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Happy Freedom Day!

Sociopaths Unmasked?

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So today's the day all the difficult people are granted licence to crawl out of the woodwork. This morning I came across one old scrote exercising his right not to wear a mask at the filling station, and very delighted he looked about it.   

Waiting to see whether a staff member who attended Silverstone yesterday will turn up (I hope not! Why the deuce hasn't he been pinged?)

What's everyone's take on Freedom Day? How will it affect you and your world?

 

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
19th Jul 2021 09:40

No.2 is already at home as wife got pinged.

Its a going to be an absolute shower of the brown stuff and all those lovely summer plans are going to get canned now. Betting is kids scout camp will be off (August bank holiday)

Already told the kids that home schooling in September has got to be 50/50.

I can do the maths of compound growth.

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By Matrix
19th Jul 2021 13:32

No 2 is allowed to carry on as normal even if someone in the same household is isolating, provided they don’t have symptoms. Understand if you didn’t want him to come in.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
19th Jul 2021 13:55

Indeed, but we tend to go more on "sense" rather than "what Boris says"

it was 50/50 to come in or not, then sunshine won out.

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By Matrix
19th Jul 2021 14:00

No sense to any of it. I had to keep one child off (told to isolate) and send the other one in, even though they are in the same bubble.

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By Roland195
19th Jul 2021 09:43

Not in Englandshire so unsure to what extent Freedom Day applies to us anyway but just see it as a further difficulty for businesses and likely minimum wage staff to deal with bereft of meaningful guidance.

I would not be the one trying to explain that while no longer the force of law, this particular shop have decided to voluntarily continue with this as a policy (unless of course you are exempt...) to people generally to wound up to listen in the first place.

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 09:47

Day 1 of the social experiment starts as Johnson washes his hands (oh the irony) of covid.

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By lionofludesch
19th Jul 2021 09:48

Not wearing a mask outdoors ?

The risk is low. Don't worry about it.

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 09:50

Yes, agree. I will be deciding about masks on a case-by-case basis. I tend to do my weekly food shop late in the day when the shop is almost empty anyway so wouldn't wear one then.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
19th Jul 2021 12:43

He didn't wear one indoors either.

You could sense the discomfiture he was causing, and more to the point so could he - enjoying the attention, I suppose.

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By Paul D Utherone
19th Jul 2021 13:49

Another good reason to get an EV. :)

- Public charging stations are open air, so you don't need to worry about or engage with scrotes; and
- Mostly charge at home anyway, except on long trips like the one for granddaughters birthday the weekend before last

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By memyself-eye
20th Jul 2021 09:53

low?

Non existent at a service station, I'd say.

I only wear mine when I'm robbing the place!

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By stepurhan
19th Jul 2021 10:08

What worries me is less that people will go without masks, but that they will try to force others to take their masks off. I have heard of it happening already. I really hope that it is the exception rather than the norm.

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By SteveHa
19th Jul 2021 10:18

In Wales - doesn't apply to me.

We're still watching to see how much the infection/death toll increases in England before anything significant happens here.

Should be called, "Happy Guinea Pig Day".

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By Calculatorboy
19th Jul 2021 23:39

Yes the drakeford ram insists his sheep are still facially castrated

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By Constantly Confused
20th Jul 2021 07:51

SteveHa wrote:

Should be called, "Happy Guinea Pig Day".

That was the 16th of July ;)
https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/guinea-pig-appreciation-day/

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By sanjay100
19th Jul 2021 10:19

Enjoy while it lasts.....

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 10:23

It's going to be the divisiveness of Brexit all over again, isn't it.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
19th Jul 2021 11:17

Yup. And interestingly fairly split along the same lines.

Its "freedom" vs social responsibility

"emotions" vs "science"

"now" vs "future"

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By Arthur Putey
19th Jul 2021 11:23

Yes, all foreigners must wear masks, but not Brits and definitely not if you are a football fan!

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By gainsborough
19th Jul 2021 10:23

I will be continuing to wear my mask in most indoor situations out of courtesy to the staff who work there - especially whilst cases are increasing at a rapid rate and the threat of new variants is high. I'm lucky enough to have had my two jabs but many of the supermarket and pub staff are still likely to be only on their first.

