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What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Blackrod » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:46 am

Quite a bit of ‘I’m alright jack’ attitude on here. This is a time when you see the true person. Who is doing something good for others perhaps more in need right now ? This is when everyone should pull together and political persuasion should get pushed to one side. I’m packing some bags now to drop off at elderly relatives and will be making a 2 hour round trip for this. Perhaps other losers are helping people they know that aren’t even relatives but can’t get out ?
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Post by Blackrod » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:47 am

I did mean ‘posters’ not ‘losers’ 😀
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by claretblue » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:52 am

I’m delivering a punnet of caviar and case of champagne to evensteadiereddie! 😇

:D
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:54 am

Not allowed out so im running "pub quiz" nights and general nattering via my web conferencing stuff with several mates joining in online.

Prize last night was 1kg of penne

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Post by claretblue » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:56 am

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Post by claretblue » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:58 am

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by evensteadiereddie » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:04 pm

claretblue wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:52 am
I’m delivering a punnet of caviar and case of champagne to evensteadiereddie! 😇

:D
No need, mate, already sorted!
But, for what it's worth, the local Barton Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Council team are asking for folk to help shop and deliver for the area's vulnerable. I'll be doing that at the end of the week after I've finally finished with a couple of shithouses...........no, not Ringo and his other account, we've got a couple of bathrooms need decorating. :lol:
First things first.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Picking up tablets for local ppl from the pharmacy.
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Post by Dyched » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:20 pm

Absolutely **** all. Seriously.

I dont feel I’m in a position too. Work is continuing as if everything is completely normal (catering trade). Whilst I’m healthy (what I know) I find it incredibly selfish. There is no way I’m going to continue normally outside of work. No seeing my mother this week. No seeing other friends/family. Whilst I don’t come into contact with the public directly I find working a stupid risk not really worth taking. I haven’t a clue what would happen wage wise if we did shut for a bit but I’ll be comfortable until the later months of the year with changes etc.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by evensteadiereddie » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:35 pm

Fair enough. Not everyone can or wants to.
Our local's open for business tonight and I shall, purely as a philanthropist, support it. But not as a newt.... ;)

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by BennyD » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:43 pm

Staying away from people; its the perfect excuse.
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by gandhisflipflop » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:46 pm

My grandparents are feeling really down at the moment which is worrying me. I'm calling them and going to do their shopping. Just worries me knowing they're worried. We sent panic buying and still working until further notice but it is very scary.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by MACCA » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:52 pm

Well I was behind an old lady at the tills in Asda earlier and after they had scanned all her items, she realised she had left her purse and money at home.
It was only £28.32 or something silly like that, so me being the gent I am, of course I helped her put it all back.

The bonus for me was there was pasta and tins that had sold out on the shelves in her items that I needed, so I could take those too.

Just goes to show if you do a good deed, it can pay you back in roundabout way.

We all need to pull together, helping each other in anyway we can.
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Bosscat » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:53 pm

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:35 pm
Fair enough. Not everyone can or wants to.
Our local's open for business tonight and I shall, purely as a philanthropist, support it. But not as a newt.... ;)
Just as a **** huh Edwardio ;)
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by bobinho » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 pm

I’m NOT spreading fear and anxiety all over anti-social media.

Least I can do...
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Top Claret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:59 pm

Doing the shopping for my 91 year old uncle and his bird. Shopping for in laws.

I honestly believe we won't be hit with this anywhere near the extent of Spain and Italy.
Reasons are that the Latins have closer families and live together. They use more cash than we do. Meet and Greet with a thousand kisses. Rarely wash hands after having a ****
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by MACCA » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Top Claret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Doing the shopping for my 91 year old uncle and his bird.
This is in no way a joke, but did you see any other pet food whilst you were getting you uncles or was there empty shelves?
Or was it a pet shop rather than supermarket?

As we went asda earlier and the usual big bags of food we buy our dog had all gone. They last him a month, so we wanted to get 1 just in case.

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Post by Top Claret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:17 pm

Not a feathered type, it's his lady friend
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Claretmatt4 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:25 pm

MACCA wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:10 pm
This is in no way a joke, but did you see any other pet food whilst you were getting you uncles or was there empty shelves?
Or was it a pet shop rather than supermarket?

As we went asda earlier and the usual big bags of food we buy our dog had all gone. They last him a month, so we wanted to get 1 just in case.
No need to be eating dog food yet Macca

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by MACCA » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:25 pm

Top Claret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Not a feathered type, it's his lady friend
Ah right.
Fair play Uncle Top Claret!

I'll try again at weekend.

Unless people know where they have the big 15kg bag of working dog, dog food

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by tarkys_ears » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:52 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:54 am
Not allowed out so im running "pub quiz" nights and general nattering via my web conferencing stuff with several mates joining in online.

Prize last night was 1kg of penne
**** me!! Big prizes involved!

