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Thoughts on face masks...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Geren, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    When a third or more of your daily calories come from alcohol it tends to do bad things to you... An exaggeration maybe and not trying to be funny, just acknowledging that as you say there are perhaps differing health issues in different communities.
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  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    The only major fast-food outlet we have in town is a Subway sandwich shop. No Macdonalds, Burger King or KFC. The only takeaway in the town centre is Speedy Chef kebabby. Plenty of places you can bugger up your liver, heart and kidneys though.
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Almost the same here, although when alcohol prices went up, the bars emptied fast. Supermarkets filled the gap and drinking al fresco (out of CCTV range) became the norm.
    Our only true take-aways are fish and chip shops and an Indian place on a side street. During this time, hotels have offered a take-away service too, but when I think about it, it is for Indian food normally served in one hotel (and it is superb).
    As for alcohol consumption? Not overt, but I must confess my bottle of wine isn't lasting nearly as long as it used to (I reckon they've shrunk the bottle size).
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Actually not as bad as you might imagine. People plain can't afford it the way they used to.
  5. Jeff Farkas

    Jeff Farkas Well-Known Member

    Well,, not in this case. I would rather wear a mask and be safe than catch a virus from fools not wearing one. :rolleyes:
  6. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Wearing a mask gives you some protection but it does NOT make you safe. Don't fall into a false sense of security.

  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  8. Jeff Farkas

    Jeff Farkas Well-Known Member

    I would rather wear one and cut down my risks of catching and spreading the virus. Even the best mask has some small risks.
  9. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    On another site I frequent, there was a mini-rant about why have both social distancing and face masks - one or the other should do.

    I found the reply both appropriate and amusing:

    "If airbags work, why have seat belts? If seatbelts work, why have airbags? If both work, why have brakes?".
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  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It's unfortunate that some will mistake the humour for serious discussion. :confused:
  11. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Even more unfortunate that some will mistake the serious point for humour. :)
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  12. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    The reason why people are fat is due to fast food takeaways. Nothing at all to do with independent coffee shops...

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  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    No, it's due to the fact that cheap convenience food is full of calories, mainly sugars and fat.

    And, as it is cheap and convenient, people with not a lot of money or time buy it, and end up fat. As do their offspring.
  14. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    I think most, but very sadly not all, drivers would take it in the spirit intended.

    ... unless there dead, of course, because they had no brakes.
  15. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Fruit and vegetables from Greengrocers is cheap. Unfortunately for some it often involves a little work in preparation and cooking.
  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Have you finished polishing your halo yet?
  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Brillo pads work well... ;)
  18. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Greengrocers? When is the last time you went out?
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  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    But have you seen strawberries and apples? They are packed full of sugars and calories!
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  20. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I remember when my neighbour's mother died at the age of 60. Thin, but not skinny, didn't drink or smoke, ate healthily etc. Talking to his brother at her funeral he said "she probably died of boredom".
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