Examples of silly, stupid or selfish behaviour in the current environment..

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    We all need to vent..

    This is one of my favourite examples so far..

    Mountain rescuers were forced to help a walker with no experience and wearing trainers who got stuck up a 3,000ft (900m) Snowdonia peak, despite warnings to avoid taking risks.
    Six Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team volunteers had to rope the man to safety and escorted him off Tryfan, after he became stuck in a steep gully on Monday.
    Mountain rescue teams have pleaded for walkers not to take risks because of the virus crisis.

    The team today posted on their web page after Monday's rescue: "His parting question:


    'Where can I go tomorrow to take photos?'"
     
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    An older man who I would take an educated guess was well over 70 and in the at risk category wandering around the local market town taking pictures of the river etc, things that were there before and will still be there after covid-19
     
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    If you must post yet another CV19 thread, please at least put it in correct section.

    Moving thread. :)
     
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    I don’t know - have we?
     
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    Yeah.
     
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    And yet you have time and inclination to post. Curious...

    Feel free to trot on by...
     
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    But will he?

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    Oh God no...we can do this even when there is no C19...be thankful you're in the country with a big garden, you can escape. I'm looking after one of our businesses, a self storage facility...I'm an essential worker at the moment. But everybody around us has gone home. Quieter than Christmas Day.
     
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    On my local BBC news last night in a town centre:
    1 man couldn’t understand why the Bank was only letting 2 people at a time in
    An elderly couple doing there “normal shopping” and surprised when the reporter told them about the lockdown as they don’t watch the News cos it’s rubbish
    Gang of 4 youths shouting at the cameras “ No one’s effing stopping us going out”

    I’m not a religious man but pray for karma
     
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    Pretty stupid, but of course Monday was before the 'lockdown' so he wasn't breaching any actual Govt. guidelines at that time. I would guess a lot of other of people needed help from emergency services while engaged in 'non-essential activities' over the weekend & Monday (boating, sports, mountain biking, horse riding, etc.).
     
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    Send him the rescue bill.
     
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    My wife works for Volvo and she told me the following.

    Mum, dad and 2 kids under the age of 10 arrived yesterday to pick up their new car.

    Mum and 2 young kids brought their car in because she wanted the service dept to re-align the Volvo sign on the front grill.
     
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    This is probably just a normal weekend in Snowdonia (or the lakes). I’ve seen some very poorly prepared people on various U.K. mountains at times. Tryfan is said to be the only mountain in Wales that can’t be climbed without using your hands, no matter which route you take. It’s not a climb to be taken lightly.
     
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    Shoddy workmanship :)
    It’s surprising how many dealers are incapable of putting number plates on straight on a new car.
     
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    I will be going out walking , and taking pictures as I do so too . It is called exercise , is absolutely allowed , and in fact encouraged in order to get fresh air on a daily basis .

    Why did you think something wrong with what he was doing ???
     
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    70+year olds are in the at risk and been told to stay isolated for 12 weeks to save their ow lives.

    Nothing wrong with what he was doing, just ignoring all the precautions and regulations that have been stipulated for him.

    It's like the weekend all over again, the 'I'm ok attitude '
     

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