That's been a really informative, generally sensible thread where some people do vent a little bit and get support, but there's also been a lot of helpful information posted, plus experiences from all over the world.
Thank you for doing what you do. Please know that most of your customers appreciate what you do to keep them safe - I'm sure of it - even some who are rushed and in their own little stress-bubble and don't acknowledge your efforts. (I do try to remember to thank cashiers (and other essential workers I encounter) for showing these safety-related courtesies, but I do forget sometimes.) Hang in there!
ReenieHJ wrote: »
My BIL and I were sitting in the car waiting for my sister at the grocery store. I'm watching all the people. Maybe 1/3 of the people have masks. Then I'm watching another with no mask, shake hands and give this couple big hugs. The couple are wearing a mask.
I've become so judgmental lately, when I see all these people no longer wearing masks and/or social distancing. I had a feeling reopening would give everybody the sense that things must be better therefore no need to worry any more. I saw a young mom shopping the other day, with her (about) 1 year old, no mask for mom. Makes ya wanna scream. I saw a group of 4 young people go into the same store as I was coming out, no masks.
Obviously I'm paying too much attention now and need to get over it; just stay out of everybody's way.
threewins wrote: »
I wonder why so many countries have done so badly at controlling the virus. I just don't understand it. About half a dozen countries have controlled it successfully, including my country. But there doesn't seem to be any predictor of success or failure. Rich, poor, democracy, communist, island, continent. None seem to make any difference.
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