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by jtv » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:19 pm

tarkys_ears wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:52 pm
**** me!! Big prizes involved!
Any chance of having a big 15kg bag of working dog, dog food for Macca to win? :D

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Volvoclaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:46 pm

Whys everyone stuttering today dog dog?😀

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Loyalclaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:55 pm

Informed OAP neighbours if they need anything they can call. They've set up online shopping, seems like a number of older people I've spoken to have had time to get prepared.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:57 pm

Loyalclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Informed OAP neighbours if they need anything they can call. They've set up online shopping, seems like a number of older people I've spoken to have had time to get prepared.
Id tell them to get a delivery booked in asap. Were looking at May before you can get a slot with tesco over here

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Post by Loyalclaret » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:05 pm

My mum was saying there's a two/three week wait for a slot with Morrisons

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Dazzler » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:19 am

Top Claret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:59 pm
the Latins have closer families and live together. ...Meet and Greet with a thousand kisses. Rarely wash hands after having a ****
You racist..
:( ;)

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by ZizkovClaret » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:29 am

Proof read the english auto google-translations of the Czech red cross volunteer guides for people volunteering to help old people make sure they have everything required.

That felt good.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:44 am

ZizkovClaret wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Id tell them to get a delivery booked in asap. Were looking at May before you can get a slot with tesco over here
Same here - no slots available at all for home delivery from Tesco. Not something I use very often but thought I'd better being stuck in the house self isolating. Seems it is not possible right now.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Burnley Ace » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:10 pm

Following the advice before it has to become an Order.

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Post by 1968claret » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:29 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:44 am
Same here - no slots available at all for home delivery from Tesco. Not something I use very often but thought I'd better being stuck in the house self isolating. Seems it is not possible right now.
CT are you in an at risk group? If so, don't risk it. If you live in burnley I am sure we can arrange for someone to get to the shops for you? I am in work at the moment but could probably help out tomorrow if you wish?

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:21 pm

1968claret wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:29 pm
CT are you in an at risk group? If so, don't risk it. If you live in burnley I am sure we can arrange for someone to get to the shops for you? I am in work at the moment but could probably help out tomorrow if you wish?
I’m 68 but have asthma, diabetes & high blood pressure.

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by HieronymousBoschHobs » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:26 pm

Yes if possible, maybe a thread for any clarets struggling to get out to buy food?

I’m coming back to Burnley today so I can do my parents shopping because they are self isolating but could probably do a run for others.

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Post by 1968claret » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:44 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:21 pm
I’m 68 but have asthma, diabetes & high blood pressure.
Let me know if you want me to get some essentials for you tomorrow CT. I am hazarding a guess that you will have my email address anyway as an admin :) but feel free to drop me a message and I can try and get stuff for you

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:59 pm

1968claret wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Let me know if you want me to get some essentials for you tomorrow CT. I am hazarding a guess that you will have my email address anyway as an admin :) but feel free to drop me a message and I can try and get stuff for you
What a brilliant offer, thanks so much. I think I'm going to be OK until next week and will see what happens then. Again, thanks.
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by FactualFrank » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:04 pm

Hopefully with all the greedy bastards stocking up for long term, and the supermarkets getting more staff, the 3+ week wait for a delivery will soon be shorter.

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Post by 1968claret » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:15 pm

Ok Tony no worries. Stay safe!
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Post by Bfcboyo » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:35 pm

I offered to do the washing up the other night.

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Post by Pimlico_Claret » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:48 pm

I live in a small private development, 24 flats in Clitheroe. The vast majority of the residents are over 70, even older and many live alone. Tonight I've placed a poster in the public areas to say that if anyone is having any problems with anything, then contact me, day or night.
I'm quite a bit younger, healthy and have the time available. I don't want a medal, it's just what seems to be the right thing to do.
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Post by Better Call Saul » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:35 pm

There is one Asian family that lives on the street where I live and this morning when I got up there was a note posted from the family to say that if we need any help during the Coronavirus crisis, for example shopping, to let them know and they left me their mobile phone number.

And before anyone comments. No they don’t run a chain of corner shops.
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Post by morpheus2 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:55 pm

MACCA wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:52 pm
Well I was behind an old lady at the tills in Asda earlier and after they had scanned all her items, she realised she had left her purse and money at home.
It was only £28.32 or something silly like that, so me being the gent I am, of course I helped her put it all back.

The bonus for me was there was pasta and tins that had sold out on the shelves in her items that I needed, so I could take those too.

Just goes to show if you do a good deed, it can pay you back in roundabout way.

We all need to pull together, helping each other in anyway we can.
Dude, youre a ******* saint

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by charlyt » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:32 am

Tesco delivery today. 20 items 'not available' and 'no substitute available.'
I'm 80 years old, live alone, disabled and order just what I need week by week. so who is 'nicking' the stuff I order?

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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by Top Claret » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:05 pm

Dazzler wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:19 am
You racist..
:( ;)
Not racist its a fact

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:13 pm

The local pub, which has been open all week - and which I've been to Weds, Thursday and, finally for a while , tonight - are offering the village's more vulnerable people free meals with free delivery , starting with bangers and mash on Monday and a menu that will vary day to day.
Apparently some local bigwig - no, not me, Ringo :lol: - has donated £5000 for the pub's cook and staff to source the ingredients as well as donating disposable plates and cutlery.
We start on Monday and have already got a squad of drivers volunteering to deliver, me and my bro signed up last night.
We knew it wasn't just a pub and so it's been proved. What a hell of a gesture.
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by ClaretAndJew » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:23 pm

I am keeping away from people as much as possible. That's literally one of the best things everyone can do.
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Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:25 pm

Not metaphorically, then ?

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