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by gottago
Thu 09 Jul, 2020 13.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1688
Views: 371070

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The John Lewis closures don't seem awful in the grand scheme of things (job cuts aside), mostly their small at home and their two tiny travel stores. I read on Twitter that the Watford branch has been rent free for some time and if they can't make it work without that overhead then what hope would i...
by gottago
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 11.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think the variations on providing contact details are down to another case of the terms 'guidance' and 'rules' being used interchangeably by the government, with it not really being clear what is and isn't law. Thinking about this further, if someone tests positive, informs the pub and then they ...
by gottago
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 20.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

My prediction is that next weekend is actually likely to be quieter in the pubs, not busier. Although I know a hell of a lot of people who specifically avoided this weekend because of how busy they thought it would be and are going next weekend instead, it could snowball if everyone's thinking the ...
by gottago
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 18.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

About 2 people clapping here for the NHS clap, everyone here did it during the weekly applause. Me and a couple of friends tried a few pubs yesterday near Shoreditch and it was a pretty good experience, didn't book anywhere either. Security very much have the same job as those at supermarkets. Every...
by gottago
Fri 26 Jun, 2020 11.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1688
Views: 371070

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Pret sales down 80% and they're only able to pay 30% of their rent. I'm sure it won't collapse but I think this will be the end of seeing Pret on pretty much every city centre street (well in London at least) given their core market is office workers at lunch. I noticed when they first reopened a fe...
by gottago
Sat 20 Jun, 2020 17.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I’m impressed with the efficiency of the test. We got our results back this afternoon - negative. From test to results it was no more than 26 hours. I do question having been offered the test though. It seems like testing for the sake of it! And to help fiddle the government’s figures. What's wrong...
by gottago
Mon 15 Jun, 2020 23.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Westfield Stratford was an odd experience today. About 70% of shops open, some queuing systems for the more popular shops had to be positioned some way away because there was no space any closer to the store, a lot of totally dead shops, hand sanitiser everywhere. Not a fantastically fun experience...
by gottago
Mon 15 Jun, 2020 23.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Westfield Stratford was an odd experience today. About 70% of shops open, some queuing systems for the more popular shops had to be positioned some way away because there was no space any closer to the store, a lot of totally dead shops, hand sanitiser everywhere. Not a fantastically fun experience ...
by gottago
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 16.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I'm wondering how many non-essential stores will have hand sanitiser on the door? HMV is going to do it at the 93 English stores they're reopening on Monday, which will allow customers to handle the stock safely. I can't believe even a global pandemic couldn't kill off HMV (yet). Although I suppose...
by gottago
Tue 26 May, 2020 18.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 190
Views: 18654

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

For me it all stems down to the fact that he is one of the most powerful figures in Downing Street and realistically would have no issue in sourcing childcare in London through Number 10. If my boss can find overnight childcare from external sources in even these times then I'm confident the corrido...
by gottago
Mon 25 May, 2020 18.07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 445384

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

My local Sainsbury's has been struggling to offer any eggs at all lately. Now the only ones available are an own-brand 12 pack of bright white-shelled eggs. They are wheeled into place on plastic pallets and the packaging is clear plastic as opposed to a normal cardboard egg box. Seems odd - is eve...