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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1335 on: July 30, 2021, 06:01:03 am »
Never thought of that, but yes very true.

Have you got the Army out enforcing your Lockdown or is it just certain parts of Sydney ?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1336 on: July 30, 2021, 09:46:40 am »
Latest update on the Sofa Saga!

After a forty minutes wait on the phone to talk to someone I had a nice chat with a fellow called Tom. Tom was very helpfull and was able to tell me that my sofa arrived in the warehouse yesterday minus the scatter cussions that were part of the order. Big supprise to me as I was being told on the eleventh of this month that my sofa was ready for the delivery date to be sorted and the driver was ready to deliver on Saturday the twenty forth! My old sofa was collected on the twenty third with me having to take a day off work to facilitate this.
I said to Tom that I was wiling to accept the sofa minus the scatter cussions and for me to collect them from the shop or for them to be delivered. Not a problem says Tom, however because I was waiting until lateish afternoon to call them the Distribution team that deals with organising deliveries had finished work for the week so I will not get a call from them until Monday when I am back at work. The earliest that they will probably be able to organise for the sofa to be delivered is Wednesday! That's ten days without a sofa!
It's just one fubar after another!
Going to phone my supervisor and tell him what's going on or not as I am supposed to give a week's notice for one day off work so if I can prime him before work on Monday.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1337 on: July 31, 2021, 05:11:41 am »
10 days without a sofa!  You surely qualify for some sort of hardship allowance.   ;)

Never thought of that, but yes very true.

Have you got the Army out enforcing your Lockdown or is it just certain parts of Sydney ?

We are now out of lockdown in Victoria but still have somes strict restrictions in place.  Masks at all times outside of ones home for example,  Obviously not when driving and not when exercising.  I take my cycle ride to work and twice daily dog walks to count as exercise.  I really hate wearing the mask but accept the need to do so.
The military are only in certain parts of Sydney.  Personally i'd like to see them on Victoria's Northern border keeping out the infected... :-\

Of course, if the PDRV was a reality then that border (albeit further North than it is now) would already be secure and fortified.   :mellow:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1338 on: July 31, 2021, 05:21:14 am »
Ah right mate. I've got used to wearing a mask after 18 months or so. The only problem is that when I slip it on to get on the bus my glasses steam up and I can't see a thing  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1339 on: July 31, 2021, 05:33:27 am »
I'm wearing one all day at work.  Have been on and off for the last year.  I've sorted out how to wear it to avoid misting up  but it's the restriction to my breathing I really hate.
I like to walk fast with purpose but when I do so with the mask on it's sucking into my nostrils and mouth and i'm not getting enough oxygen and have to slow down to a stroll.
It also makes talking to customers difficult.  People who are hard of hearing (as a lot of post office customers are) often learn to lip read without realising it until those talking to them are masked.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1340 on: July 31, 2021, 05:34:40 am »
Ah right mate. I've got used to wearing a mask after 18 months or so. The only problem is that when I slip it on to get on the bus my glasses steam up and I can't see a thing  :banghead:

And when you take your glasses off, it seems as though your eyeballs steam up instead.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1341 on: July 31, 2021, 05:37:07 am »
  People who are hard of hearing (as a lot of post office customers are) often learn to lip read without realising it until those talking to them are masked.
 :banghead:

Very true. I'm slightly hard of hearing in one ear and the muffling effect of the mask can give me a problem at times.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1342 on: July 31, 2021, 05:58:46 am »
People also often have to choose between a mask or their hearing aid(s) as both fit behind the ear(s).
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