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View Poll Results: How socially distant have you been? See OP for detail.
1 - I'm much more socially distant (limited contact) than Westley 34 36.17%
2 - I'm somewhat more socially distant than Westley 30 31.91%
3 - I'm about as socially distant as Westley 19 20.21%
4 - I'm less socially distant than Westley 8 8.51%
5 - I'm much less socially distant than Westley 2 2.13%
42 - Other, don't want to answer, etc 1 1.06%
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:32 PM
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I voted about the same. Things I've done since 3/16:

Went to the grocery store once. Wife has been a couple times.

My lawnmower died so I took it to a shop. There was 1 guy there. We practiced social distancing but I did have to touch a pen. Washed hands well afterwards.

Had a previous Dr appt. Did not get close to any patients. Tech gave me an allergy test while she was wearing a mask, but otherwise I practiced social distancing.

I have gone for a walk most days and a bike ride on a couple. I try to give everyone a wide berth.

I've been doing a lot of cooking. I have not done any takeout food but I will for sure. I won't do delivery right now though for fear of people needing to work despite being ill.

It's only the wife and me in the house. No one has been in, and we are both trying to stay safe.
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Wife is currently grocery shopping for first time in quite a few weeks.

No food delivery.

That has been it. Haven't even really taken a walk for leisure, but weekend weather has been crappy.

I gave myself a 1
I'm around this level and voted 1. Will need to grocery shop soon though.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:44 PM
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Iíve moved beyond the JD Salinger level, and am approaching the Howard Hughes level...reclusive later-years, not the movie mogul era. I havenít been to a barber recently, am growing a beard, and getting increasingly eccentric and germaphobic. If Netflix would only stream Ice Station Zebra Iíd be fully transformed.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:50 PM
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lol

I'm not that bad, but have seen one friend (grocery shopping only and didn't touch) and my gf and cashiers in the last two weeks, that's it, and I really only miss cleaning lady and the woman who cuts my hair. I was a shaggy mess before this all came down, so considering shaving my head rn.
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In the past two weeks I stocked up on liquor (based on PA closing some liquor stores but I dont live in PA) and went to the juice store once with my kids.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:08 PM
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Last contact outside the seven of us at home, Sunday 3/15. I kept 6 ft, but kids didn't (went to get last stuff from lockers, saw friends). We have spoken to neighbors outside at a distance. Teachers drove by, but stayed in their cars and we kept back.

With one exception, anything coming into house has been outside pickup (workers put items in trunk) or delivery - drop off, no direct contact with deliverer. Had a wall oven delivered 3/18, was within 6 ft of delivery persons, and they were inside house for about 10 minutes.

So, barring unforeseen circumstances, I will be more socially distant than Westley currently describes for the duration.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:14 PM
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In the last few weeks...

I go for a run when the weather allows (see maybe 3 or 4 people/dogs and I run around them). We get groceries delivered which my wife disinfects using procedures she learned on-line. We got a Binnie's Beverage Depot delivery, and my wife yelled at me for handing him my ID, instead of just showing it. I've driven thru for fast food 2 or 3 times. My wife dumps the containers immediately.

Not to different than my normal life (other than I like going to the grocery store). I'd give myself a 1.
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my wife yelled at me for handing him my ID, instead of just showing it.
Has been surprising to me how quickly we've all learned different habits. I tried to hand my ID to a bartender and she just kept her hands at her side and twisted her neck, of course I figured out what she was doing immediately and reacted appropriately once I spent one second thinking about it.

Similar with cashiers at 7-11, where I spread out my items on the counter with all of the bar codes facing the cashier and they wait patiently because they know what I'm doing. Or markers for where to stand in line at stores, etc.
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I tried to hand my ID to a bartender and she just kept her hands at her side and twisted her neck
Your first post didn't mention a bar. Was "local restaurant" a euphamism?

We've been pretty distant. Early last week we let our kids play with neighbor kids, but we were fine when the neighbors said they had to stop.

Since my wife is a scientist, she did our only grocery run. She said her lab practices would make her better about not touching things or her face. We are going to have our groceries delivered from now on, same with prescriptions.

We had pizza delivered once, threw the box away immediately.
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Good catch. It was in fact a local restaurant but I had forgotten it - Tuesday I picked up gf and she came over, we stopped on the way at our fav Mexican place - for margaritas.
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