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Punktaku

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The company I work for has sent out a memo that as of next month there’s no more EPL money if you catch Covid. Unless your state requires it. If you catch it now, use sick time.
 

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(At my workplace, the company messaging these days is effectively 'please don't mock those weirdoes who still choose to wear a mask'.)
Where can I get one of those signs for the office? :unsure:

I've been mostly content with pointing and laughing at the people driving around on their own in their cars with masks on but that is getting a bit stale now.
 

Raven Morpheus

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On another note, apparently more adults are buying toys for themselves...


Doesn't surprise me, we seem to have a generation or two of "kidults". A lot of people today also see toys as an investment and want significant returns on their investment (which is a very poor attitude imho).

And yeah, I know, we paint miniature figures and have games with them. That's a bit different, it's a creative hobby for a start, we're not simply stashing stuff away for our retirement funds (at least I assume most of us aren't)...



As for Covid and masking up. Scientifically speaking, and just as a very basic example, if you're in a room of 100 people, and 99 of them aren't wearing masks, it's pointless you masking up, they will spread anything, like Covid or Flu, they've got to you and each other.

Those who do still mask up are doing the right thing, but it's rather a futile effort in general, because so many aren't.

Such a shame that the UK (if not most of the western hemi) has such low scientific/medical literacy. When the pandemic hit I thought we had an intelligent enough populace to deal with it effectively, turns out it's been a car crash and as much an IQ test as it has been anything else...


I'm just glad the carers who visit my residence for my 65yr old mother are masking up. To my knowledge neither of us have had Covid and we really could do without catching it now, in any form.

Hope you and you mother get better and you both only got a weak dose @MusingWarboss


Sorry. /rant
 
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hurrah for the carers in my area.
when they were visiting the house for my dad , one particulaly harrased lady told me she ha 18 breakfasts to help with in 4 hours scattered around town , a near impossible task.
since then ive started to notice the number of ladies in 'medical' type tops rushing around the streets looking very tired
 
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My wife has a tendancy to buy toys for herself (stop sniggering at the back). She usually sees them, thinks they're cool, buys them, and then a few months later sells them on ebay (usually unopened) because she doesn't know why she bought them in the first place. The 30 second dopamine hit of buying something shiny and new wears off and somehow fails to transport her back to her childhood!

When I buy toys I play with them with the kids, so that's my excuse (they're currently enjoying a micro galaxy Milennium Falcon I definitely didn't buy for myself).
 
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Punktaku

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But…. I can’t stop snickering! And i’d never buy the kids cool stuff so I could have it later. That’s just wrong!

now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a Paw Patrol spaceship to ponder and some magnablox to convert into a maze…
 
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MusingWarboss

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Hope you and you mother get better and you both only got a weak dose @MusingWarboss
I think we have as I seem to be pretty much symptom free, if I hadn’t tested I would’ve assumed it was a mild cold.

Mum seems to have had a much rougher initial bout but now seems to be back to normal now too.

I’m pretty sure she picked it up at the hospital, she’d been in there for a week for a checkup. In fact if she hadn’t had a funny turn I’d never have thought of checking.

Doesn't surprise me, we seem to have a generation or two of "kidults". A lot of people today also see toys as an investment and want significant returns on their investment (which is a very poor attitude imho).

And yeah, I know, we paint miniature figures and have games with them. That's a bit different, it's a creative hobby for a start, we're not simply stashing stuff away for our retirement funds (at least I assume most of us aren't)...
People seem to think everything is an investment these days - irony is by doing that it means they’ll be millions of perfectly preserved items in the future which means they’ll be worth nothing.

I’ve picked up a few toys here and there but mostly nostalgia driven releases. If you look at the way some things are packed these days it’s clear they’re aimed at the 35-50 year old market. There’s absolutely no reason why a modern child would want a Disney Star Wars toy that looks and is packaged like one from 1981.
 

MusingWarboss

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I think I may have been struck down with a case of nostalgia. I am craving single pose minis and musing about ways in which they were better. Not on the surface better, but sort of like how the internet is awesome but it would also be awesome if we could go back to not having it.
They paint up quicker that’s for sure. If a sculptor could physically get a tool in there it can be painted. If not, it’s not an area that’s visible.
 
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