Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by DaveG, Apr 27, 2020.
Not panicking, yet being cautious and thoughtful is the best way anyway imho.
Thanks for what you do, on the vengeance front as well.
Shutdowns before things got serious are the reason WHY cases were so low. When it's raining, you don't stop using your umbrella because you're dry and therefore don't think the rain is a problem.
If you're in an area where the restrictions were put in place before covid started spreading in earnest, be grateful. That's what was supposed to happen. When you do it right and do it early, people don't get the disease and don't die. Some of us live in areas where that wasn't the case. 100k+ have now died in the US. Remember the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium? Imagine every one of those people dead.
I will admit it. My ego isn’t small and feeling useful is one hell of a drug.
This is what frustrates me. People calling precautions useless, because the casualties were averted.
It’s the classic IT paradox.
Things are working correctly: why are we even paying these guys to sit around?
Things are not working correctly: why are we even paying these guys? WidgetApp isn’t working and they haven’t fixed it yet.
Sad but true. If your job is reactive/protective you never get the appropriate credit.
Even in hockey - Hašek, someone who changed historical hockey games by nothing but his own will, never gets the credit of the equally dominant offensive players. Hell, not even the titans of the same era - Brodeur and Roy. And those two are safe from the anti-European bias of those times.
I am watching that thread...
The grievance that some have is not about there being a response to coronavirus pandemic, but that it was a one-size-fits-all response that had same restrictions applied similarly everywhere in the country regardless of how and if at all various regions were experiencing the pandemic.
When one end of it is people dying to the disease and the other end is the economic non-activity killing businesses, some inter-regional micro-managing might have been in order instead of one national blanket policy on restrictions that can well be argued to have been an overkill in a number of regions.
Never trust your government to do things right even if you elected them. Not because they are evil, but because they are human.
And as such prone to failure.
National blanket policies also make guidelines and communication clear and avoids confusion, and prevents people from trying to relocate from heavily impacted areas to more lightly impacted ones, potentially spreading the virus as they do so.
If there are lots of areas that had very few cases, the restrictions worked. Stop whining. Your grandparents fought in a world war. You can manage to sit at home with netflix for a few months.
FYI. Trends locally are looking worse.
You know Lempo is Finnish right?
Just had breakfast in a restaurant. Can’t remember the last time I had a meal out.
This is in Edmonton, though, where things never got too bad. Most businesses are open again with safety measures in place.
Restaurants started opening on a limited basis on Friday here.
Monday the previous week here. Waited the first week, but I was out 5 days out of 7 this week.
Yeah there's a few that have been reopening here in town. Most are still takeout and delivery only but I'll really admit I've been so sick of my own failed cooking that I've gone out twice already this weekend and was out at Foothills last weekend.
Like how is it even possible for someone to be a world class brewer and be so completely incompetent as a cook?
Chemical (ingredient) imbalances?
So are we still socially distancing?
I'll accept this explanation. Either interpretation of it.
You know. Moses... He brew everything, but couldn’t cook.
In this sense I was lucky I could use the cantine most of the days during the hard quarantine thanks to being updated to an employee.
Certainly doesn’t seem like it around here. I’ve walked up to more than one gas station in the last week and turned around because they were so crowded with people on top of each other. Out of sight out of mind seems to the attitude
In the mile long line at target right now, everyone is mildly keeping their distance but no longer paying any attention to the six ft markers on the ground.
Side note...I’m less than ten minutes away from where Denver’s riots/fires/angry protesters/gunfire happened to the point of a needed a police enforced curfew but its normal life here. Families shopping. Interesting times we live in.
I can grill, preferably smoke, meat like a champ but my cooking aint near as good. Its disappointing.
We got a saying - man can get used to being hanged.
Something like that boiling frog that didn’t leap.
My granddad still fought in the world war. My grandma was like ten, though, so she not so much.
Denver is an interesting place that way. Whenever we riot or protest it’s all in the area around the capitol appropriately named “Capital Hill” which is probably the closest we have to a melting pot. When I worked downtown you could get caught in the vortex and spend your whole shift around that area. Drive 5-10 minutes south where I live it’s a different world of cute green neighborhoods. Two blocks away from my place is mildly commercial street with nice restaurants that closes on Sunday for a Farmer’s market that they’re having with limited amounts of people even today. It’s idyllic and straight out of Pleasantville.
At night I’m following the news and walking out into my backyard and I can hear booms and popping noises echoing off in the distance. If I lived 5-10 minutes east or west of Capital Hill instead of south I’d probably be hiding under the couch.
When I moved back to Denver last year I chose this neighborhood completely on purpose for now, my time for wanting to be a part of all that has passed. If I was working there still I’d have been right in the middle of it wearing a vest all night.
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