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Competitive staying home

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Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 04:02:03

Have you stayed at home for 5 million years? Have you only left the house to shop for an elderly ladies milk but posted it all over social media? Did you shame your neighbour because their daughter visited them despite being their carer? Did you post abuse because one of your neighbours didn’t clap/stand silent/launch fireworks at the appointed time?

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PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:18:33

Slightly concerning... confused

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 04:20:26

What is concerning @PhoebeBear, people following the actual guidelines, or people guilt tripping other for the make believe ones?

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PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:28:18

I believe you sound like you're pissed at people showing off for following guidelines?

I've been home now 6 weeks straight and I'm beyond fed up, I'm currently on maternity leave too so with a little baby it's god dam hard. I wouldn't say I boast about it but having my mum and sister working with covid 19 patients on 12 hour shifts and hearing what they see- yup it definitely makes me want to stay home even more

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 04:32:49

@PhoebeBear read my initial post again. Did it say anywhere I was pissed off at people following the guidelines.

I’m saying I’m pissed at people who do follow the guidelines being shamed for not doing what others have made up as necessary

Clapping/setting fireworks off is not necessary, no one will die if you don’t, in fact you are self isolating better!

Visiting an elderly person if you are a carer is allowed, they are vulnerable and may not survive otherwise. Shaming them on social media isn’t helpful or kind

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Monty27 Fri 01-May-20 04:34:37

Picked up paint brushes indoors and the sun shone so I dropped tools and did a load of stuff in the garden.
Things I'd never dreamt I am capable of.
Back on the tools indoors as the weather has changed.
I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. Oh no 😥 ☀️

PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:40:22

I think you need to calm down a little to fair.
Everyone's going through this hard time together...

I get annoyed when I haven't saw my family in over 2 months yet see my neighbours having bbq's every other weekend and inviting people over. I get frustrated when the furtherest I've went is down the street for a quick 10 minute walk and back and then I see family's out in groups of 5 etc off to the beach.

If you do your part then you're helping out, that's the way I look at it.
Also I've never clapped for the NHS despite having multiple family members working alongside simply because it's my babies bedtime around 8o'clock- if someone shamed me for that they can fuck clean off

Reginabambina Fri 01-May-20 04:42:35

We spent a month in quarantine, I don’t understand why anyone would voluntarily do that to themselves and then boast about it.

PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:43:24

@Monty27 I agree with you. Stuck at home- make the most of it. I've learnt more cooking skills with chef partner being laid off from work, I can say I've quite enjoyed it! It's also nice to have someone home while I'm on my maternity leave as it can be hard with baby all day.

Current situations in the world are shit, agreed. But it could be a hell of a lot worse

PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:44:11

@Reginabambina my exact thoughts

Lynda07 Fri 01-May-20 04:45:52

Your grammar! "I haven't saw....", "The furtherest I've went...". :-). Whatever next?

My biggest achievement is having plenty of toilet rolls and last night I had a bit to drink, still feeling the effects.

I too haven't clapped outside, not once. Every week I forget about it.

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 04:50:39

@PhoebeBear I’m confused, again! What do I need to calm down about, I didn’t think I stated anything ‘uncalmly’! I asked you were in my initial post I said I was pissed for people following guidelines (nowhere was the answer)

You had responded several times emotional about an issue I wasn’t raising. I’m not against the guidelines or people following them

I’m against people being shamed for make believe ones like clapping. Or being shamed for visiting elderly relatives they are carers for. You have completely overlooked this though despite me saying it several times now

But yes tho use elderly people should calm down too, not call for their carers, as we’re all in this together as you say

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Hannah021 Fri 01-May-20 04:52:43

@Lynda07 it's not a requirement to have perfect grammar, people arent necessarily english speakers, could just be their 10th language.
what isn't a requirement is toilet roll hoarding!!!!!!

PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:54:31

@Lynda07 oh my deepest apologies- I'm a little sleep deprived at the moment with having a newborn and all that... 🙄🙄

I think people are taking the whole situation too far and yes, too competitive. I just get on with it and hope it's over with soon, what more can you do?

PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 04:57:26

@Lynda07 also the toilet roll comment ffs I thought people were past that stage. I never understood why stockpiling something to wipe your ass with was such a important thing. Hand sanitizer- yes

But yes judge me for my grammar, I'm sure you've got your plans all worked out... 🙄

Thehogfatherstolemycurry Fri 01-May-20 04:57:45

I get you op. People seem to be misunderstanding what you're saying.
I'm getting sick of the relentless Facebook posts of clappy hands so people can prove they clapped and the 'only repost this if you stayed home all day' posts. I
Yes I clapped, yes I stayed home, no I don't need to virtue signal about in on facebook!

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 04:58:34

@PhoebeBear I haven’t approved, nor would I of mixed household bbq’s or parties. Just not being shamed for the things that are actually allowed under the guidelines. Why is this so hard to understand?

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PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 05:01:42

@Thepigeonsarecoming it's not hard to understand - I get your post.if you're doing something that's under the guideline rules the yes you shouldn't be shamed for it. Can I ask what it was?

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 05:11:04

@PhoebeBear again, I never said this post was about me. If is all over social media and mumsnet people being attacked/shamed for not staying indoors. And this isn’t about them popping out for a tennis match and cocktails, but doing things which are within government guidelines and completely legal. Also completely adhering to social distancing where safely possible.

You’ve come here with an agenda as you have family members in the NHS, looking to rant, however, I would gladly rant with you if someone did something completely risky to put them at harm.

But that isn’t the point of this thread and never was, it was just what you made it to be

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PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 05:14:30

Jesus all I asked for was if something had effected you personally or not! Ffs

Have your little rant and no I haven't made this about my family I simply stated how dangerous this situation is and people seem to be so laid back and taking the piss.

If it bothers you so much then delete or stay off social media. It's like taking to a 6 year old. 😴

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 05:15:33

Thank you @Thehogfatherstolemycurry! I was beginning to think I was speaking an alien language!

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Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 05:17:27


Jesus all I asked for was if something had effected you personally or not! Ffs

This is your 8th post, and you haven’t just said that 😂

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ElizabethMainwaring Fri 01-May-20 05:18:52

'Had a bit to drink, still feeling the effects'.
That much is evident! As the old MN classic goes: 'Did you mean to be so rude?'

PhoebeBear Fri 01-May-20 05:22:00

Beginning to cringe for you as you're obviously looking for a argument here not just a rant about your beady eyes checking on people doing what's best for the world right now. It's a bit sad.
God forbid you check Facebook again and see someone has painted a rainbow on their window- think you'll explode with anger next

On that note I think I've actually tired myself out, think I'll get some sleep before baby wakes up. Oops there goes me talking about my family again jeez whatever will I do 🙄

Thepigeonsarecoming Fri 01-May-20 05:25:38


You’ve gone from Slightly concerning I believe you sound like you're pissed at people showing off for following guidelines? I think you need to calm down a little to fair. it's not hard to understand - I get your post to Have your little rant

Despite the fact I haven’t changed the facts or motive of my initial post once

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