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A Covid 19 Lament

Postby George Stein » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:18 pm

We should have a Covid 19 Lament stream (strictly limited to the hobby). In my case, the March issue of Model Rail finally made it to USA bookstores. Great announcement for big British train show in April in Canada. (It's June 27th today). Doesn't really matter because the border between USA and Canada is closed to "non-essential" tourist travel!!! I will add, however, that mail service,although slower, has been excellent from UK shops that I usually order from. We'll get through this eventually. Remember, no political raves on the forum.

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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby End2end » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:41 pm

Our post comes about 3 hours later than usual and deliveries can take a day or 2 longer but to be honest, I'm a patient man and I don't care. :lol:
Just imagine, some of that post is bills. :evil: They can be as late as they like. :lol:
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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby Ironduke » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:51 pm

Australia Post had such an onrush of parcel deliveries, due to lockdowns ordering stuff online, that they cut the "normal" post deliveries to 2 times a week. That's ok though I guess. You only get bills and junk mail these days anyway.
I ordered two decoders from Tony's Trains in America in April and they've only just told me they are sending one of them last Friday. Apparently they have trouble with deliveries too.
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Postby End2end » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:56 pm

If there's one upside to all this, it's that junk mail and fraudulent phone calls have dropped to almost zero.:D
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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby cantmodelwontmodel » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:10 pm

well my income has dropped to about 20 to 25 per cent normal so can only afford food and essentials which means I am NOT receiving any parcels. I can't afford to buy anything :lol:

The world will be a very changed place when we come out of the other side of this with a few model shops going out of business and I suspect a lot of events will be permanently cancelled. I can even see the possibility of publishers going out of business and magazines disappearing ! I hope I am wrong but looking at what is going on locally with businesses disappearing left right and centre and a complete lack of consumer confidence we are in for a very rough ride
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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:52 pm

I am so glad that I moved job four years ago, I was working for a heavy engineering company and decided on something new, so I joined a Life Sciences Company, a major supplier or processed raw materials to the Pharma industry, I am currently working flat out on ensuring that all the correct documentation s in place for COVID 19 test kits, antibody teat kits and possible vaccines. If there is one industry that is booming ad likely to stay that way it is this one!

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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby End2end » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:21 pm

They told us to lockdown,

Workplaces almost all.

At home, some days I do some work,

Some days I do.....

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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby Byegad » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:48 pm

End2end wrote:If there's one upside to all this, it's that junk mail and fraudulent phone calls have dropped to almost zero.:D
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Sadly the phone calls have started up again. I've had 3 'your service provider couldn't draw your direct debit and we'll cut you off unless you press one to pay' s and an offer of a refund from HMRC this week.

They must think I'm stupid. Maybe I am, but not that stupid!

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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby End2end » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:49 pm

OK sure I'll press one..... "answerphone... on". :lol:
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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby End2end » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:55 pm

What do you get if you cross Covid with a great massive sized xylophone?






Most of the alphabet! :shock:
:lol: :lol:
It must be Friday.
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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby Roger (RJ) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:25 pm

Byegad wrote:
End2end wrote:If there's one upside to all this, it's that junk mail and fraudulent phone calls have dropped to almost zero.:D
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Sadly the phone calls have started up again. I've had 3 'your service provider couldn't draw your direct debit and we'll cut you off unless you press one to pay' s and an offer of a refund from HMRC this week.

They must think I'm stupid. Maybe I am, but not that stupid!



I had a phone call one Saturday a few years ago telling me I was going to get a tax refund. Didn't believe it of course. 3 days later I had a claim form arrive and did get a refund after a week or so. :D

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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby alan_r » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:33 pm

New Covid masks for the railway enthusiast :lol:
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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby Footplate » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:39 pm

Great looking mask Alan. It’s been great no idiot callers, but yes the post is normally late on a daily basis. :lol:

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Re: A Covid 19 Lament

Postby Bigmet » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:04 pm

alan_r wrote:New Covid masks for the railway enthusiast

No wiper to keep your specs condensation free? :D I could quite fancy a Deltic styled one with the windscreens as integral goggles...

One of our family at a 'Zoom' gathering was wearing a very natty mask in 'Silence of the Lambs' style. Except that it wasn't a mask, but theatrical greasepaint very skillfully applied. (Flat full of Thespians, darling.)


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