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Michael Rolls

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More stupid by the minute
« on: Sep 15, 2020, 05:23:35 PM »
OK, so you and your family, spouse and two children (if in Scotland children over 12) are out minding you own business and coming the other way are your neighbours, similar group of four. You stop for a quick chat. YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW!
You are on your own, headed to join your team mates for a game of football, total of 22 of you. YOU ARE NOT BREAKING THE LAW!
How much more bloody stupid can all this get?
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2020, 05:27:35 PM »
Careful posting stuff like that. Don't forget the Ministry of Truth is watching all channels of communication.

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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2020, 05:59:03 PM »
I don't like to correct others but there should be 25 present excluding substitutes, for a game of Association Football, including the three referees. 27 including the sponge men.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #3 on: Sep 15, 2020, 06:02:44 PM »
Good point, which reinforces mine.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #4 on: Sep 15, 2020, 06:14:29 PM »
OK, so you and your family, spouse and two children (if in Scotland children over 12) are out minding you own business and coming the other way are your neighbours, similar group of four. You stop for a quick chat. YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW!
You are on your own, headed to join your team mates for a game of football, total of 22 of you. YOU ARE NOT BREAKING THE LAW!
How much more bloody stupid can all this get?
Mike


 I heard on the television this morning that apparently grouse shooting is exempt from the 6 in a group. ::) ::) ::)
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Michael Rolls

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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #5 on: Sep 15, 2020, 06:34:45 PM »
True. What sort of sense does that make?
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 2020, 08:56:56 PM »
It is politicians' logic, probably took their latest advice from Lewis Carroll.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #7 on: Sep 15, 2020, 09:26:19 PM »
If they weren't such crap shots they'd all be dead by now. The season opened over a month ago.

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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #8 on: Sep 15, 2020, 09:45:33 PM »

 I heard on the television this morning that apparently grouse shooting is exempt from the 6 in a group. ::) ::) ::)

They're all outside on moorland & people wielding 12 bore shotguns tend not to be closer than 2 metres to each other.

Plus sport is on the exempt list.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #9 on: Sep 15, 2020, 09:57:00 PM »
I just think the six in a group should be right across the board with no exceptions.


Yes I do know about grouse shooting and where and how it takes place and I also know how they all get together after the shoot.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #10 on: Sep 16, 2020, 06:40:10 AM »
I just think the six in a group should be right across the board with no exceptions.


Yes I do know about grouse shooting and where and how it takes place and I also know how they all get together after the shoot.
yes - it's not just the standing at the butts - it's the socialising. I still simply cannot understand the inconsistencies. A soccer match - OK. A cricket match - OK. Going to a pub or restaurant - OK. Etc., etc., but two sets of neighbours totalling more than six persons bump into each other in the street and dare to natter for a few minutes and the heavens will fall? For pity's sake!
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #11 on: Sep 16, 2020, 06:43:13 AM »
Exactly my point Mike....no one or group should be exempt.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #12 on: Sep 16, 2020, 06:47:02 AM »
Agreed - either six plus is the end of the world, or it isn't. Personally, I don't think that it is. The virus is dangerous - no disputing that - but we are allowing it to destroy the country's social and economic life.
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 16, 2020, 06:52:21 AM »
Agreed wholeheartedly Mike.
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Re: More stupid by the minute
« Reply #14 on: Sep 16, 2020, 07:59:17 AM »
Yet again, I think we just need to be sensible.  A group just happening to meet in the street? No issues with a brief chat, then off they go, fine.  A drunken all night rave of 100, no way.  Fortunately those aren't on my agenda 😆