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 on: November 26, 2021, 11:30:00 PM 
Started by sumpnz - Last post by Bogie
No prob... They like the sticks.

 32 
 on: November 26, 2021, 11:17:38 PM 
Started by Bogie - Last post by Bogie
I've always been kind of curious: how does the mall santa gig work?  Is the mall itself that sets that up, or do you work for some third party "hire a santa" company?  Do you accept a contract ahead of time for specific days/times and specific pay?

How did you go about getting into it?

The mall contracts with what is basically a photo company, which contracts with Santa. To do it right, same Santa, every day, all day, because it wouldn't do to have a kid see different Santas.
 
It pays well enough that it is hopefully going to be part of the retirement. But I might just freelance.
 
I was told that I was the best in St. Louis back when I was doing it. Went back to full-time employment for the benefits.
 
I am very young for a Santa, by the way.

 33 
 on: November 26, 2021, 11:12:08 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by Bogie
We're planning a wake for a friend of mine who "did everything right."
 
I'm sure she wore a mask when she went to get her booster shot.

 34 
 on: November 26, 2021, 11:10:29 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by RoadKingLarry
Seatbelts have actually been proven to save lives and reduce injury. Neither the vax or masks can say the same.

 35 
 on: November 26, 2021, 10:45:49 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by Nick1911
As my wife Swmbo and I say...you are gonna get it or not.  Nothing you do including getting the jab will negate that.

I mean... it's not a false dichotomy, because those are in fact the two outcomes.  But I think fatalism ignores things we can do to shift odds.  We can influence the probably towards a given outcome with our actions.  And that's really all the mask thing is - reducing the probably of transmission my some amount.

Would you agree that the following statement is a good reason to not wear a seatbelt?
"You are gonna die in a car wreck or not.  Nothing you do including wearing a seat belt will negate that."

 36 
 on: November 26, 2021, 10:33:10 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by MechAg94
Masks are useful but not perfect.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33087517/

Important takeaway:
Offering a sarcastic critique without explanation is retarded.
That second quote is pretty much what I figured.  Larger droplets, etc. can be stopped or caught by the mask, but not everything.  I still think the social distancing is the most effective thing done.  Also, for whatever reason, coughing and sneezing in public seems to happen far far less than before. 

The social distancing is about the only thing I still do for the most part.  Most people I see still do it.  They may not stick to 6 feet, but compared to 2019, it is a big difference.  Very few people wear a mask here unless they are required to for work. 

 37 
 on: November 26, 2021, 10:27:26 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by grampster
As my wife Swmbo and I say...you are gonna get it or not.  Nothing you do including getting the jab will negate that. 

 38 
 on: November 26, 2021, 10:25:25 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by Andiron
The mask thing has some reasonable efficacy.  Then the .gov stepped in with pointless and draconian mandates only the military could love.  And here we are.

I laugh at every moron I see driving down the road, alone, wearing a mask.

Well done.  We've taken a PPE measure that actually had the slightest bit of efficacy and turned it into a covid cult rite.  *expletive deleted*ing morons.

Had we played this right, we could've ended up like the Japs, where wearing a mask while sick is the polite thing to do.  Good *expletive deleted*ing luck now.

 39 
 on: November 26, 2021, 10:10:45 PM 
Started by ConstitutionCowboy - Last post by cordex
Out of curiosity, how do you know where you caught it?
I got it last year while doing all the things, but I have no idea where.

 40 
 on: November 26, 2021, 10:00:57 PM 
Started by zahc - Last post by Boomhauer
They sure do like to pull these names right out of their asses to try to stir up fear donít they?


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