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Aibu with DH being inches away from someone??

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Dualipa Tue 11-Aug-20 11:37:31

We've been really careful or at least I thought we were being careful white social distancing etc but last night someone came to the door to show my DH something on his phone, I looked out the window to see him about a foot away from his face whilst both looking at the guys phone! No masks.

Am I being unreasonable to think he was being careless? He thinks I'm overreacting and because he's been wearing a mask all day then it wasn't a problem!

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lughnasadh Tue 11-Aug-20 11:39:48

The chances of either of them having the virus are remote. Even if they had, the chances of passing it on/catching it are small too.

Are you shielding?

RandomTree Tue 11-Aug-20 11:42:12

I think you're overreacting a bit OP.

Gizlotsmum Tue 11-Aug-20 11:46:02

How long were they out there for?

runbummyrun Tue 11-Aug-20 12:41:48

Why didn't you full hazmat before answering the door?

How unsafe of you OP! There is a pandemic don't you know!

TheresGotToBeMoreToLife Tue 11-Aug-20 18:33:36

Overreaction I think!

OpheliasCrayon Tue 11-Aug-20 18:54:52

Definitely overreacting

Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 11-Aug-20 21:45:09


latticechaos Tue 11-Aug-20 21:58:30

People get complacent, that's human nature. The risk is low from a single incident - but you're right this is a bad idea.

LilyPond2 Tue 11-Aug-20 22:24:31

I would be annoyed with my DH if he did this. Yes, the risk of any one individual being infectious is low, but if everyone stops bothering to social distance, cases are sure to rise.

DianaT1969 Tue 11-Aug-20 22:31:18

Outside, no touching, for a short amount of time. Only 1 in 1700 had the virus the last time I checked.
Over-reacting. You would have said in your OP if you or your husband were on the clinical shielding list.

BackforGood Tue 11-Aug-20 22:38:28

Over reacting.

Unless you are going to dripfeed you have no immune system and you know his friend has been working with people with COVID 19

Lazypuppy Wed 12-Aug-20 10:26:00

Yep over reacting

year5teacher Wed 12-Aug-20 10:32:05


nellodee Wed 12-Aug-20 10:40:05

If you are concerned, you could maybe have said, "Who was that at the door? Cheeky bugger got a bit close to you, didn't he?" and put it all on the visitor. Any other way of raising it seems a bit nit picking otherwise.

starfish4 Wed 12-Aug-20 10:46:05

Even now, I think many have the odd occasion where they forget to social distance. Having said that, I'd be a bit annoyed if they stayed close during the whole conversation, ie one of them hadn't suddenly realised and stepped back.

It might seem like an overreaction to some, but all the risks people are taking are still amounting to fresh cases making it harder to some to adjust to the new way of life, all restrictions being lifted, on top of which people becoming ill, some seriously.

TheYellowOfTheEgg Wed 12-Aug-20 13:48:09

They were outside. How long are planning to keep up this level of anxiety about any social contact (or near contact in this case)? It must be exhausting.

Uhoh2020 Wed 12-Aug-20 13:54:53

Definite over reaction. Its not in our human nature to social distance which is why all this feels so alien to us. Id cut him a bit of slack . I bet there's very few people who can say they have never once compromised some rule or regulation during this time either purposely or by accident

Dualipa Sun 16-Aug-20 10:20:29

Thanks for your replies, maybe I did overreact as seems to be the overriding conclusion here.
Just was told the best way to stop us catching covid is to assume everyone else has it so that's what I've done, I've been incredibly careful and always abiding 100% to the social distancing rule in case some one was infected but unaware 🤷🏻‍♀️

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