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2 minutes ago, DCJonah said:

She went at 7.30 and said cars were parking away from each other as much as possible. Every nhs worker was given a bouquet of flowers after showing their pass on entry. 

Same here. Her community nurse colleagues got the blooms too.

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Just now, Xann said:

Same here. Her community nurse colleagues got the blooms too.

Not wanting to come across as cynical for the sake of it but no doubt the supermarkets have a major excess of flowers following yesterday not going ahead as planned.....just saying.

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13 minutes ago, DCJonah said:

Very different experience to my wife at sainsbury this morning. 

She went at 7.30 and said cars were parking away from each other as much as possible. Every nhs worker was given a bouquet of flowers after showing their pass on entry. 

My wife said it was fairly busy but you could tell everyone was NHS. It was very subdued and people being sensible and keeping their distance. 

Hopefully more like this and less like the one you had to go to.

Genuinely pleased to hear that.  I was pretty crestfallen after it yesterday.  

Both my wife and I said we'd try Sainsbury's, but I popped to my local Co-Op in the afternoon and they'd just had a delivery and I got most of what I needed :) 

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12 minutes ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Not wanting to come across as cynical for the sake of it but no doubt the supermarkets have a major excess of flowers following yesterday not going ahead as planned.....just saying.

Yeah, I was in Asda Tamworth yesterday and they were literally handing free flowers to everyone who was leaving the shop. The man pretty much chucked them at me.

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14 minutes ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Not wanting to come across as cynical for the sake of it but no doubt the supermarkets have a major excess of flowers following yesterday not going ahead as planned.....just saying.

Of course. Still a nice touch. 

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15 minutes ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Not wanting to come across as cynical for the sake of it but no doubt the supermarkets have a major excess of flowers following yesterday not going ahead as planned.....just saying.

Of course. It’s not cynical but a nice thought. Bin a bunch of stuff we can’t use or bring a bit of brightness to the lives of people who are all having a hard time? Costs them nothing but it’s still a kindness. 

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47 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

Well it's still an inappropriate word, if the way the Spanish use it is the same as English. But it kind of illustrates what I was saying about the moral pressures on doctors in these situations. I said that they've always had to do it - I didn't say they don't find it upsetting, of course they do. We'll probably see a PTSD epidemic somewhere down the line. 

I agree with you. But she wasn’t being a silly cow 🙂

Genocide is far too strong a word (means same thing in Spanish). But certainly some of the government’s decisions may amount to something closer to manslaughter.

The doctors themselves, I agree, you worry greatly about their mental health.

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Agreed. It's not even like it's selfish. It costs them more in time to hand them out individually than to bin the lot. It's good PR of course, but sod it. A nice thing is a nice thing, no matter why it was done.

It's the same for places offering NHS workers free food drinks. It's all about the PR, but who cares. The government doesn't bother looking after its healthcare workers, and most patients are a **** nightmare. I'm sure they'll take the kindness where they can get it.

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1 hour ago, StefanAVFC said:

Pound and Euro are nearly level.

Mad.

Left the EU but joined the single currency

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8 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

Agreed. It's not even like it's selfish. It costs them more in time to hand them out individually than to bin the lot. It's good PR of course, but sod it. A nice thing is a nice thing, no matter why it was done.

It's the same for places offering NHS workers free food drinks. It's all about the PR, but who cares. The government doesn't bother looking after its healthcare workers, and most patients are a **** nightmare. I'm sure they'll take the kindness where they can get it.

My wife knew it was pr and the reasons behind it. But it still put a smile on her face and they're sitting in a vase brightening up the living room. 

It's a nice touch. 

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6 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

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The difference between Saturday and Sunday here in the People's Republic was profound.

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Sunday. Usually heaving. Bars shut, seating removed. Groceries and takeaway only.

I'm spending my money here rather than the supermarkets.

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I went for a lovely roof-down drive around the peak district yesterday, and got out and had a nice walk around in the middle of nowhere. Didn't see anyone other than overtaking them on the way there.

Someone called me irresponsible. :D

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33 minutes ago, KentVillan said:

I agree with you. But she wasn’t being a silly cow 🙂

Genocide is far too strong a word (means same thing in Spanish). But certainly some of the government’s decisions may amount to something closer to manslaughter.

The doctors themselves, I agree, you worry greatly about their mental health.

I misunderstood the original post - I thought the woman commentating was accusing the doctors of genocide because of their triage decisions. If it was a doctor accusing the government of it (admittedly by negligence and poor planning, rather than malicious intent), that's far more understandable. 

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A lot of new stories are now pushing for a lockdown to be brought in as early as tomorrow. I think it’s the only way we can bring this thing to an early close, along with shutting off our borders.

Two week lockdown as Italy did, the deaths there are now starting to decrease.

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1 hour ago, villan-scott said:

I work for a specialist mortgage lender. I won’t name them. 

We have now set up all phones to divert to staff at home. We’ve implemented a whole new phone system just to do this. If someone calls the office, whether it’s a new sales enquiry, customer service anything, they’re diverted to staff working from home. 

We employ about 1500 people, and the office is being manned by 10 people now doing the things that couldn’t be done from home. 

I imagine all lenders and large offices will adopt a similar process, or already have. 

Volumes of calls are ridiculous due to the mortgage holiday stuff. 

I work for a big manufacture mostly from home myself. But getting many messages from colleagues who work in car dealerships around the country saying what the f*** are we still doing open. Customers walking in like it's a bank holiday and still very busy. It cannot be helping the spread all the dealerships around the country.

 

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Apparently Trump will be putting the economy before human life if his retweets in the last hour are anything to go by as he wants to get the country back to work in 15 days as that is more important than anything else.

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1 minute ago, markavfc40 said:

Apparently Trump will be putting the economy before human life if his retweets in the last hour are anything to go by as he wants to get the country back to work in 15 days as that is more important than anything else.

That certainly won't be happening in just 15 days' time, but as you say, it certainly gives an insight into his dessicated priorities.

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