Anyone know what time of day new delivery slots become available?
Every time I look all available slots for about the next two weeks are
fully booked. I’m guessing I just need to get in sharpish when another
day’s slots become available.
I’ve had a bit of a search online but can’t find an answer to this
No help, I know, but I cannot get deliverys lots from any of the
supermarkets, I guess we will either have to go out or starve to death,
on balance I think the virus would be preferable. In what wolrd do the
They live in a world unfortunately where its necessary to scare people half
to death in order to get them to take the sensible precautions which in
all probability would prevent all but 99.99 of the population from getting
an infection in the first place.
If there are insufficient resources to pay for an adequate police force then
in order to deter people from committing crime in the past it was thought
necessary to introduce savage and inhumane sentences for anyone who
did get caught. By hanging them in public,
Similarly if there are insufficient resources to pay for an adequate health
service ready to meet a 1 in 50 years emergency then its necessary
if possible to scare people half to death. Although as the Wandsworth story in
my other post indicates this doesn't yet seem to be having the desired
I somehow doubt these people caught the infection from simply walking
in the park but from remaining totally unprotected* in close proximity
to an infected person for more than a few minutes. Or remaining in close
contact with maybe more than one infected person.
And then putting at risk the lives of the medical staff who are charged
with rescuing them from the consequences of their own stupidity.
* Sure by virtue of being microscopic the virus can get through all sorts
of masks etc. But in order to do so it needs to be in exactly the right
place at the right time. Wearing any sort of mask will reduce that
number of places and give it a much harder job. Again much of the
advice is to prevent stupid people from being irresponsibly
reckless as a result of overestimating the true protective value
of simple masks.
I went to an out-of-town retail park for a click & collect order, this
involved passing the McDonalds, there was a crowd of dickheads snaking
out the door and round the building desperate for their last Big Mac for
an indeterminate time ...
While some poor sods don't really have any choice, as I doubt many
people travalling on the Tube are doing so for pleasure nowadays.
The Underground up to now has never been self financing; with either
early shareholders many of them Americans seduced by Yerkes
and latterly Local and National Govt picking up the tab. The
withdrawal of all subsidy* and staff cut backs means that LT may
be particularly vulnerable to staff shortages due to self
isolating. As a consequnce its necessary to take out trains and
close stations thus putting essential workers at further risk.
Its impossible to reduce service intervals at busy times as it is
and so trains which were formerly impossibly overvrowded during
rush ahours are now simply overcrowded. LT's stats are
grossly misleading to say the very least,
* while opportunists in far fliung outposts of the UK will doubtless
be sliding out from under their stones to point to tube drivers
On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:16:05 -0000, "michael adams"
We walked the dog five miles on Sunday and saw possibly 20 people /
family groups on the trip. We would typically pass on either sides of
the path and unlike more normal times, didn't really stop to talk to
However, at various points we saw 'people' who didn't look to be
family (possibly friends) who were doing stuff as you would pre social
A mate (over 70 himself so should be particularly careful) didn't seem
to be making any effort to separate and whilst he has closed his
business, seemed to be carrying on doing his other stuff as usual?
The postman rang the doorbell the other day, put the package on the
step and walked back to the gate (to check someone was in to take it
I texted said mate (who was due to drop stuff off) to suggest he did
similar but he just knocked on the door and went to hand me stuff what
I opened it. ... I backed down the hall, asked him to just put it
down (on the step) and he put it in the hall?
Now he's not stupid but for some reason just doesn't seem to 'get'
what all this is about?
Every time something like that happens it restarts my '14 days with no
Covid-19 symptoms' counter. ;-(
Cheers, T i m
On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:26:50 +0000, "Jim GM4DHJ ..."
What part of it being marked 'OT' don't you get, troll?
And the point is, the OP was asking for help, not just posting some
bizarre 'news flash' or observation.
Please try to do better.
Cheers, T i m
I imagine to an extent, it's location-dependent, but down here there's
nothing available until mid-April at least, and there's no information
beyond that, one way or the other. A person can get very hungry in
Judging by the lack of customers and the dates on all the well-stocked
ready meals on local M&S, there are going to be some wonderful
yellow label reductions in a few days time. Either that or a lot of
stuff is going to go to landfill (or biodigester).
Registeresd at Waitrose (the first hour is reserved for oldies like me),
went through what I wanted, came to about £34, told I need £40 for click and
collect or £60 for delivery. I can't get through that much in a week.
Morrisons is an hour to do anything on the site - I wanted to register
I have a card for each but I'm not posh enough for Waitrose. Actually, it's
about 6.5 miles to Waitrose so walkabel there, another 10 min. walk and a
bus to 2 miles from home. Trouble is, it'll be well below freezing tomorrow
and I daren't go out as there's someting which could turn serious if it gets
too hot or cold. Still trying to work out how to get food.
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