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By Arthur Putey
19th Jul 2021 10:32

We should be used to masks now and stick with them in on public transport and places like supermarkets. People need to realise that mask wearers are protecting others rather than themselves. Or would they rather everyone coughed on each other. One huge benefit of covid is lower incidence of colds, and generally better hygiene.

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By Hugo Fair
19th Jul 2021 11:34

Can't understand what idiot decided to call it Freedom Day (given that Cummings was long gone from such naming decisions)!
Personally, and yes I'm being selfish here, it's the antithesis of freedom.
I was quite happy shuffling down near deserted streets with everyone wearing masks and keeping their distance (often walking in the road to maximise the 'safety zone') ... now a walk to the local high street involves evading those people (all without masks) who are either riding bikes and electric scooters on the pavement or simply shouting (and sneezing) without regard to anyone else.
And, although that may sound like a typical grumpy old man, this is in a London borough that *still* has only just over 50% adults with one jab and only 1 in 3 with both - despite pop-up 'get your jabs here/now' all over the place ... predominantly because the under-30 cohort just can't be bothered.
I can remember what it was like to be their age (I've an excellent memory!) so I understand their perspective ... but they've got to meet me halfway with getting vaccinated (preferably) but at a minimum by wearing masks in my vicinity!

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 13:05

As an introvert I loved every [***] having to keep distance from me. Aah well, it was good while it lasted

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 13:15

If I’d known that minor word was going to be bleeped out, I’d have used a much stronger word instead

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
19th Jul 2021 13:31

To me Freedom was not having some toad encroaching in my personal space. Social distancing suited me admirably.

Yours truly's only just been allowed to go shopping once again with Mrs I'mSorry, after blotting my copybook shooing people away to a two metre distance in LIDL a while ago. And for leaping back in exaggerated shock in the style of Basil Fawlty when I found some impatient creature scrabbling around at my feet trying to get at the bottom shelf - Basil sometimes does this when he discovers Manuel down there.

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By Matrix
19th Jul 2021 13:43

If I risked being seen in LIDL, I would definitely wear a mask ;)

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
19th Jul 2021 13:48

People are noticeably ill mannered there, but the cheeses are rather nice and the polonies authentic.

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By lionofludesch
19th Jul 2021 15:58

The porridge oats are good. I think it's because they're packed in paper rather than an oversized plastic bag.

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By spilly
19th Jul 2021 16:56

My nearest Lidl is close to a secondary school so three times a day it is rammed with teenagers desperate for a sugar hit. And not a mask in sight on any of them for about the last 4 months, let alone social distancing from the other people in the shop.

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 22:59

Talking of leaping back, I recall the first time venturing out supermarket shopping when the first lockdown happened (arguably we've never been locked down fully but that's a different topic) and if I heard somebody coughing nearby I turned around as quick as if someone had let off a .44 Magnum!

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By Wilson Philips
19th Jul 2021 15:19

Sign on shop door this morning - "Wearing a mask or not is your personal choice. Deciding on whether or not to serve you is mine."

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 15:35

From the very small sample pool when I have been out today, the majority are wearing masks as before. There's a small percentage which aren't, but fit the demographic I expected.

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By Hugo Fair
19th Jul 2021 15:42

Oi, Mr. judge mental. These tats are family heirlooms. You disrespectin' me dad and grandad?
[With apologies to Kenny Everett and the immortal Sid Snot].

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By AdamMurphy
19th Jul 2021 15:50

You forgot "En-ger-lund until I die"

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
20th Jul 2021 10:31

Heard from my first relative this morning, no doubt wanting to visit and sun themselves down south!

I'm seriously contemplating downloading the NHS app so that I can get pinged and self-isolate from this mayhem. Like Boris and Co.

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By sosleepy
20th Jul 2021 12:41

Living in a non-England tourist town, I've been shocked by the massive public health crisis which must be happening in England, judging by how many English tourists had health exemptions from wearing masks even when they were mandated.
To be fair they must suffer desperately with sore soles from all the foot-stamping while screeching "I don't want to wear them, I don't like them!!!"

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