Change of personal priorities in lockdown

It’s the same for me on Internet and car, but different for me on others.

Coffee is of zero importance, and sweatpants close to zero.

I’m dressing more casually but still tidily, and have kept to my normal workday routine of shower, shave and getting dressed before normal starting time for work.

I’m available for work earlier and later in the day and have no time away during the day so work is of equal importance but with more time available (but I’m having to look for catching up on tasks that have been a low priority in the past.

 

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  1. Duker

     /  9th April 2020

    I saw a story the other day that in US still a shortage of toilet paper, but not only from panic buying. People at home arent using the company toilets. They use different machines and even different paper to make ‘business toilet paper’, not bothering with colours and patterns etc for home use. A similar effect here for flour, as small supermarket packs are only a tiny part of market which is tanker loads for bakeries or even 20Kg packs for smaller cafes or restaurants.
    In UK fresh milk is being dumped by some Farmers who are contracted to Food service sector such as cafe chains, and other bulk users of fresh milk. Meanwhile the supermarkets and small shops are short of their fresh milk as people at home buy more, it seems its a different milk company that contracts to and collects that milk, Surely the excess from one factory could be shipped to the other ?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  9th April 2020

      I saw ‘catering packs’ of flour in Pak & Save, but didn’t look to see what they weighed. They were about the size of 10kg bags of spuds as I remember (could be wrong, but they were very large)

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  9th April 2020

        5kg, according to the website, so not as big as I thought if they are the same ones.

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    • Pink David

       /  9th April 2020

      You are not allowed to sell most catering supplies to retail customers. There are whole rafts of regulations that require all sorts of labeling etc that are not present on bulk supplies that need to be complied with. Changing over these supply chains takes time, and most people required are imprisoned. This is particularly the case in the UK, but likely the same in NZ

      NZ has taken a diverse food supply chain and focused it entirely into the supermarkets. That is not a smart idea, but I wouldn’t expect anything else from this government.

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      • They were labelled catering (packs) and were very large. I’d say bigger than the 5kg ones advertised, but as I don’t bake I didn’t look at the weight.

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        • Pink David

           /  9th April 2020

          “They were labelled catering (packs) and were very large.”

          The problem is getting compliant labeling. You needs all sorts of things on a retail pack that are not present on bulk supplies.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  9th April 2020

      Even the PM has approved Simon Bridges commuting to the Epidemic Committee meetings.

      I thought that short drives for exercise were still permitted; it says so on the rules. 2km is short by any standards. It’s a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand’s doing !!!

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      • Gezza

         /  9th April 2020

        Yeah … but it is worth a grin & a tch tch – about Simon. Kitty.

        His reasons for being special sound rather contrived, & even tho the PM has been smart enuf to say he can come to Welly & do his business (so to speak), isn’t she basing her bubble at the PM’s official residence, rather travellng back & forth to Auckland of the weekends?

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  9th April 2020

          If the PM says it’s all right, why is everyone else making such a hoohah ? He probably doesn’t stop anywhere on the way.

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          • duperez

             /  9th April 2020

            Maybe she’s doing that to confuse people. Those spending their lives saying how incapable she is and everything she does and says is silly now have a conundrum.🙃

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          • Duker

             /  9th April 2020

            “If the PM says it’s all right”… where does the PM say ‘its all right ‘ ?
            I ones I see have Bridges saying its all right and the PM is in Wellington ( not travelling back to her child in Auckland)
            Ardern says this ( transcript from Press Conference 6th Apr)
            “Media: In your mind, has Simon Bridges breached the rules by travelling from Tauranga to Wellington?
            PM: I have not made—and it’s not for me to make—a determination as to how the Leader of the Opposition determines himself when we’re dealing with essential services,

            I think wenow know The PM DIDNT say it was all right but was KIND about him and his two bubbles and its up to him – as of course she cant order him around anyway.

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      • Duker

         /  9th April 2020

        “Even the PM has approved Simon Bridges commuting to the Epidemic Committee meetings.”
        Really
        Bridges has 3 homes, he could quite easily stay in the Wellington one like the PM does..shes separated from her child too.
        As usual Bridges makes sure he is where the cameras and microphones are

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  9th April 2020

      Emmerson is an unimportant idiot.

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      • Gezza

         /  9th April 2020

        Quite funny tho.

        Anyway so what?

        Trump’s an important idiot & he’s farkin hilarious without even knowing it.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  9th April 2020

          Emmerson is very rarely funny. 99% of the time he is just bigoted nasty like this example.

          Trump is actually much funnier much more often. So is Boris.

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          • Gezza

             /  9th April 2020

            Johnson knows it, and means to be funny.

            Trump doesn’t know it, and goes apeshit on Twitter when gets larfed at.

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          • Blazer

             /  10th April 2020

            you have to have a SOH to find things funny Al.

            Tories are far too austere to have…one.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  10th April 2020

              Go on, B. You’re so often so wrong you’re funny.

            • Blazer

               /  10th April 2020

              and you’re so…right…you’re ..hilarious.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  10th April 2020

              Glad I can make you happy, B. Not much else does.

  3. Conspiratoor

     /  9th April 2020

    Not sure if this has been covered here but Google’s mobility graphs are interesting. Compared with others we appear to be taking the lockdown more seriously with most concentrated at home at one extreme and workplaces cleared out at the other end

    https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  9th April 2020

      Our Government is far more efficient at killing businesses. Pharmacists are saying they will be the next casualties.

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