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Is opening the pubs on a Saturday a good idea?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:38 PM.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I am full of worry as I might even go myself under pressure from friends and family. Dear that a second spike will be the result and fear that people just won’t behave and will embrace etc and do daft things. Better to have started on a Monday. Just my thought. Gradual ease into it. I suppose you don’t have to go! Anyone else going?
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  2. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Don't go, dear red. Buy a six pack and stick by the telly!
    Pomza, ms honey, agathamorse and 4 others like this.
  3. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Haha!! Not a great one drinking at home though.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    If I was in Wales I wouldn't go out the door. But I am in Northern Ireland and next Tuesday (@josienig) I will be angling in Toomans and having a pint in Fox's establishment.
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  5. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Pubs not opening in Wales racs. Don’t get your point!
    I assume pubs opening there next week then?
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  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    We are leading the way.
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  7. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Wish I was there. You could buy the first pint!
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  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    A good idea? Lol, no.


    I love a beer in the pub, but I won't be going in my local for a long time yet.
    Pomza, Dragonlady30 and red_observer like this.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It would be a pleasure.
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  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Interesting. Because? Feel a bit nervous? Even sitting outside?
  11. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

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  12. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    There are so many people not working that it wouldn't make much difference. Every day is like a weekend, hence the scenes on Bournemouth beach on a weekday.

    To answer your question, no I won't be going. It appears you will now need an app to order a drink and since I don't have a smartphone I now seem to excluded from going to the [pub.
    agathamorse, WB and ajrowing like this.
  13. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Go to our local this weekend? Are you mad? We live in a little village with a tiny pub. Queue up. give all my details 2m separation? I'd rather stay at home.
  14. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    I would imagine quite a few people won't go but they will be outbalanced by London protesters and Liverpool supporters, among others.
    Pomza and WB like this.
  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    It's far from safe currently.
    red_observer likes this.
  16. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    "Stay alert" and having a few pints down the pub seem contradictory to me.

    Perhaps a a new slogan is called for? "Here we go" could work. Go to the pub, go and fly on Holiday, go and get ill, go and forget the last couple of months, go and put other people at risk, go to Hospital...
  17. pair_of_argyles

    pair_of_argyles Occasional commenter

    It is interesting that amongst all of my gang who go out very regularly - pub/club etc the consensus is that we will all remain well away from the pubs for quite some time, particularly this weekend

    Boris and Dom have effectively given every idiot (male and female) in Engerland* free rein to do *** they like on Saturday.

    Sadly far too many will - I just hope Mr. Darwin enforces his rules strictly

    *except in Leicester
  18. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

    A good idea? yes, of course, if the aim is to let it spread and let people die.

    If the aim was to leep people safe, the pubs wouldn't be opening.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    To be honest, I suspect I can socially distance more effectively outside in a pub beer garden than I could inside Tesco on my (now) comparatively rare shopping visits.

    My local will only be allowing customers into the garden area and not inside the pub other than to visit the lavatory (for which permission and a 'pass' will be needed), waiter/waitress service only and booking needed.

    Seems to be as safe as can be arranged.

    That said, the weather for Saturday isn't looking so good (showers and a fresh breeze) and in any event I shall be visiting my sister.
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  20. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    If the opening was planned for Monday people would be trashing pubs on Sunday.

    Next Friday night the pubs will be smashed up and landlords threatened if they don't open. People will urinate and defecate in pub gardens.

    Better to get some drugs and stay home.

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