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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: Economic Impact of Corona Virus
« Last post by daniel1948 on Today at 11:48:12 AM »
Thank you, Harry.
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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: General COVID-19 Discussion
« Last post by daniel1948 on Today at 11:45:37 AM »
Our local Food Lion here in E Tennessee has online ordering with curbside pickup. We’ve used it 3 times so far. Not without some risk, but certainly better than going into a store.

I don't trust them to pick out the freshest produce for me. Though if I keep getting my produce from the farmers market that would not be a concern. There's a grocery delivery company here, but they charge $45 for delivery.
In a catastrophic global pandemic 'not the freshest produce' seems like an absolute non issue.

$45 for delivery is bonkers though.

They justify it by saying they do the shopping, the delivery, and for arriving visitors they will take the groceries into your condo and stock your shelves. Obviously this is for normal times. You can arrive to a stocked pantry. There's no mention on their web site of a discount for home service where they leave the groceries at your front door.

Safeway's web site mentions both delivery service and pick-up service (similar to Kroger's click-list). But to find out if my local Safeway even offers the service I'd have to sign up for an account. However, with the shortages, I don't think it would be worth it. I kind of need to go into the store and make my decisions when I see what's available.

Five more confirmed cases on Maui, 25 now. No details on the most recent cases, but for the state overall, 80% are people arriving in the state. And new arrivals now have to self-quarantine for 14 days. It's illegal to stop at a store on their way from the airport to their lodging, but there's nobody accompanying them to enforce that.
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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: COVID-19.jpg
« Last post by daniel1948 on Today at 11:22:50 AM »
At grocery stores, especially.  They almost always offer cash back that has to be declined, and they frequently want a PIN, which also has to be declined. Sometimes if you decline they’ll want you to sign the screen.

We don't have that here at all.

No need to touch the screen when using ApplePay at the Safeway in Kihei.

At the farmers market near me they've just begun accepting credit cards. You slide your card into a reader, they press some buttons on their screen, then you have to sign your illegible scrawl on the screen before removing your card. I don't know which is preferable: touching that screen or using cash. They don't accept ApplePay. But there's few people there these days and it's wide open to the fresh air. I have not been to the Safeway in over a week, so I don't know if they're crowded these days.
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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: COVID-19.jpg
« Last post by Captain Video on Today at 10:29:09 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for a place
« Last post by stands2reason on Today at 10:27:40 AM »
In case you're wondering, things have not changed, and it's basically the same nonsense as usual. I felt bad about my last post. Again, literally what I am experiencing is a family member lying to me, being duplicitous, pretending to be unstable, pretending to change her mind and not remember what she tells me. And again, this is not new, this is the same act she has been doing for years.

I didn't want to say anything at first, but I pretty much figured it was just going to be quiet for a little while, then back to the same nonsense. Like clockwork, a month and a day or two after I almost got kicked out, my mother resumed her usual drama. She basically suggests she doesn't want me to have a journal. It's basically like when I was growing up: she would repeat these stories over and over about her supposed mentally ill brother. In retrospect, it's obvious she was just saying what she wanted to happen to me.

Again, if it sounds like I am confused, the point is that I am in a situation where the other person is acting mental, and it's supposed to make me sound mental just for describing what's happening.
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Books / Re: Rate the last book you just read
« Last post by Sawyer on Today at 10:12:51 AM »
The Tangled Tree by David Quammen - 7/10

For content, 10/10.  For style ... kind of a letdown compared to Quammen's other books.  It turns out there's not a good way to write about the muddled mess of phylogenitics that is both scientifically accurate and constantly engaging.  I would still recommend this book to anyone that wants to know about the revisions to the tree of life that have happened over the past 60 years.  Just be prepared to get tired of hearing about horizontal gene transfer in a five dozen different species.

Also points off for Quammen making multiple trips to interview people in Champaign/Urbana and purposely eating at "some generic pizza place".  I mean come on I know it's not Chicago, but were your hosts not able to recommend better restaurants?   :(
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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: General COVID-19 Discussion
« Last post by Captain Video on Today at 09:41:12 AM »
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When your married you will understand the importance of fresh produce! - Tony Soprano

I'm not fond of "Kroger click list" choices for produce or proteins either but it is handy for getting other staples.

The few times I ordered Instacart the driver kept in contact with me while picking up the food and gave me several selection choices, not perfect but much better than the pickup.

I wish they did have a service that picked up from the farmers market.
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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: General COVID-19 Discussion
« Last post by Calinthalus on Today at 09:39:18 AM »
I get a weekly box of produce from a company called Misfits Market.  I like the chaos.

We have used the Kroger "click list" thing where you drive up and they load what you've selected into your car.  It's worked out for us most of the time.  There is an option to say you won't accept substitutes. We usually go for that.  I mean, for instance, if they don't have the Cholula I'm asking for, what do they pick as a substitute; I can think of plenty of things, but I don't know that I trust them to make the right decision for me.  We don't usually get much produce from this, just staples.  Sometimes I'll get bunch of parsley or cilantro or the like.  It's always been fine.

 
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Corona Virus Disease 2019 / Re: General COVID-19 Discussion
« Last post by Harry Black on Today at 09:29:20 AM »
Our local Food Lion here in E Tennessee has online ordering with curbside pickup. We’ve used it 3 times so far. Not without some risk, but certainly better than going into a store.

I don't trust them to pick out the freshest produce for me. Though if I keep getting my produce from the farmers market that would not be a concern. There's a grocery delivery company here, but they charge $45 for delivery.
In a catastrophic global pandemic 'not the freshest produce' seems like an absolute non issue.

$45 for delivery is bonkers though.
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Forum Games / Re: Visual Counting
« Last post by DevoutCatalyst on Today at 09:28:59 AM »
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