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Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:24:58 2020

I went to pickup takeaway yesterday at Sweetgreen and due to the pandemic they only take app orders. There is no more ordering inside at the counter. Then you're supposed to arrive precisely when they tell you to pickup your order.

So I arrive right at 6 pm. There are signs all over the door stating that only one person can enter at a time. I walk in and they have a table barricade so that a max of 3 people could possibly fit. 30 seconds later an uber eats driver parks in the red zone and then walks through the door and stands right next to me. Hello?!? Unbelievable!

Finally, when did we stop saying "takeout" and "to go" and start saying takeaway? The whole world is upside down.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by AlM on Wed Mar 25 19:31:55 2020, in response to Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:24:58 2020.

Bizarre.

In general, anyone I have come across inside a store keeps their distance. Though in the grocery store a few people stand in the middle of the aisle thinking, making it impossible to quickly pass by.

And when walking down the street, almost every oncoming person swerves to the right so we have the maximum separation as we meet.



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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:42:34 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by AlM on Wed Mar 25 19:31:55 2020.

I should have said something but I generally avoid such confrontations.

I was in Whole Foods two days ago and we had to wait outside to enter. They have the pavement marked at 6 foot intervals for social spacing. The people on either side of me were goood but there were a few idiots.

Inside the store though, I'm walking down the supplements aisle and a young woman is standing to one side looking for whatever she's looking for. He boyfriend is on the far opposite side of the aisle so I go to walk between them. Right as I approach he steps directly in my path and stands in the middle of the aisle. I walked around, but I definitely noticed.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Wed Mar 25 19:55:47 2020, in response to Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:24:58 2020.

Finally, when did we stop saying "takeout" and "to go" and start saying takeaway?

That's the British term. There's a few British-isms slowly entering US lexicon, which I appreciate.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:59:52 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Wed Mar 25 19:55:47 2020.

Yep. I snuck another English word in this thread but most won't notice.

Still surprised to see "takeaway" here in LA so far from people that speak English.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed Mar 25 20:29:30 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Wed Mar 25 19:55:47 2020.

I donít like it. We have our own language.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Olog-hai on Wed Mar 25 21:34:54 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Wed Mar 25 19:55:47 2020.

You do? You want fries to become "chips" and potato chips to become "crisps"? How about candy becoming "sweets" . . . ?

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 22:00:34 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Olog-hai on Wed Mar 25 21:34:54 2020.

My father said "sweets" instead of candy, so maybe some words are, or at least were, regional.


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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Mar 25 22:09:01 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Olog-hai on Wed Mar 25 21:34:54 2020.

Many words are regional, even here, so who cares.

Heros, grinders, subs, hoagies.
Soda, pops, coke, etc.

I guess I'll just go on holiday



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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Thu Mar 26 02:14:54 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by gp38/r42 chris on Wed Mar 25 22:09:01 2020.

The difference between heros and hoagies is 90 minutes on the NEC between NYC and Philly...

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 03:35:36 2020, in response to Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:24:58 2020.

no it ain't. more like, the rich overlords finally came up with a way to subdue the masses. they've stupified us with tasty new bread and shiny new circuses, they've pussyfied a large percentage of the male population, they've defeminized a large percentage of the female population, they've made being stupid seem like being clever.

fuck this virus scare!! it's all bullshit. that elected officials have shut down our country is beyond belief. a hundred years ago there would have been mobs besieging every state capital building with ropes, pitchforks, dynamite, torches, tar and feathers and rails.

cuomo is absolutely an enemy of the people.


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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Mar 26 06:24:49 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by JayZeeBMT on Thu Mar 26 02:14:54 2020.

The difference between heros and hoagies is 90 minutes on the NEC between NYC and Philly...

Would "subs' be less than 90 minutes ? :)

Bill Newkirk


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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Mar 26 08:36:49 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 03:35:36 2020.

Go get infected. Youíll do the world a favor.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Thu Mar 26 08:52:38 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 03:35:36 2020.

fuck this virus scare!! it's all bullshit

You can believe "it's all bullshit" if you want to.

