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To think it’s okay to drive and get a take away when you live in the middle of nowhere.

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GJAK9729 Wed 13-May-20 13:38:19

Live in the middle of nowhere. No take away in the village, no deliveries - it sucks.

There’s actually take away 5 minutes away but all shut still.

Getting a take away would mean driving at least 8-10 miles depending on what’s open? Got no decent food until I next door a shop (will most likely go shopping tomorrow or Friday, cba today).

I’ve been trying to stay in as much as possible but aibu to drive and get a bloody take away so I don’t have to cook tonight? Plus DS (has autism) really isn’t feeling the love right now. He’s moped around the house feeling sorry for himself for days. I think a treat will do him good!

Sucks when you live in the middle of nowhere!

Aibu to to get a take away (will order over the phone to collect). Also aibu to take the kids with me? Oh will be home from work and can sit in the car with them - they won’t get out.

Feel like DS needs a change of scenery. He hasn’t been out of the village we live in for 7 weeks!

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SpringerJS Wed 13-May-20 13:39:18

Yes, I would

TinRoofRusty Wed 13-May-20 13:39:43

Why the hell isn't it okay? We've been having them for weeks. Why on Earth are you imprisoning yourself?

Backtoreality1 Wed 13-May-20 13:40:08

Not unreasonable at all....go for it! The drive out will be a nice change of scene, and if you are phoning in then minimising contact as well. Will mean a happy family all round - enjoy smile

QueenArseClangers Wed 13-May-20 13:49:19

YABU to not let us know what food you’re ordering smile Need some inspiration for tea!

GJAK9729 Wed 13-May-20 13:55:33

It’s because I live in the middle of nowhere @TinRoofRusty. Not sure what the rules are driving miles just for take away 🤣 at least we’ve saved some money. Was having it weekly before! I’m unsure on what’s open though. Going to have to research around first!

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danni0509 Wed 13-May-20 14:00:24

God yes, make this your priority for tea tonight!! Enjoy.

RozziRaspberry Wed 13-May-20 14:06:36

I did last Friday for my daughters 17th birthday, first time I had been out other than for food shopping. The takeaway is 20 minutes away from us and like you we don’t have any takeaways that deliver to our village.

I did wonder if it was allowed then thought stuff it, daughter has been brilliant and never complained about not being able to see her friends for the past 7 weeks so she deserved a treat.

GoodbyeToCare Wed 13-May-20 14:07:52

We're in the same boat OP. We're 15 invites outside town and have driven in for a take away and plan on doing it again this weekend!

PickUpAPickUpAPenguin Wed 13-May-20 14:08:03

As long as the takeaway isn't over the border in Wales or Scotland, you could drive 100 miles to pick one up if you wanted from today.

Biscuit0110 Wed 13-May-20 14:08:49

Yes we have to. I am done with cooking every day for months on end

BacklashStarts Wed 13-May-20 14:09:30

Yes, fine! Probably has always been fine. It’s dinner ergo essential!

turnthebiglightoff Wed 13-May-20 14:11:37

You can drive as far as you want now, for "exercise". It's prob a few steps from the car to the chippy!

MillicentMargaretAmanda Wed 13-May-20 14:16:08

It's food, therefore has always been allowable as far as I understand. Go for it, take the kids, if they are getting out the car make sure they social distance. Enjoy!

letmethinkaboutitfornow Wed 13-May-20 15:46:27

@GJAK9729 - go for it!
(and I do not like takeaways, but understand sometimes it is the last resort / current treat option) smile

Nosuchluck Wed 13-May-20 15:49:04

Go for it! We’ve been having our dinner delivered every 4 nights from different restaurants since lockdown started.

EmbarrassedUser Wed 13-May-20 16:16:23

So jealous @GJAK9729 Go for it😁

opticaldelusion Wed 13-May-20 17:36:34

I think this is fine. I don't blame the OP for being cautious though. Soooo many threads on here basically saying if you ever leave the house again you're a murderer.

My personal favourites are 'Milk is NOT essential when you have taps' and 'How DARE a small child stop to look at a ladybird'


Mrsjayy Wed 13-May-20 17:40:39

We live 15 minutes away from the takeaway we like and by passed others to collect not a jot do I care. Just go get your dinner 😃

trappedsincesundaymorn Wed 13-May-20 18:15:32

Do it and class it as a "food shop". grin

likeafishneedsabike Wed 13-May-20 19:19:36

Have you had it yet? Hope it was good.

SharonasCorona Wed 13-May-20 20:06:55

Where have all the covigilantes gone? 😂 They were a crazy bunch.

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