Share Your World: 9th August 2021

Restrictions are being lifted all over the world. Do you feel it’s safe to go out and mingle in crowds in light of the pandemic?

Here in Scotland the last of the restrictions on social distancing and numbers meeting up together were only removed on Monday, although we are all still required legally to wear masks in indoor public places.

I must admit after all this time I’m finding it a bit odd to have strangers standing so close to me again while waiting in line at the supermarket, but so far that’s the only place I’ve been this week other than at home, in the garden, or out for a walk. And to be honest I’m not the world’s greatest mixer in large groups at the best of times, so I’m still remaining decidedly cautious about public social interactions with strangers.

Happy to be able to meet up more easily with family and friends though, that’s going to be nice… πŸ™‚

What are some things that are OK to do occasionally, but definitely not OK to do every day?

Drink too much alcohol, eat too much fast food/ junk food/ cakes and sweets, stay in bed all day… Spoil-sport! 😦

Would you relocate for love (romantic or otherwise)?

Yes, already have done, both for romantic reasons and for family reasons ❀

Do you believe in any conspiracy theories (no judgement)?

Not really, although I suppose it depends on where you come from as to how realistic covert government intervention may be seen as a reason for certain individuals being suspicious about stuff they don’t like…

For example with some so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ currently circulating in the USA it’s seriously hard for all of us on the outside looking in not to be at least a little bit judgemental about what are clearly, to the rest of us, such decidedly dubious claims. I mean, off the top of my head, as far as I can see the Covid 19 pandemic is not a politically-biased hoax invented by the Democrats, none of the Covid 19 vaccinations implant any microchips under your skin or make you infertile, Trump definitely did not win the 2020 election, and the Capitol insurrection by revved-up Republican rioters on January 6th was a very real event, like it or not – across the world we watched it happen live on TV, moment by inglorious moment…

But on the other hand if you live in one of the old Eastern Bloc countries and you’ve spoken out about social injustice and you believe your government is out to get you, well… potentially that could be a different story altogether…

Gratitude: Please share something sweet

Jaffa donut to enjoy with my coffee… plain donut base with gooey orange jelly injected into the middle and coated in chocolate – yum! πŸ˜›

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8 thoughts on “Share Your World: 9th August 2021

  1. Thanks, Ruth, for Sharing Your World! Yum indeed! That doughnut looks DELICIOUS! ;P I liked your answer to the conspiracy theory question. Now it might make a wee bit more sense why some Americans (like me, Fandango and several others) are so tetchy about certain subjects. Personally? I’m appalled at the mass stupidity that seems to have taken over in the U.S.A. The cases you cited (aside from Trump’s idiocy in claiming ‘he was robbed’ of the 2020 election and the rioting in the White House) are so idiotic, that I have no time for people who believe them. If they start spouting, I cut them off (I know, rude) and say “We agreed not to talk about *insert really dubious* rumor*, didn’t we? Sadly a couple of people i know will persist in yammering on about their latest theories about being vaccinated or Covid or politics and it never ever ends well. Be glad to be a Scottish citizen. It’s really dire over here. 😦

    Yeah, I suppose taking the indulgences off the plate is being a bit of a spoil sport. Why is it that the healthy choices are always so darned boring?? πŸ˜›

    Have a wonderful weekend! ☺

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    1. We have a few conspiracy theorists here in the UK too, but not quite on the same scale as you have in the US – here their theories are mostly accepted to be on the outer fringes of regular societal belief systems so in general aren’t really given any kind of platform of legitimacy, political or otherwise…

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  2. I have friends and family in America and I agree with you about SOME Americans.
    Half the citizens appear to be imbeciles.

    Every country has these types but In America it appears they occupy half the country.

    THANK GOODNESS for the SANE HALF! I also agree with you about Eastern Europe.

    I wasn’t happy that mask wearing in England is now left to personal choice. I still wear mine in indoor places and I have noticed that around three quarters of those I come across also wear theirs.

    I’m not comfortable about being too close to friends, one hugged me the other day, I was mortified. The thought of getting the virus again scares me and I imagine you are the same.

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    1. Once is certainly enough with catching Covid, and I’m glad we still have to wear masks here, it makes sense to remain cautiously optimistic yet careful not to ignore reality… fingers crossed we’re all finally coming out the other side of it all… πŸ™‚

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  3. Oooh jaffa doughnuts – that makes so much sense!

    Crowds I am still avoiding. But I am meeting friends for garden parties, indoor dinner parties and I have been for a coffee with some friends. I am still so busy, I have not really much time to plan anything else at the moment.

    I see a lot of people, and I have to say it is mainly younger people in groups, seemingly oblivious that there are others around them who are still clearly being cautious. Although I think we should probably respect people’s freedom to make decisions on whether to wear a facemask in places they are not mandatory, I also think there is a way to show respect for others by trying to be considerate. For example, we had a rather impatient patient who had refused to wear a facemask get up very close to an older lady who was wearing a facemask the other day. We asked him to give her some space, and he exploded that the Pandemic is over and that none of us should be wearing facemasks anymore. It was awkward, and I imagine there are other awkward situations going on up and down the country.

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