Post by itinerantchild on Feb 26, 2019 5:53:59 GMT
I was in a supermarket down on the cote d azur about a month ago and in there the cashiers would not take your money,but there was a machine at the end of the checkout that you put your coins and notes into,then the cashier would see how much at was on her computer screen and press a few buttons then the correct change would come back through the machine. That was all good and well to help stop germs going back and fore via the cashier,but then was spoiled as she handed you the til receipt. In modern terms I believe this is where I say WTF !!!!
All the other customers are also touching the cash machine,so surely that can not be good either.
I'll do contactless where I can, food or fuel but the worst infected food that you buy is salad especially foreign stuff. I try and avoid lettuce except for ones like iceberg where I chuck the outer leaves. Over the last five or so years I've had the squitters after eating salad especially mixed leave packs and I leave well alone when reduced.
Nothing better than fresh-picked from your garden but we are now dependent on many races and most of all the farmers having strict hygiene measures in place. I have seen on a regular basis gangs of migrant workers slogging their guts out in fields where if lucky there's one portaloo for 40 plus peeps or more likely, nothing at all.
A late acquaintance would only employ/ billet Poles or Baltic workers for picking salad stuff as they were grafters and clean despite the occasional violence.
LOL, you made me laugh with the 'A late acquaintance would only employ/ billet Poles or Baltic workers for picking salad stuff as they were grafters and clean despite the occasional violence.'
I hate it when you see people on food counters in those rubber glove things , makes my stomach turn , just wash your hands !!! I watched an old boy in lidl pick up a loaf of the bakery , examine it for about a minute then put it back , and I dont use the tong things , its me thats gonna eat it and I dont touch any of the other stuff . I wont get any thing off the bakery thats low down or at the front either . Best bet is to produce what food you can your self , the only way to be sure of its history . I think things must of improved in food production a bit , I have not heard of anyone finding a fag end in their pork pie for a very long time . The only forign bodies I have found in my food has been that my mother in law cooked , and she hates me so much I haven't been near her for over 15 years !
The 'late acquaintance' had a mass of glasshouses and was producing for supermarkets and he was always on edge as profits dwindled to keep in the game against imports, heart attack at 48. Put paid to a nice guy, rabbiting and cheap toms and lettuce.
Farming proffesionaly is very stressful , what a shame , 48 young for a heart attack . So many people think farmers are all rich landowners , In my experience most are struggling to make a living and there employees earn more than they do as at least there on minimumn wage unless its poor sods working for a gangmaster.
A lot of farmers work nigh on 10hrs+ a day, seven days a week. Father in law, a tenant farmer with a shit of a landlord, in his 70s was up at 6 and settled into his chair 7 in the evening, no holidays except the odd days to go and view stock. Ran Ayreshires, Suffolks and some arable using tired out machinery. Brother in law, inherited a large farm after running a council smallholding does the same hours, did run 3 - 5000 sheep, looks ragged and gets odd days just fishing, likewise never goes on holiday.
Farming unless on a few acres is a lifestyle and yes there are the rich farmers with huge spreads who screw grants left right and centre but the majority do well to keep going without shit like TB and EU rules ect. The folks were always angry at the subs the EU got and claimed it was always an uneven playing field.