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Where you live, how they handling dine-in and masks?

Here, from the entrance until you get to your table, you have to wear a stupid mask. Then once you are at the table, taking it off is okay.

What the hell is even the point exactly?
EuphoricTurtle · 36-40, M
It's the same where I live.
The point is you don't walk past people's tables where they are sitting without a mask. It creates a minimal buffer zone.
Sweetpoison · 36-40, FVIP
Well at least you can eat in a restaurant... here only take -away... and next week only terrace 😐
[@1056635,Sweetpoison] ohhh. Where do you live.
Sweetpoison · 36-40, FVIP
[@806229,Thecarpenter] where restaurants and bars are dying.
[@1056635,Sweetpoison] that's happening in india mostly. Didn't know about other places. 😐 But sorry.
To protect other diners as you pass to your table.

I am sure it is not a long walk to a table anywhere, why is it such a hardship to wear a mask for those few moments?
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Pretence is the point.
Pretending it makes a difference.
If you believe the pretence, you can go to the cafe/Diner/bar/restaurant/pub etc.

Of course if you’re not convinced it’s particularly wise (at least until everybody has been vaccinated !) you watch these people do this stuff and hate them for believing it !

Because god forbid someone goes to the restaurant at lunch, picks up covid there and takes it back to the office !

Just another way your government cares nothing for you but does those business tax Dollars !
I think the idea is that the TABLES are located to be compliant with "social distancing", but the PATHS/ROUTES *to* them are probably NOT.

So this is an attempt to help navigate that.

(And when you get to your table, you are supposed to be with other persons who are either fully
vaccinated or of the same household, right?)

Don't ask if they've upgraded their air-handling units to increase ventilation... 😉
Leggs · 46-50, F
[@733785,SomeMichGuy] [quote]Don't ask if they've upgraded their air-handling units to increase ventilation.[/quote]

Not likely cause that would cost money.

I think whether people will admit it or not, they are realizing that they have been getting played since this covid fiasco started.

It would have been one thing if it was just "wash hands more often" or whatever but the media and world went way over board with everything.

A year ago you could not find cleaners nor hand sanitizer nor masks, but now stores cannot even get rid of them. Shelves chock full of it, people are like, "Oh BS"

That's partly due to how science works for a previously-unknown threat.

The initial guidelines were conservative to try to hit on major potential modes of transmission (incl. via surfaces, which was also studied, etc.).

Note that the use of those measures was part of how we had a better flu season (no surprise there).
Everything is closed here. I want to get drunk but nothing available. Previously it was like this.

Leggs · 46-50, F
[@1158409,littlepuppywantanewlife] Man if I seen something that weird, I would take mine to go.
it’s never been about personal freedoms...
... big picture, it’s been about a decent thing to do for everyone else.

they are announcing some mask requirement
changes today.
Leggs · 46-50, F
[@8041,alkynesoftrouble] I wonder what THAT will be about? I mean damn, you already have to wear them to public places. What next? will they expect people outside who are completely alone to wear one?

It is just a god damn micromanaging control thing at this point, it ain't got nothing to do with being decent to others. If anyone cared for anyone else, people would not drive their cars and trucks like @ssholes where the threat to someone's life is much more real than some virus.

Plus with these constant "spikes" in cases, apparently masks are not helping either way.
[@1073121,Leggs] oh ok
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@1073121,Leggs] So what do you think of Ryan Hurst & Would You Do Him
Leggs · 46-50, F
[@105699,JohnnyO] Pretty hot that old gent! Hell yeah I would do him!
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@1073121,Leggs] Nice
Sidewinder · 31-35, M
[@105699,JohnnyO] I'll admit, he's a great actor, but I would never do him.
AussieShenanigans · 36-40, M
Masks are only needed by people that live in a 3rd world countries that never or didn't control the country's population with strict health control
Magenta · F
A few require it, many don't. It's pretty lax. There isn't much obsessive panic going on here. ;-)
Leggs · 46-50, F
[@1173,Magenta] Not here either. There WAS about this time last year though.

It has kind of toned down to "Let's just do the minimum to create the illusion of going through the motions".

I think the whole panic mode just got to be too much of a hassle.
Magenta · F
[@1073121,Leggs] Ah nice. People are more independent here and not blind followers, or micro managers of others. Even in places (grocery store) where most wear masks, the managers don't "enforce" it.
malizz · 70-79, M
In UK it's more about keeping the masses from drinking alcohol.
devonman · 61-69, M
They buy it cheaper at supermarkets and drink more .[@318468,malizz]
malizz · 70-79, M
[@11492,devonman] The supermarket then posts ads saying support your local pub!
chockaholic2020 · 56-60, M
Where I live the only place masks are compulsory is the airport where I work.
everyoneknows · 31-35, T
its ridiculous but theres a lot of ridiculous protocol regarding these masks
devonman · 61-69, M
There is no point, it is nonsense. When they change that rule, I will return to pubs.
TheLastWord · 22-25, M
Yeah, the mask is all just propaganda.
TheSunisout · 56-60, M
Just a take away service here only👍
jackj · 56-60, M
Back then I didn’t go.
That's how it is here.

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