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post #1 of 58 Old 05-31-2020, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the "What in the wide wide world of what else can go wrong" thread. Remember, no politics. Just - crazy talk....

They opened the state yesterday but masks are mandatory even though - you can't make a person wear a mask, not to mention the fact that in this state it's actually illegal to wear a mask or anything that obstructs the view of your face in public... I still haven't found any toilet paper, our streets keep getting shut down for protest (a little bit more like riots in some instances) and I'm afraid to post anything on a certain social media site because people are cray-cray!

How's it going on your end of the world?

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Little less wacky over here I think. Mind you, I'm an hour from the city & bit insular... And some of the rules were a little silly anyway in some respects - hairdressers have always been allowed, but beauty salons weren't. Camping & fishing & horse riding wasn't allowed, going for a drive with your family wasn't allowed. Walking(so long as only with one other person outside your household was allowed, but police(without masks) accosted people and escorted them in close contact, off beaches... Bit concerned about the kids returning to school next week(some already have) & the pretty much finished restriction rules, that maybe we're being a bit premature... tho it means I can go horseriding with people again & go camping... when the weather warms up. Hardly any mask wearers in this neck of the woods.
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post #3 of 58 Old 05-31-2020, 11:36 PM
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What's going on at my end of the world are lots and lots of bored people who are making a game out of making our jobs at the vet hospital harder!

We haven't been allowing clients inside the vet hospital, staff only. It's been this way since early March. Our county is supposed to be moved from red to yellow in the next couple weeks, and people keep saying "Finally, we're allowed back in the hospital!" No. They don't ask, they state. We're still following this protocol until we're in green, or until our vets feel it is safe. Right now it is still not safe. And people get spitting mad at us for telling them that. Half the people don't wear masks and try to walk into the building despite us telling them when they schedule their appointment, telling them when we confirm their appointment, and GIANT signs on the doors that they need to stay in their cars and wear their masks when we approach them.

To make it even more crazy - we have a horrible client who is letting this all go to her head. She has appointments with us at least once a week, but she always finds something incredibly insignificant to throw a fit about. Most recent one was that we didn't quarter her pills for her. We are technically not usually allowed to divide pills for clients (don't ask me, it's just the law). We told her that. We told her we have more emergency pets in the building than we have staff right now, so we are all under a lot of pressure. We told her we are so sorry, we will go inside and quarter her pills for her and be back out in five minutes. Her response? "I can't believe this disservice! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! I will not wait for five minutes! You are all incredibly disrespectful and rude to expect that I will tolerate this horrible treatment!"

Boss sent her a "kindly worded" email stating that her behavior has grown increasingly inappropriate and disrespectful, and that if she cannot change her attitude to respect our overworked employees in our understaffed hospital during a pandemic, that she can take her business elsewhere. On top of that, she must pay full price from now on. (My co-worker has been giving this lady massive 75%+ discounts because she throws fits otherwise.) This is not nearly the first time this lady has thrown a tantrum at our hospital, but she's getting worse during the pandemic because she has nothing better to do. Utter nonsense.
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post #4 of 58 Old 05-31-2020, 11:58 PM
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@Aprilswissmiss . Holy Crow that woman really thinks highly of herself!

I could not “like” your post:(. I can’t imagine the stress this sort of client must put on all of you. These kind of people need slapped in the face - literally.

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Similar to @loosie we are pretty far removed from all the hubub. The worst thing on our road is when one neighbor fires off enough ammunition, in an afternoon, that we could get both of the big trucks painted.

Nashville is not doing well. The protest went without a hitch but afterward there was a riot. The media did not use the word “riot” but anytime multiple buildings and police cars are damaged, and fire is involved—— that’s a riot.

Add that to all the tornado damage a few months back, and the Covid19 they are trying to recover from, I don’t know where the money is going to come from to make all of this better again. The Magic Rabbit can only be pulled out of the hat so many times———-

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Thankfully I live in the middle of nowhere, so I haven't been near the riots. But they destroyed a small area near Cincinnati this weekend. It was an area that was trying to pull itself out of the "bad area" stigma, and had been doing a great job of it too. I feel horrible for all these businesses that were already hurting from the COVID stuff that will now most likely not be able to reopen due to the riots. These business owners did nothing to deserve this.

I'm glad I'm able to return to work, wearing masks. I hate it, but I deal with it. Least I get to work and I'm no longer homeschooling!

And the social media platform I think Farmpony is hinting toward is definitely completely out of hand right now :/
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post #6 of 58 Old 06-01-2020, 01:45 PM
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We are a city of water and bridges, that cross rivers and canals. It makes for HORRIBLE traffic, if any one of them gets closed.



Well, a very important one that connects one whole side of the city to the 'mainland' has been discovered to have very troubling cracks in the concrete, suggesting it may collapse (this is a very high concrete bridge). Any old earthquake might hasten that, too, and Seattle is like right on top of a fault zone.


So the newspaper lists that there are like 5 other bridges that are ALL in even worse shape. But they are being kept open. H m m . . .
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post #7 of 58 Old 06-01-2020, 04:54 PM
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Here in Serbia the craziest thing is that we have been open for a month now and...nothing.

New cases are hovering between 10 and 100, but no exponential growth. Very few people are still wearing masks. People have been living their lives as if nothing happened. There is even a joke doing the rounds - “No wander this virus didn’t last long, it’s made in China”...

The only thing that’s been reduced is the kissing and hugging as a form of greeting. I have no idea why we had exponential growth in the first few weeks of lockdown but nothing is happening now. We are doing extensive testing and contact tracing... but I still cannot believe that we are that amazing at it. Btw, they are currently finding that two thirds are asymptomatic.
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post #8 of 58 Old 06-01-2020, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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They just lifted our stay at home order and now.... We have a curfew because of the rioting. Sigh....
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They just lifted our stay at home order and now.... We have a curfew because of the rioting. Sigh....
Croatia had stay at home orders due to the virus and leave your home orders due to a major earthquake at the same time. Then they had a severe wind warning so they had another set of stay at home orders issued on top of the first two. All of that in one morning. They were completely and thoroughly confused.

There was a tweet going around: “We are respectfully asking the riders of the apocalypse to ride single file. We cannot catch our breath running up and down the stairs when all four are riding abreast” (loose translation)
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post #10 of 58 Old 06-01-2020, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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husband got called into work. I guess I will see him tomorrow... They sent him to DC.

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