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 91 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:35:14 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jane
As much as I want to see restaurants remain open, some of them need to step up to the plate. Today I went out for falafel take-out at a place I've been many times. The young man who took my order at the counter was polite and helpful, but a few minutes later went outside to say hello to his buddies. First the hug, then handshakes. He wore a mask, but his buddies did not. He came indoors and resumed his duties without washing his hands. I found this off-putting. It wouldn't have bothered me pre-Covid, but it bothers me now. I think many people only wear a mask because it's mandatory and don't understand why it's important to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. People have gotten blase and it's no wonder that the case numbers have risen.

This is not good for business! Many of us now have higher standards for restaurants than we did before Covid. We want things to be clean!



Since you stop there often will you let the owner know.  Pre-covid not washing his hands would have bothered me.

 92 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:33:46 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jeanne
Jane, a few nights ago I started Barry Maitland's A RAVEN'S EYE. I like Maitland's work. He's a competent writer and has a different take than other mystery writers. The story revolves around two Swedish sisters, one of whom is named Freyja. I'd never heard the name until you posted that that's your granddaughter's name. This Freyja is strikingly attractive and extremely bright. Her sister is named Gudrun, which isn't nearly as pretty, IMO.

Jeannie do you think it will matter if I begin the series with this book?

It's not a series. I think all his books are stand-alones. But I must warn you that it's a murder mystery and yes, the sisters are killed. Not so happy in that respect.

 93 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:33:11 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jane
Richard has a philosophy:  If thereís a business you want around when this is all over, patronize them NOW.  Just yesterday he drove me to Hamilton to purchase yarn at Lambikinís Hideaway for that very reason.  Iím knitting a baby blanket for our great niece whoís due in January.

I agree in theory but haven't been doing it.  We really don't have many stores here that we frequented to begin with.  So far the local restaurants we eat at are open.  We have only been to Beaches once to eat there.  We purchased a large credit card from them just before the pandemic so we feel as if we are supporting them. 

 94 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:30:00 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jeanne
As much as I want to see restaurants remain open, some of them need to step up to the plate. Today I went out for falafel take-out at a place I've been many times. The young man who took my order at the counter was polite and helpful, but a few minutes later went outside to say hello to his buddies. First the hug, then handshakes. He wore a mask, but his buddies did not. He came indoors and resumed his duties without washing his hands. I found this off-putting. It wouldn't have bothered me pre-Covid, but it bothers me now. I think many people only wear a mask because it's mandatory and don't understand why it's important to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. People have gotten blase and it's no wonder that the case numbers have risen.

This is not good for business! Many of us now have higher standards for restaurants than we did before Covid. We want things to be clean!


 95 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:29:19 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jane
Jane, a few nights ago I started Barry Maitland's A RAVEN'S EYE. I like Maitland's work. He's a competent writer and has a different take than other mystery writers. The story revolves around two Swedish sisters, one of whom is named Freyja. I'd never heard the name until you posted that that's your granddaughter's name. This Freyja is strikingly attractive and extremely bright. Her sister is named Gudrun, which isn't nearly as pretty, IMO.

Jeannie do you think it will matter if I begin the series with this book?

 96 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:26:04 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jane
Jane, a few nights ago I started Barry Maitland's A RAVEN'S EYE. I like Maitland's work. He's a competent writer and has a different take than other mystery writers. The story revolves around two Swedish sisters, one of whom is named Freyja. I'd never heard the name until you posted that that's your granddaughter's name. This Freyja is strikingly attractive and extremely bright. Her sister is named Gudrun, which isn't nearly as pretty, IMO.



I hadn't heard of the name until they mentioned it as a possibility and fell in love with it.  They almost didn't give her the name as it is too popular these days. 

 97 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:24:07 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jane
The pain from this bladder stone has gotten worse, so Iím having an X-ray tomorrow and a doctorís appointment Thursday. If I last that long. Itís hard moving about.

:(   Vibes the pain eases up.

 98 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:20:12 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jeanne
On the positive side, the little vegan Italian restaurant has been doing fine. They have only one table -- a large one -- for family-style dining. The owner told me that business hasn't really changed since Covid, but it was mostly take-out and delivery to start with.

 99 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:19:01 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Ginny
The pain from this bladder stone has gotten worse, so Iím having an X-ray tomorrow and a doctorís appointment Thursday. If I last that long. Itís hard moving about.

Sorry to hear this, DR John G - hope you feel better soon.

 100 
 on: October 27, 2020, 04:17:48 PM 
Started by bk - Last post by Jeanne
I'm very sorry that Jerry's Deli is closing. I know what a staple it has been for BK.

As for restaurants here, the salad bar I used to frequent was a real loss. I went there not so much for salad, but for the sandwich bar, soup bar, and juice bar. They're doing catering now, but their options are far fewer. A real shame.

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