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Have we been brainwashed already?

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planetcloud Thu 26-Mar-20 19:49:19

Anyone else finding themselves watching TV - like a drama or something and wondering why the people aren't two metres apart and have they washed their hands thoroughly? Not to mention walking in crowds!

PickAChew Thu 26-Mar-20 19:50:17

I'm finding bake off very uncomfortable viewing, lately.

amymel2016 Thu 26-Mar-20 19:51:13

I can’t believe how close everyone is! Back off guys, respect the 2m!

Jammydodger1981 Thu 26-Mar-20 19:52:24

My kids were laughing at me for admitting this the other day, they think I’m crazy grin

FaFoutis Thu 26-Mar-20 19:52:38

Yes me, but I found a way round it: period drama. I don't seem to see that through a corona lens.

minimummum Thu 26-Mar-20 19:53:30

Yes I am doing this. Haha.

MrsMozartMkII Thu 26-Mar-20 19:54:04

I've just stopped myself from yelling that at the TV!

My. Number. Is...


Riddo Thu 26-Mar-20 19:54:50

I've just watched two people shake hands and was very judgemental until I remembered that it's a pre-recorded programme.

RadioRodeo Thu 26-Mar-20 19:54:55

I'm so glad it's not just me.

We're already conditioned!

joystir59 Thu 26-Mar-20 19:55:15

Yes! And we have adapted solo quickly to our new rules

RadioRodeo Thu 26-Mar-20 19:55:36

@FaFoutis ingenious!

planetcloud Thu 26-Mar-20 19:56:02

I know Bakeoff was a nightmare - keep back - don't eat each other's cakes !

rooty123 Thu 26-Mar-20 19:58:10

Yep me too, amazed at how quickly we adapt to what even a couple of weeks ago would have been hard to comprehend.

isthismylifenow Thu 26-Mar-20 19:58:10

We were watching a series and the woman got up from the bus seat and touched the rail. Dd shouts 'ooh you shouldnt do that'

And when people hug... Seems quite odd now

planetcloud Thu 26-Mar-20 19:58:10

Isn't it weird - I know the UK are not known for being touchy feely but we will never go near anyone after all this is all over - suits me - can't be doing with handshaking and air kisses lol!

1066vegan Thu 26-Mar-20 20:02:39

I was watching some old quiz shows on Challenge last night and kept wanting to tell them to stop patting each others' arms or shoulders.

At least I wasn't as bad as the idiot who took the trouble to go on Twitter and have a go at Deborah Meaden for not setting a good example on Dragons Den. She tweeted back that it was filmed last April.

PennyGold Thu 26-Mar-20 20:03:43

Oh my gosh! Yes!
I thought it was just me.

sunnyday1976 Thu 26-Mar-20 20:05:53

I thought it was just me, too. Everyone at home thought I was mad (to be fair, they could be right!!).

RJnomore1 Thu 26-Mar-20 20:06:02

I’m not, I’m desperate to touch people. I’m obviously not but my god this is bloody awful. It’s just not the way people are meant to be.

HarrietThePi Thu 26-Mar-20 20:06:19

Isn't it weird - I know the UK are not known for being touchy feely but we will never go near anyone after all this is all over - suits me - can't be doing with handshaking and air kisses lol!

You have just given me a new silver lining to think about. If I'm lucky my dp's family will stop that kiss on the cheek greeting that they do! It's so awkward!

WindFlower92 Thu 26-Mar-20 20:08:17

That advert for In For A Penny makes me want to scream! Licking someone else's hand! shock

vhs95 Thu 26-Mar-20 20:09:12

Keep 2m from strangers? Introverts are happy with that rule. Can we keep it?

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Thu 26-Mar-20 20:10:30

Yes! I watched 8 of 10 cats recently, Jon Richardson said something to Sarah Millican that made her feel so disgusted she said she felt like she needed to wash her hands after that. Hollow laughed think you're going to be washing your hands wayyyy more often than you think soon.

JustTurtlesAllTheWayDown Thu 26-Mar-20 20:11:41

Oh yes. I just watched a fictional show with people having a picnic and found the disconnect quite jarring. Not allowed to do that...

TabbyStar Thu 26-Mar-20 20:12:05

Yes! Though DD rolls her eyes at me!

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