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Shopping, who thinks this stuff up ?

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by charlyB, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. charlyB

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    My wife and I went shopping yesterday or should I say tried to go shopping, Hypermarket first, only limited amount of people allowed in, one out one in so the result is a long line of people standing outside in the sun.
    Gave up on that and went to Robinsons, same policy there but at least the line was inside and managed like a game of musical chairs, this meant you could move every now and then to a chair someone had just vacated and during the wait you can suck up the free air con.
    I am not a medical expert but I would think if you want to avoid the virus the best way is to do your shopping as quickly as possible then go home not spend hours in the vicinity of other people.
    The guard told us the shop opens at 10am and people had started queueing at 7.30am.
    We did not bother with Citymall but I presume it was the same.
    Anyway it will increase the business of the small shops as we and I think a lot of other people went to them and got most of the things we wanted there.
     
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    You point is right on. There are huge disconnects in logic all over the world. not just here.

    In Toronto a lot of people use the trains to travel from outlying cities to work.
    A lot of people started working from home. The managers of the train system decided to reduce the number of cars and scheduled trains so the cars would be full.
     
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    Same experience - after that, stopped at Paddy's in Bacong, no long lines, no lines at all; just like normal every day shopping, also everything available - I am good and happy for them if they make some money with my money, Robinsons is rich enough already :smile:
     
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    i went to duma today to get a few food essentials before the colored pass thing goes into effect; the lines at lee plaza, downtown robinson and hypermart went out of sight.

    on the way home, i stopped at the daro fresh market and was turned away cuz i'm older than dirt. sigh... another day in paradise.

    passed thru downtown sibulan on the way home and things looked normal; no line at the public market. hope the sibulan outdoor fresh market is open this weekend.
     
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    It looks like the confusion has already begun.

    According to a guideline published in another thread Public Markets will remain open. That sounds good. I stopped to buy milk/baked goods alongside the highway in Buntis Bacong. The lady running the stall told me she is closed after Friday because her barangay captain will not give her a pass. All she knew was there is one pass per house and her husband got it. Did the barangay captain mis-understand the guidelines or did he make up his own rules?

    My thoughts are she is a food vendor and maybe qualified. But being along the highway might not be considered the public market.
    If only the public market's will be opened then the fish market in Bacong might be closed as it's on private property. There will be mayhem.

    The mayors in town and cities have a lot of power so we will see what happens. If the mayor (his enforcers) in Dumaguete decide a colour coded pass is required there will be more mayhem.

    EDIT: The mayors have enough power they can ignore some national laws like the helmet law for example.
     
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    The barangay captains aint the brightest sparks around,they have no idea what all this is about. I asked if they had seen the order by degamo and they hadnt even heard of it.printed a copy off so they can atleast try and read it.
     
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    sounds frightening, but isn't that the usual condition here? :smile:
     
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    Not your garden variety mayhem but MORE MAYHEM.
    I would not rule out the word anarchy. That may be the word for next week.
    Some people don't like the law and are very stubborn.
     
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    The pass is for two per household except seniors so someone may have screwed the pooch.
     
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    Watching the news last night and saw a demonstration in QC. People arrested. They were complaining about not receiving any food from the government.

    Interesting to see if this is just the beginning of civil disobedience.
     
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