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    Ventured out to Walmart and got a flat tire in the process. Was right nest to a tire place so I took it there. Not happy as they said it needed replaced when it needed a plug they are not allowed to put in. In any case. I wasn't going to mess around with it in our current situation and left them do it.

    Walmart was almost normal. Most items were in stock with the exceptions of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and isopropyl alcohol. Meat was there, just a little less than normal. Frozen foods fully stocked, vegetables good, canned goods good although I nearly cleaned them out of the little canned ham. I love that stuff and I saw we were out last night when I went to get a can. I got 8, they had 9. That's kind of a normal purchase for me. Got a birthday cake for the wife and a small gift, a movie she likes. The rest will have to wait.

    Traffic light, Walmart seemed about normal but the checkouts had more than usual, might be because I use self checkout and those that usually use live checkouts were using self also. I didn't think to look.

    Our county had no increase in number of cases since yesterday which seems odd. Pennsylvania as a whole is increasing and an additional county was added to the stay home order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    I love that stuff and I saw we were out last night when I went to get a can. I got 8, they had 9. That's kind of a normal purchase for me. Got a birthday cake for the wife and a small gift, a movie she likes. The rest will have to wait.
    About the same as here no TP no soup & happy birthday to the better half.
    My brother in law said he is stocked up with Spam to which I quickly replied that I would boil and eat my belt and shoes before I would eat Spam.

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    Just been informed that the criteria for the factories allowed to stay open have been changed again. Now, we apparently again have to close down. Third change in four days. Saturday close, Sunday open, Wednesday close...
    Suppliers to the food and pharma industry.
    I guess that a drunk Charlie Chaplin would be more serious as a MP.
    When idiots rule, normal people feel their hands itch...
    Again...clear, understandable and unmistakable information. The pros from Dover...
    Let’s see tomorrow what happens.
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    I love spam. We have 5 cans of it. My kids like it too but my wife won't eat it. I was putting stuff away and spotted it. I'm having spam sandwiches for lunch tomorrow. fry it up, put it in toast with a slice of cheese. mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Chatted with a friend from NY today. She isn't a Cuomo fan but thinks he's doing a good job at the moment. I think she isn't getting the same information I am getting being out of state. She also lives in a rural area far from the capital and NYC.

    County cases went up by 2 today to 12.

    All I know at the moment is I'm eating too much, not getting enough sleep or exercise. My wife has recovered from her overnight illness, feeling normal now. Possibly something she ate which is funny, she refuses to eat the expired food and I ate a can of oranges that expired 5 years ago last night. Found that to be the biggest weakness of our food supply, she hasn't been rotating it the way I told her too. Had to dispose of a lot of the boxed items. Found little debbies that were 3 years out of date. They were hard and crumbly. Did not try eating one. I'm not worried about canned stuff so long as the can isn't leaking and it looks and smells fine when I open it.

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    Correct : look, smell, taste. Most times food will still be good.
    Actually some foodstuff is better close to the expiry date than fresh. That is due to the short shelf-life, which forces the producers to put certain things in the market before they are completely ripe. Soft cheese is a very good example. Certosa, stracchino... The quality manager of one of Italyicon’s main dairy factories told me that. He suggested to eat their products in the last week before expiry or even after that. Just following the above rule: look, smell and, if everything is still ok, taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovidio View Post
    Just been informed that the criteria for the factories allowed to stay open have been changed again. Now, we apparently again have to close down. Third change in four days. Saturday close, Sunday open, Wednesday close...
    Suppliers to the food and pharma industry.
    I guess that a drunk Charlie Chaplin would be more serious as a MP.
    When idiots rule, normal people feel their hands itch...
    Again...clear, understandable and unmistakable information. The pros from Dover...
    Let’s see tomorrow what happens.
    If you wan't a lesson in confusion and ambiguity you could have tried the UKicon early this week.

    The UK Prime Minister gives a speech, Monday evening, and tells the nation to "stay at home" except in certain circumstances. He went on to tell us that we should work from home, if possible, and only travel to work if absolutely necessary to do our work/job. Some of the press in the UK interpreted these comments as meaning that people should stay at home unless they were employed in doing "essential work" such as working in health care, for example, and that is what some of the press reported. Come Tuesday morning a significant number of the UK workforce who couldn't work from home didn't know if they were supposed to go into work or stay at home.



    I based my decision to go into work Tuesday morning on what our Prime Minister actually said and not what some of the media reported.

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    Well back from my sojurn in Perth what a place very different businesses are hurting the Govt (State or Federal) is looking at businesses being able to hybernate for 7 months no bills, rent or taxes to pay we will see.
    So sorry to hear about those 2 nurses this stuff needs to be out there so others can see the real tradgedy of this totally and wholey, nursing staff care for humanity and the things they have seen of late must have traumatised them to the soul so sad that is to hear I hope they find the peace from the terrible scenes witnessed where they worked.
    We have 4 cruise ships here off our coast by a few kilometers up near fremantle harbour our premier does not want them here and has activated the Police and a naval patrol boat to ensure no one tries to swim to shore.

