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    Re: Has anyone touched your Auto Interior Since March

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    IMO it`s just another end-result of the continuing adolescentization of America. Long-term diligence and self-discipline?!? Nah....


    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    Very true. Wearing a soft cloth mask for the short periods of time when in close proximity to people is really not that big of a deal. Handwashing? If you weren`t already...yuck! Social distance? I wasn`t all that fond of people in the first place and a firm believer in "personal space"
    Yup...wearing a mask has been a requirement at my work since February, not really a big deal. It`s not like someone is asking me to hang 50# buckets of sand from my ears.

    Those who whine and complain with self-righteous indignation must have very little other inconvenience in their lives if a lightweight mask causes such distress.

    Always avail myself of hand sanitizer that is now everywhere, take a moment to wipe down interior surfaces when I feel the need, wash hands often...common sense stuff. Effectiveness of these measures can be debated but like using a foam cannon, it may help and it certainly can`t hurt.

    I got bigger fish to fry than getting all wadded up about the little things.
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    Re: Has anyone touched your Auto Interior Since March

    Rather than dwell on the negatives of this pandemic, there ARE some positives about it:
    1) Cheap energy costs (Gasoline under $2/gallon; who would have thunk!)
    2) Work at home for some office-type jobs that otherwise would have NEVER happened and it looks to stay that way
    3) More service industries jobs for at-home product and food deliveries and sanitation/cleaning of businesses
    4) Bicycle sales and service are through-the-roof, IF you are fortunate enough to be in that business
    5) Re-evaluation of what is important in our society and economy. (Someone determined what is "an essential business", although they were wrong about bar-tenders; they dispense far more "medication" and mental-heath "advice" than pharmacists and psychologists EVER will in Wisconsin! )
    6) Pay-down of personal debt because individuals cannot spend disposable income on "entertainment" or "going out"
    7) Interest rates at historic lows,allowing for re-financing of home loans or first-time home buyers the financial "window" to buy a home. (Although the housing market availability IS very limited and thus "high-priced".)
    8a) Finally getting my money`s worth on what I spend for cable TV and the internet, since stay-at-home mandates means I watch show re-runs or old sport games for awhile (THAT got boring), then hung out on the Autopia forum (NOW we know why so many Captain Obvious posts!!!)
    8b) Read a book (you know that "thingy" with printed words on paper and a cover that tell a story or have information on a subject)
    9) Spend time with immediate family members outside "social distancing" and hear personal stories about their life that I never knew before.
    10) Slow down a bit and go for walks just to get out (although I made up for the "excercise" and supposed weight-loss by eating more "food" to cope with the boredom and inability to publicly socialize.)
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    Re: Has anyone touched your Auto Interior Since March

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    Another related COVID-19 question with respect to detailing: Has anyone noticed detailing car-care chemical or equipment shortages or unavailability??? OTC brick-and-mortar store/retailers seem to have "limited stock" on the shelves or long-lead-times on some items when asked about it? Just an observation....
    I don`t know if it is directly related, but you can`t get griots 5.5" MF polishing pads anywhere. I ordered two from here in June and they ended up refunding me in September when they finally gave up on receiving any. Even on the Griots own site they aren`t expecting any until at least the end of October. That`s a long time to be out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    Rather than dwell on the negatives of this pandemic, there ARE some positives about it:
    1) Cheap energy costs (Gasoline under $2/gallon; who would have thunk!)
    2) Work at home for some office-type jobs that otherwise would have NEVER happened and it looks to stay that way
    3) More service industries jobs for at-home product and food deliveries and sanitation/cleaning of businesses
    4) Bicycle sales and service are through-the-roof, IF you are fortunate enough to be in that business
    5) Re-evaluation of what is important in our society and economy. (Someone determined what is "an essential business", although they were wrong about bar-tenders; they dispense far more "medication" and mental-heath "advice" than pharmacists and psychologists EVER will in Wisconsin! )
    6) Pay-down of personal debt because individuals cannot spend disposable income on "entertainment" or "going out"
    7) Interest rates at historic lows,allowing for re-financing of home loans or first-time home buyers the financial "window" to buy a home. (Although the housing market availability IS very limited and thus "high-priced".)
    8a) Finally getting my money`s worth on what I spend for cable TV and the internet, since stay-at-home mandates means I watch show re-runs or old sport games for awhile (THAT got boring), then hung out on the Autopia forum (NOW we know why so many Captain Obvious posts!!!)
    8b) Read a book (you know that "thingy" with printed words on paper and a cover that tell a story or have information on a subject)
    9) Spend time with immediate family members outside "social distancing" and hear personal stories about their life that I never knew before.
    10) Slow down a bit and go for walks just to get out (although I made up for the "excercise" and supposed weight-loss by eating more "food" to cope with the boredom and inability to publicly socialize.)
    #11 For those in the home improvement industry, business is really booming.

    Around here, most kitchen bath companies are backed up with work until at least January and if you want a pool installed, they are backed up until spring 2022!

    #9 on your list has been huge for me. MY youngest daughter went off to college this fall, but I got a good 5 months of some serious quality time with her. We both really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Has anyone touched your Auto Interior Since March

    Everybody *is* scheduling home repair/etc. work pretty far out these days.

    But overall, and I realize this is absolutely *NOT* the case for many/most other people...all-in-all I still feel like I`ve been practicing for this my whole life. At least people are getting the idea of Personal Space, and I`m hopeful that handshakes are finally a thing of the past (I really don`t find myself refilling my EDC hand sanitizer containers any more than pre-pandemic).

    Now that they`ve reopened the Libraries, I`m a pretty happy camper. No problems at all with just sheltering in place with Accumulatorette, suits us just fine and how we have dedicated Senior`s Hour, which I really appreciate. Even the closing of my fave Denny`s was a blessing in disguise as it really wasn`t worthwhile for me (sure feel sorry for the gals who worked there though).

    Although my wife is finding the online tutoring to be a challenge; her students just don`t stay focused/engaged the way they are in person, and some have, uhm..household distractions...that the parents aren`t dealing with.

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    Re: Has anyone touched your Auto Interior Since March

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    Although my wife is finding the online tutoring to be a challenge; her students just don`t stay focused/engaged the way they are in person, and some have, uhm..household distractions...that the parents aren`t dealing with.
    My wife is a specialist who works with kids with a specific disability in several of the local school districts. She sees the same thing. There are many parents who are not helping their kids out at all. Not only are they not following through to make sure work is being done, but all the siblings are running "buck wild" in the house and no one getting anything accomplished. Even worse for her kids which need the extra attention. If she`s not riding them AND their parents, nothing is getting done.
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    Re: Has anyone touched your Auto Interior Since March

    Desertnate- Ah, so you know what she`s trying to deal with! We`re both just *astounded* by the way those other kids are indeed running buck wild; we would`ve been crucified on the front lawn had we acted like that for one moment!

    Depending on the, uhm...challenge...(she tutors dyslexics) the kids can genuinely *need* real peace and quiet so they can concentrate, and we don`t understand how/why parents just don`t get that.

 

 
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