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Essential essentials

What do you consider ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES?

wine
1(3.7%)
Whiskey
3(11.1%)
Beer
2(7.4%)
Milk
2(7.4%)
Eggs
3(11.1%)
Beets
0(0.0%)
Beer
2(7.4%)
Whiskey
3(11.1%)
Wine
1(3.7%)
Lube
1(3.7%)
Crackers
1(3.7%)
Pizza
1(3.7%)
Other in comments
2(7.4%)
Toilet paper
4(14.8%)
Ticky me off
1(3.7%)
flowers, spring

Life after COVID-19; What is the first thing you want to do?

Poll #2100353 When life gets back to normal

What is the first thing you will do?

Hug a family member or friend
14(26.9%)
Go out to eat
15(28.8%)
See a movie
0(0.0%)
Drink in a bar
4(7.7%)
Travel
10(19.2%)
Buy some unnecessary things
4(7.7%)
Stand closer than 6 ft to someone
4(7.7%)
Hug a stranger
0(0.0%)
Stop hoarding TP
1(1.9%)
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Wash your hands, all ye people

Of course you wash your hands NOW. Sure you do. But what about in the Before Time?

Poll #2100191 My stage name is Sud-Z

Before COVID-19, did you wash your hands thoroughly with soap:

Before eating
19(8.5%)
After sneezing/blowing your nose or coughing on your own hand
14(6.2%)
After touching something obviously filthy like a gas pump
17(7.6%)
After petting someone else's cat/dog/other pet
15(6.7%)
After petting your own cat/dog/other pet
3(1.3%)
After ordering food (using a menu) in a restaurant
7(3.1%)
Before eating if the restaurant has counter service only
9(4.0%)
When you come in from outdoors if you did something messy like yard work
28(12.5%)
When you come in from outdoors regardless of what activity you did out there
12(5.4%)
After shaking hands
5(2.2%)
After using shared work equipment like keyboard, copier, tools
2(0.9%)
After changing kids' diapers
18(8.0%)
After using the bathroom (pee only)
22(9.8%)
After using the bathroom (not just pee)
29(12.9%)
After getting up to pee in the middle of the night
22(9.8%)
None of these things consistently had me washing my hands
2(0.9%)

When you get a "stomach bug" or "food poisoning," is it most likely:

Because you or someone else didn't wash their hands
10(22.7%)
Because food just mysteriously goes bad
15(34.1%)
Evil spirits
2(4.5%)
hajiomatic was driving the food truck
14(31.8%)
Other in comments
3(6.8%)

Will you go back to your former level of handwashing diligence when the COVID-19 threat seems to have dissipated?

No. My handwashing has always been exemplary
11(29.7%)
LOL people panic about nothing
3(8.1%)
HELL NO, I had no idea I was so lax
4(10.8%)
I guess
10(27.0%)
Yes, except for if I get up to pee in the middle of the night
4(10.8%)
I live on canned Spam, nothing can kill me
3(8.1%)
Other in comments
2(5.4%)

How much alcohol will it take to sanitize me?

A shot
9(30.0%)
A fifth
4(13.3%)
A magnum
6(20.0%)
All the perfumes of Arabia cannot sweeten this little hand
11(36.7%)

Which is better:

The video of two birds dancing to La Bamba
4(16.0%)
That old vine where the kid sings "A potato flew around my room before you came"
0(0.0%)
Really anything but the celebrity "Imagine" video
21(84.0%)

Obligatory wildebeest

Wildebeest
23(100.0%)
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oh hey it's quarantine

So I'm pretty sure I'm going to get laid off.

I'm not 100 percent sure, I work 4 days and get 3 off, I worked yesterday so I'm waiting until Thursday to get word.

It's a cleaning job for a factory that makes fiberglass parts, and most people that work in the factory aren't coming in. There's about 10-14 people on my shift, and my boss and I are the only ones who are full time employees. I think I'm going to call in tomorrow to see, I can't ask my boss since he's one of those dudes that never use a cell phone.

So what should I start doing now, assuming that I'm going to fired?

Cheers.

EDIT: I did get laid off for at least two weeks, so I'm collecting unemployment. Thank you for all your advice! I love this community!
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Storm trooper

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How long do you wait at a green light for the car ahead of you to go before you start honking?

Nanosecond
2(3.6%)
1 second
2(3.6%)
Up to 3 seconds
16(29.1%)
Pre emptive honker here
1(1.8%)
Never honk
9(16.4%)
I get out and see if they are having a medical emergency
1(1.8%)
I have laser cannons mounted on my hood
2(3.6%)
I go around
2(3.6%)
I smash into their trunk
2(3.6%)
Ticky
7(12.7%)
Complain bitterly. Do nothing
3(5.5%)
I enjoy the moment to myself
2(3.6%)
I'm THAT GUY
2(3.6%)
Other in comments
2(3.6%)
Hope they have COVID 19, 20, 21...
2(3.6%)
ahoy!

How to Entertain Your Extrovert

Soooo...hubs and I get to work from home and practice self-distancing. This is great...for me! Hubs, however, is more extroverted and loves talking to people. He loves talking period. He's always talking about something :-D

How are extroverted folks coping?

What can I suggest to hubs to help him?

End of the world soundtrack

So, since ALL of my plans have effectively been fucked for the foreseeable future (I guess we’ll go to Italy NEXT year, but prices should be cheap so imma add on a few countries)..(.And my kids are out of school, because I’m suppose to be a teacher now?) I would wnjoy this, except... for I dunno, forever??...AND as an RN I’m an essential worker, which is good, except the hospital I work at has decided that MY unit is the one to take all the covid19 patients (but we don’t have enough n95’s so surgical masks are ok..??..) AND I live (mostly) in a 3 generation household, so o have to worry about infecting not only my kids, but also my elderly parents...so I decided I need an end of the world playlist...so I can listen to and from work...since that’s the only place I can go, seeing as pretty much everything else is closed...
Ideas and suggestions?
Please??????
(I’m not trying to be flippant, I know a lot of people are suddenly out of work...I’m glad to pull a paycheck, I just don’t want my dad to die for it...🤔)
star trek

Thrifty Finds

So...there are a lot of fun FB groups devoted to sharing weird/funny/amazing thrift store finds.

What's the most weird/funny/amazing thing you found in a thrift store? Do you have a picture to share?