The rest of us will protect ourselves by staying the fuck away from people like you.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 09:05:35 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 03:35:36 2020.

...lol. see how i made those two retards pop up like wack-a-moles?

that's right, bitches. jump up when i command you to via my subtle remote mesmerism techniques. dance, zombies!

too funny. and no, retards, i didn't read your swill.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Thu Mar 26 09:20:20 2020, in response to Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:24:58 2020.

In America we're concerned with SLOWING the spread (like my state just said, "slow"), not STOPPING the spread.

I'm still hearing whistleblowers in the news talking about no precautions, no social distancing, people dropping like flies.

Making it harder to go to Wendy's isn't a plan.
#whatshutdown?

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by bingbong on Thu Mar 26 09:26:21 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 03:35:36 2020.

GCAD!

(Get covid and die for the uninitiated)

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 09:53:25 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by bingbong on Thu Mar 26 09:26:21 2020.

so, you wanna take it to that level, you silly repugnant cow?

fine.

i will outlive you by a thousand years. i will indeed piss on your grave.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by bingbong on Thu Mar 26 10:33:21 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 09:53:25 2020.

Feeling extra hate today, Td?

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by AlM on Thu Mar 26 11:17:11 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Mar 26 08:36:49 2020.

Nah. He'll take up an ICU bed better suited for someone who tried to avoid infection as best they could but didn't succeed.


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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Thu Mar 26 11:40:35 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by AlM on Thu Mar 26 11:17:11 2020.

Yup.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Chicagomotorman on Thu Mar 26 12:28:15 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 03:35:36 2020.

We have Salaam who uses all caps, and this guy who doesn't use any.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Chicagomotorman on Thu Mar 26 12:33:50 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Mar 26 08:36:49 2020.

Not very nice.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Chicagomotorman on Thu Mar 26 12:35:24 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by bingbong on Thu Mar 26 09:26:21 2020.

Not very nice.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Chicagomotorman on Thu Mar 26 12:35:50 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 09:53:25 2020.

That also wasn't very nice.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Mar 26 13:03:48 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Chicagomotorman on Thu Mar 26 12:33:50 2020.

No, but a justifiable response to a worthless shithead.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette Part II

Posted by Easy on Sat Mar 28 17:41:45 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by AlM on Wed Mar 25 19:31:55 2020.

Went to the vet to pickup some medicine. About 7 blocks each way.

Were people walking around? Yes
Was it normal levels? No. Maybe 1/4
Did they observe social distancing on the sidewalk? Not at all. Plenty walked right down the middle of the sidewalk.

A donut shop was open and we kept plenty of distance to the people in front of us. Maybe 3 meters since it was pretty empty. Somebody came in and stood right behind us while we were ordering. Unbelievable.

On the way home CVS was busy. We had to wait for people to leave before security let us in. Hard to keep social distancing inside with the small aisles but shoppers could have done much better. They have plastic barriers hanging from the ceiling to protect cashiers and pharmacy workers.

All in all LA residents that are out do not appear to be as concerned as NYers. Many are wearing masks though.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette Part II

Posted by AlM on Sat Mar 28 17:58:46 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette Part II, posted by Easy on Sat Mar 28 17:41:45 2020.

By now I've seen a few New Yorkers who really don't have a good concept of how far 6 feet is. But most are pretty good about it.

And the sidewalks here are VERY empty.

On a typical 750 foot crosstown block, I may meet 2 people where we can pass each other with 6 feet of width, and one person where I might cross the street or go out into the street because the sidewalk happens to be too narrow just there.



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Re: Coronavirus etiquette Part II

Posted by Easy on Sat Mar 28 18:16:32 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette Part II, posted by AlM on Sat Mar 28 17:58:46 2020.

I've seen videos and NYers are much more aware on average. Likely because the situation there is much worse than here.

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Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 15:15:10 2020, in response to Coronavirus etiquette, posted by Easy on Wed Mar 25 19:24:58 2020.

