Today is Tuesday 7th July

Town is manic.
Social distancing has gone out of the window, nobody is giving anyone an inch (except locals trying to) and grockles are ramming anyone who gets in their way with mobility scooters.
We had a jacket and outdoor coat to take up to the charity shop as they are miles too big for us and taking up valuable space in the wardrobe. Donations are now through the back door, and the girl on the till is surrounded by perspex. I noted she was wearing neither mask nor gloves like I was.

Over to the card shop and I was working my way through the baskets out front on the pavement, making sure people could move behind me. I heard two angry voices, then realised they were directed at me.
‘Get out of the bloody way! You’re hogging the pavement!’
It was two fat arses on mobility scooters, the one in front actually caught my leg as I whipped round the four other baskets to go on the other side. I won’t print what they said as they went by. I was livid as I damn well live here!!
I found what I wanted, then went inside for another browse. Four people followed me in. None of them kept their distance so I went to the back of the shop, but there was nothing there I wanted. Soon it was just me and an elderly gentleman talking to himself so I took advantage and went through all of the stock. I was almost at the bottom of the final selection when two more fat arses came in demanding I get out of their way. The owner intervened asking if they were after anything specific and could she help them, but they were equally rude to her.
I spent another £7 today, but having exhausted all of the trimmings of interest to me,  there is no need for me to go back now.

From there, we drove a couple of miles down to the next town to get Hubby’s yogurt as the Co-Op there is the only place that stocks the ones that help his reflux. No social distancing, people everywhere, and nobody giving any consideration to anyone else. The good news was that Hubby walked straight in. The better news was that someone came to the door and started to monitor numbers, much to the annoyance of a lady I’d put in her 70s who thought it her right to waltz in and not have to wait like everyone else in the queue.

If we had any doubt that madness is upon us, that has been totally eradicated as the Circus is setting up. I kid you not. Who knew that Bojo and his clowns were planning on entertaining us from the Big Top. Last year, it was here for the entire Summer. Great (not).

Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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37 Responses to Today is Tuesday 7th July

  1. Liz says:

    Oh my goodness. What a day for you. X

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Disgusting!! I know shopkeepers are really hurting and need business. But I have to say I would refuse to serve people who are rude and I would ask them to leave my shop. I have zero tolerance for this sort of behaviour.

    • I don’t have much tolerance of them either Fransi. I just wish they’d go home. We accept it in the Summer as it’s expected, and we can keep out of the way as we’re at the other end of town, but with the virus running rife, we’re all at risk. I’ve just come back from half walking the dog……..I had to turn round as a group of 6 I didn’t know were coming out of the estate, and when I got to the cut through, 8 to 10 were on the other side of the road, their voices (and language) carrying about fifty feet in front of them who were also coming in my direction, Luckily Maggie had done her business by then.

  3. It’s hard living in a resort town during high season. People aren’t particularly nice normally. Put a lot of them together and it’s chaos. I’m not a fan of mobility scooters in stores. I’ve been hit by them several times. A few weeks ago a woman backed up without looking and almost ran me over. It was in an aisle in a store. No reason to ramp up to racing speed.

  4. People are seriously angry right now. Walking, driving – doing anything.
    Sociologist warned Lock Downs would cause unrest and mental health issues…also caused by the constant back and forth of what it true about the virus and what is not…it reverses daily. People have just had it.
    Normally adults on bikes ride in the streets here – everyone lets little kids on the sidewalk to keep them safe. But recently some adults are bound and determined to ride on the sidewalks – even when there’s no car traffic in the street – with such angry glares at the couples/dog walkers strolling as normal. Sometimes we manage to jump off if they are going really fast and pull Molly over just in time, sometimes I just stand my ground and make them move. And adult on golf carts (local transportation for some around here) are starting to do the same.
    What is wrong with people?
    Thank goodness for dogs – Molly is large enough and stands firmly, so no one will take exception with her there.
    As you say – the clowns are rabid.
    Stay safe – from the angry people

    • I know exactly what you mean. Maggie isn’t a big dog, and a couple gave us no space when we were walking her this morning, so I dropped back with her whilst they crowded Hubby. He kept on walking, sticks and all, and they were not happy in the least. The guy had to go out into the road and the woman nearly took Hubby’s stick out from under him in her scooter. I actually saw them pushing the point in town too. It’s a double edge sword here. The town needs the tourist trade, but those who are coming don’t care about the residents, circumstances or repercussions. After all, when they leave, they leave it all behind for us to clear up (or fall). We stick to the estate to walk Maggie, as are most of our dog walking friends. Some venture up onto the prom and wish they hadn’t.
      Keep safe my friend

  5. Most everyone here are obeying the mask mandate. The exceptions are my neighbors who continue to have parties with cars and cars of guests without a mask in sight. I assume they figure that because they are in their homes they can do as they wish. It makes me very nervous.

  6. Maggie says:

    Why is anyone playing the role of tourist? I am staying home. Of course here we are far from this thing even calming down thanks to our inept government. We went to the grocery store early this morning. Everyone was masked and keeping their distance thankfully.

    • Hi Maggie. It’s always bad here in the Summer anyway, but with current circumstances, common sense has disappeared as if they think in a different place it won’t matter. We had been lucky and were one of the lowest infected areas in the country, but that is likely to change and the residents are worried. Who can blame them. I know we are!! People we know are being sensible with masks, gloves and distancing. Those that have gone back to work are anxious, but as prepared as they can be. That is until the visitors come and have no respect for other people, let alone give a hoot for our safety as long as they have a good time.
      I still can’t get over the Circus coming to town!

  7. Chris Hall says:

    Shocking behaviour, Really, I’d have hoped for better but…

  8. You’re obviously a lady. I’d have turned on either set of fat assed entitled morons and given them a strip off their freakin’ hides. If one hit me with their scooter (even brushed my leg), I’d possibly have been arrested for assault because I’d have clocked them a good one right back. C-19 has a lot to answer for, not the least of which is the shocking decline in manners. I’m sorry you had such a vile experience, and I know you were masked up and probably gloved too. Good for you for setting such a great example. Too bad the people who need the most education were blindered..

    • Goes with the territory of living in a holiday resort to some extent I suppose, but tempers are frayed as frustration and anger takes hold.
      We’re keeping out of the way, so will walk Maggie round the estate and shop elsewhere. At least I know what she has now, and most is of no interest to me.

  9. Carol anne says:

    Fat arses, Lol! Your cracking me up Di! I love your sense of humour! Even though I don’t know that you were meaning to be funny, but you are! 😀

  10. willowdot21 says:

    Sorry you had such a bad experience shopping yesterday. I was not really up to par. Life is full of madness, I miss going out with Ruby but with the drain it would be madness too. So I behave. Mind you days like yesterday and today I don’t want to go out I don’t feel up to it.
    Why are people so ignorant and rude. I hope they fall off their mobility scooters!!! Stay safe 💜 💜💜

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