    Alcohol has been restricted and guess what happened when it was out that it was going to occur oh yes the herd stampeded and stripped bottle shops bare, the police commissioner said what people are buying up equated to 100 standard drinks a day f*cktards again.
    I got plenty of ammo on hand and more to load to bolster supplies but honestly it has to end somewhere allot of younger people are treating the social distance as a joke my wife who manages a centerlink office had to get angry at a couple kissing and cuddling when on the door there is a message forbiding it once in the foyer or building and my wife is not to be trifled with when angry compliance was achieved but the guy was a real smart arse.
    I have asked my wife to be careful when leaving work she can ring the police and be escorted to her car if she wishes but refuses. We lost another here in W.A in hospital at Joondalup people should be very afraid this virus has the capacity to decimate a good deal of this rocks inhabitants so as has been said do the distancing thing and practice good hand hygiene.

    Seems there is a new rare animal thats not been seen before the museum folk have named Shitarseous Toileteus Paperus its rare and hard to find but occaisionaly found in a supermarket for a few seconds...............................!
    On that note people down here have found Viva paper towels block sewerage pipes how f*cken stupid are some people its made to soak up liquids, use a tissue if you are out of those grab a bunch of gum leaves or drag you ar*se around the lawn a few times then have a shower disinfect it afterwards Geez thick prawns....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Well back from my sojurn in Perth what a place very different businesses are hurting the Govt (State or Federal) is looking at businesses being able to hybernate for 7 months no bills, rent or taxes to pay we will see.
    So sorry to hear about those 2 nurses this stuff needs to be out there so others can see the real tradgedy of this totally and wholey, nursing staff care for humanity and the things they have seen of late must have traumatised them to the soul so sad that is to hear I hope they find the peace from the terrible scenes witnessed where they worked.
    We have 4 cruise ships here off our coast by a few kilometers up near fremantle harbour our premier does not want them here and has activated the Police and a naval patrol boat to ensure no one tries to swim to shore.

    Alcohol has been restricted and guess what happened when it was out that it was going to occur oh yes the herd stampeded and stripped bottle shops bare, the police commissioner said what people are buying up equated to 100 standard drinks a day f*cktards again.
    I got plenty of ammo on hand and more to load to bolster supplies but honestly it has to end somewhere allot of younger people are treating the social distance as a joke my wife who manages a centerlink office had to get angry at a couple kissing and cuddling when on the door there is a message forbiding it once in the foyer or building and my wife is not to be trifled with when angry compliance was achieved but the guy was a real smart arse.
    I have asked my wife to be careful when leaving work she can ring the police and be escorted to her car if she wishes but refuses. We lost another here in W.A in hospital at Joondalup people should be very afraid this virus has the capacity to decimate a good deal of this rocks inhabitants so as has been said do the distancing thing and practice good hand hygiene.

    Seems there is a new rare animal thats not been seen before the museum folk have named Shitarseous Toileteus Paperus its rare and hard to find but occaisionaly found in a supermarket for a few seconds...............................!
    On that note people down here have found Viva paper towels block sewerage pipes how f*cken stupid are some people its made to soak up liquids, use a tissue if you are out of those grab a bunch of gum leaves or drag you ar*se around the lawn a few times then have a shower disinfect it afterwards Geez thick prawns....
    Well put Ron, we've had the same sort of issues here, they say that the hording is starting to taper off in the UKicon, as it seems to be slowly dawning on the fuc*wits that the world isn't ending just yet!

    The UK has been slow in getting into gear, but a wartime mentality is getting going, with Dyson (5 miles from me) setting up to make 10,000 ventilators.

    They have a high end manufacturing, design and development factory here, so perfectly positioned to turn to 'war production' .

    There's an echo of Triang Toys and Lines Brothers Sten Mk3 about this..

    Amazing what can be done, when it has to be.

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    So, a lot of customers (multinationals all of us know) have sent us letters of recommendations because our production is strategic for the safety and quality of the food produced by them and helped us get a special permission for keeping up the work.
    We're back in the saddle...until the government does not invent some new Bravo Sierra...
    I'm very happy, anyway!
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Seems there is a new rare animal thats not been seen before the museum folk have named Shitarseous Toileteus Paperus its rare and hard to find but occaisionaly found in a supermarket for a few seconds...............................!
    On that note people down here have found Viva paper towels block sewerage pipes how f*cken stupid are some people its made to soak up liquids, use a tissue if you are out of those grab a bunch of gum leaves or drag you ar*se around the lawn a few times then have a shower disinfect it afterwards Geez thick prawns....
    A friend of my family who has visited/traveled in parts of North Africa once told me that it is "custom" in certain parts of North Africa for the locals to have a hosepipe hanging up in the "bathroom" instead of toilet paper as this is the preference. He went onto tell me that he had tried "the hose pipe method", strictly for research purposes, and that he could report that it gave one a "nice refreshing sensation".

    If and when stores do experience supply problems with toilet rolls in the coming weeks and months ahead, retailers may like to stack short lengths of garden hose on the vacant shelves, normally occupied by toilet paper.

    One would hope that by making this constructive suggestion here, it will not initiate a sudden rush, by consumers, to procure garden hose and create a global shortage that manufacturers can not keep pace with.

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