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  1. fir

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    What is it with some families, that seem to treat a trip to Asda as a day out for the kids?
    Just been to our local Asda and it is rammed with families of four, with prams, kids running up and down the aisles, touching everything they see.
    Even without Covid restrictions, I can’t ever remember a time when all four of us went Supermarket shopping. It’s just un necessary, and in the current climate hugely antisocial. Grrr!
     
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    But the pubs ........

    But the gyms ......

    But the restaurants ......
     
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    I know! None of it makes sense.
     
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    Single parents, particularly due to the new restrictions, can find it very difficult to find child minders. The new restrictions would actually make it impossible wouldn't they? You can't visit other households so you have to take the whole family to the shops. So instead of 1 family mixing, dozens and dozens of people are exposed to one another.
     
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    Not a problem with single parents - they do what they have to do. I’m talking about full families - Mum, Dad and kids. One of the adults should be staying at home with the kids. Obviously some people have genuine reasons for needing to take kids out, but the volume of people i witnessed today is staggering.
     
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    Best stay away from Ikea on a weekend. Lots of families treat it like a theme park.
     
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    Likewise I went to Barnsley last Saturday and was shocked by the sheer numbers of oaps out doing their shopping. Many without a mask or with their nose exposed.

    Seems to be no common sense in people limiting themselves whilst also going about their daily lives. If you're a family, leave the kids at home and carry in shopping. If you're elderly go out during the week when it's quieter.
     
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    maybe in normal circumstances they would drop the kids off at grandparents, aunties or friends. But they can’t so all family has to go
     
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    I think she's suggesting that in a typical family with 2 parents and kids then they don't need dropping off anywhere. Presumably if one adult left the house the other adult and kids could stay in it
     
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    This is exactly what I’m referring to.
    I don’t have a problem with those who can’t avoid it.
     
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    This answer is only about non Covid times...

    Kids should obviously be kept under control and not allowed to run around but shouldn’t well behaved kids be taken to the shop? You can teach them how to behave in a public place, teach them about healthy choices, money etc. I can think of loads of teaching opportunities taking kids to the shops. You wouldn’t want to do it alone though so it makes sense for both parents to go so one can do the actual proper shopping whilst one teaches the kid how to shop. Also, if it is a house where mum is at home with the kids of all the time then she might want to get out of the house but not be able to carry the shopping by herself (especially if no car) so everyone has to go along. Same with a disabled parent who may want to get out and about but can’t do shopping alone.
     
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    Nah - Just stay away from it permanently :D
     
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    I’ve always found if you do your shopping just after mid night there is a very welcome and distinct lack of brats around.
     
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    Nearly as bad as them descending on pubs during the weekend. Was trying to watch the match yesterday down the local and had the second half ruined by screaming kids watching cartoons at 150 decibels, while their parents shouted over them.

    Nothing against well behaved kids in pubs, but some (not all) parents seem to think its OK to get a few sherberts down and leave the kids to run around and generally annoy everyone.
     
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    I really thought that said bras for a minute
     
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    Just wishful thinking on your behalf I’m sorry to say.
     
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    We play badminton on tuesdays, either 4 or 6 of us on a court keeping apart and not shaking hands etc. Anyway, the last time we were sharing the hall with a bunch of spinners (exercise bikes) with a young woman shouting through a huge speaker along with loud music. That was bad enough, but when they blissfully shut up and they got off the bikes they immediately gathered together, cuddling each other (all 20-something women) and taking group selfies. Not much social distancing going on there....
     
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    The guidelines specifically mention that childminding arrangements should carry on whether formal or informal.
     
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    They can
     
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    Also, you have to queue 2 meters apart to get into the supermarket, then once inside it's carnage with people walking hither and thither plus stopping down the middle of aisles, ends of aisles
     
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