Just went outside and saw uber or limo drivers sharing a lunch on a tailgate. People here just don't get it. Oh well. Hopefully we won't pay for it.

Shared an elevator on the way down with one other person. So far my rule of thumb is that if more than two others get on, I get off. But even with just one person we're only 3-4 feet apart and in an enclosed space. What is the proper etiquette?

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 15:17:51 2020, in response to Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 15:15:10 2020.

What is the proper etiquette?

Don't breathe?



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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Mar 30 15:54:06 2020, in response to Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 15:15:10 2020.

They should reprogram elevators to not make intermediate stops.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Mar 30 16:32:10 2020, in response to Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 15:15:10 2020.

Are you on real lockdown or wannabe "guidelines"?

I saw a facebook posting about people going to lowes in large groups. Whole families. No one spacing. No nothing still.

I think Trump and the CDC has become co-governors of New York, because they're not giving us the timeline that makes sense for all of unprepared America.

I also think supermarkets need to either close to the public and do dropoff and delivery people only, or actulaly have guards at the door for maximum occupancy.

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Re: Coronavirus etiquette

Posted by Train Dude on Mon Mar 30 16:36:48 2020, in response to Re: Coronavirus etiquette, posted by ntrainride on Thu Mar 26 09:53:25 2020.

LOL Go for it

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Kevin from Midwood on Mon Mar 30 16:37:13 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Mar 30 16:32:10 2020.



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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 16:38:34 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Kevin from Midwood on Mon Mar 30 16:37:13 2020.

Unbelievable.


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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Mar 30 17:29:12 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Kevin from Midwood on Mon Mar 30 16:37:13 2020.

Thanks for that.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 18:34:52 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Mar 30 15:54:06 2020.

That's a great idea! We have those new elevators that you push what floor you want outside and there aren't any floor buttons inside. It should be easy for them to do.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 18:38:01 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Mar 30 16:32:10 2020.

We are on wannabe guidelines. Certainly not lockdown. We have an older doh and we take her out three times per day so we probably go out four times per day max. Mostly for 5-10 minutes at a time, but we also go to the grocery, drugstore and takeaway.

Our grocery stores and drug stores do have security guards and they are limiting the number of people inside. We have to line up on the sidewalk.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 18:46:46 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Kevin from Midwood on Mon Mar 30 16:37:13 2020.

Haha!

Obviously I have been giving NYers too much credit. 😂

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Mon Mar 30 18:47:34 2020, in response to Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 15:15:10 2020.

Staira



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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Mon Mar 30 18:47:47 2020, in response to Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 15:15:10 2020.

Stairs



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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Mon Mar 30 18:49:09 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Kevin from Midwood on Mon Mar 30 16:37:13 2020.

When was this?

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 18:52:53 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Jeff Rosen on Mon Mar 30 18:47:47 2020.

Not feasible.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 18:55:42 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Jeff Rosen on Mon Mar 30 18:49:09 2020.

It arrived today, right?

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 19:05:34 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Jeff Rosen on Mon Mar 30 18:47:47 2020.

IAWTP.

Though there is the guy who supposedly caught covid-19 from a stairwell.



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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 19:27:26 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 19:05:34 2020.

I'm going to try the stairwell for exercise, but I'm too high up to use them much outside of that.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 19:33:18 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 19:27:26 2020.

If you're in good health and under 60 you should be able to keep up a pace of 1 flight every 30 seconds, going up the stairs. Just don't try to rush or you'll get wiped out.

And downstairs goes way faster.



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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 19:39:28 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 19:33:18 2020.

I think that I'm in excellent health, but I have to work my way up to 20+ minutes of continuous stair climbing. My dog is too old for sure.

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Re: Elevator etiquette

Posted by AlM on Mon Mar 30 19:51:10 2020, in response to Re: Elevator etiquette, posted by Easy on Mon Mar 30 19:39:28 2020.

OK, you certainly can't torture your dog.



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