Go Back   Customers Suck! > The Heart of the Site > General Work Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #771  
Old 10-23-2020, 09:32 PM
Kristev's Avatar
Kristev Kristev is online now
Tarot-carrying novelist.
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: No longer on the streets and that's wonderful.
Posts: 3,909
Default

Grand. Wishing a disease away doesn't work. The more people insist on living in fantasy, the harder the crash is ultimately going to be.
__________________
Customers should always be served . . . to the nearest great white.
Reply With Quote

  #772  
Old 10-23-2020, 11:51 PM
Nunavut Pants's Avatar
Nunavut Pants Nunavut Pants is offline
Warning: He thinks he's funny.
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,133
Default

Every time I see someone (or especially a group of someones!) out without a mask, I want to tell them "You're the f***ing reason this thing hasn't gone away already!"
__________________
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.
One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs." -- John Rogers
Reply With Quote

  #773  
Old 10-24-2020, 03:48 AM
NorthernZel's Avatar
NorthernZel NorthernZel is offline
Master of Numbah-Crunching
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 443
Default

And now it's our turn...

As of next week, there will be a mask mandate re: shopping in stores, visiting libraries etc. (basically "entering all premises that have public access"). Though elementary schools are exempted (which pisses Lil' Zel off big time, he actually liked online home-schooling )

And in full Yooropeen fashion, we're gonna go metric with a "rule of 10" when it comes to social bubbles.
__________________
A theory states that if anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for, it will be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

Another theory states that this has already happened.
Reply With Quote

  #774  
Old 10-24-2020, 09:46 PM
notalwaysright's Avatar
notalwaysright notalwaysright is offline
Escapee
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 3,106
Default

Quote:
Quoth Trixie View Post
coworker says quite loudly "WE DON'T MASK SHAME HERE!"
I have so much of a problem with this statement. This is not fat shaming. This is not shaming for race, religion, gender identity. Asking a person to follow state or county laws or mandates is NOT SHAMING. If someone walked in naked from the waist down and you said "you need to put on clothes to shop here" is that shaming?
__________________
Replace anger management with stupidity management.
Reply With Quote

  #775  
Old 10-25-2020, 12:16 AM
Kit-Ginevra's Avatar
Kit-Ginevra Kit-Ginevra is offline
Official CS tillgirl fondler!
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Dancing under the stars of Selryndar...
Posts: 1,278
Default

Last week,it had to be explained to someone why even though a balaclava may indeed be a face covering, it's not really the most suitable one to wear when you're visiting the bank....
__________________
The Copyright Monster has made me tell you that my avatar is courtesy of the wonderful Alice XZ.And you don't want to annoy the Copyright Monster.
Reply With Quote

  #776  
Old 10-25-2020, 01:18 AM
csquared's Avatar
csquared csquared is offline
Loanshark IT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: On the verge of Cumming... GA
Posts: 1,570
Default

Quote:
Quoth Kit-Ginevra View Post
Last week,it had to be explained to someone why even though a balaclava may indeed be a face covering, it's not really the most suitable one to wear when you're visiting the bank....
Wearing a balaclava in a bank is not good. The material used in a balaclava is not a tight enough weave to catch the respiratory droplets. And, like a neck gaiter, may diffuse the droplets, making the situation worse than not wearing a mask at all.

Among other reasons...
__________________
Life is too short to not eat popcorn.
Save the Ales!
Toys for Tots at Rooster's Cafe

Last edited by csquared; 10-25-2020 at 01:21 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #777  
Old 10-25-2020, 02:38 AM
KuariKaydrith's Avatar
KuariKaydrith KuariKaydrith is offline
Resident dyheli wrangler...
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Big Island in Atlantic Canada
Posts: 766
Default

Today my boss set me a task of calling around to the other hotels in the city to find out if they are doing any sort of screening when their guests check in. It's certainly not easy to find direct numbers for many of the local hotels, and when talking to the call center it's the same answer "it depends on what local policies are in place"...and my province doesn't have a strict mandate hotels are supposed to be following, basically leaving it up to each hotel to do whatever they want. Ugh.
Reply With Quote

  #778  
Old 10-25-2020, 06:13 PM
notalwaysright's Avatar
notalwaysright notalwaysright is offline
Escapee
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 3,106
Default

Quote:
Quoth Kit-Ginevra View Post
Last week,it had to be explained to someone why even though a balaclava may indeed be a face covering, it's not really the most suitable one to wear when you're visiting the bank....
It would be fine here. If you're lucky enough to have a bank with open lobbies, you are required to wear a mask. I know, a year ago this would be stupid, but today it's standard.

The other day I had to go in a store to do a return and this place has it's line roped off, so you have to enter a little maze like at the airport. Instead of doing that, the couple who came up while my return was being processed walked around the side (so not saving any walking or time) and stood directly beside me at the counter. Just... Why. Even without a pandemic, this is rude. I'm sort of did a snort/laugh and turned sideways to stare at them. The wife walked away and the husband moved the box back a bit. I guess I radiate "back off" even with most of my face hidden.
__________________
Replace anger management with stupidity management.
Reply With Quote

  #779  
Old 10-25-2020, 07:05 PM
Dreamstalker's Avatar
Dreamstalker Dreamstalker is offline
Philosophical Tomato
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Not where I think I am
Posts: 5,309
Default

I'm now having to deal with SCs who roll up to the register with their nose hanging out (or the entire mask is down on their chin). About half of those pull their mask back UP when asked, the rest take it off completely with a "nyah-nyahSEE" stare. One who was craning their head around the barrier to get in my face got huffy when I stepped back and stated that I was not continuing until they put their mask on properly and moved back; when SC finally relented when the line started complaining, my CDH apologized to him for the "trouble" and gave him some sort of coupon This is a public health crisis, not an out-of-stock product or misbehaving pinpad.

I have yet to get an answer from our management on whether we can refuse to serve people who don't pull it up. Tthere's a big sign outside "Per government order a mask is required to shop in this store"...a lot of people wear it correctly to go in, then take it off when shopping and they seem to know we don't have the ability or manpower to make them comply.
__________________
"I am quite confident that I do exist."
"Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up." The Doctor
Reply With Quote

  #780  
Old 10-25-2020, 11:08 PM
csquared's Avatar
csquared csquared is offline
Loanshark IT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: On the verge of Cumming... GA
Posts: 1,570
Default

Went to an Air Show yesterday, They did it "Drive in". You paid per vehicle. Each ticket got a parking space and a tailgate space.

The rules were clearly stated:
1. If you leave you space, you must wear a mask.
2. Do not enter other peoples spaces.

I would estimate less than 10% of the people who walked past had masks on. Want to guess how many people cut THROUGH my space?
__________________
Life is too short to not eat popcorn.
Save the Ales!
Toys for Tots at Rooster's Cafe
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.