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(WCNC Charlotte)   Like an old man behind the wheel of a land yacht, Covid-19 plows through the Gastonia NC Farmer's Market   (wcnc.com) divider line
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2906 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Oct 2020 at 8:05 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-17 7:57:39 PM  
Farmer's market goes from beauty to beast.
 
2020-10-17 8:12:43 PM  
If everyone was wearing masks, then the risk of spread is minimal.  Citation:  that greatclips stylist months ago who was symptomatic for COVID, worked anyway, but transmitted the virus to no one.
 
2020-10-17 8:18:29 PM  
Our local FM, prior to opening in MAY  implemented distancing, mandatory masks and hired some kids to act as runners for your list and after the vendors fill it, run it back to your car if that was your preference.

Old hippies make the best FM managers.
 
2020-10-17 8:26:34 PM  
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2020-10-17 8:28:08 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: Our local FM, prior to opening in MAY  implemented distancing, mandatory masks and hired some kids to act as runners for your list and after the vendors fill it, run it back to your car if that was your preference.

Old hippies make the best FM managers.


Yeah, ours has been going all summer too without incident.  It uses a single entry point and single exit point with one mandated flow of foot traffic, plus all the usual masks and distancing stuff (sane) people are doing everywhere.  You can't wander around aimlessly like you could before, but it has kept the farmers receiving their usual business throughout the spring, summer, and early fall.
 
2020-10-17 8:31:38 PM  
Subby hyperbolics good.
 
2020-10-17 8:51:43 PM  
Gaston County, NC:
Predominantly known for being a textile-industry county (Pharr Yarns, Lane Furniture, etc.).
And being a poor county as a red-headed stepchild to Charlotte/Mecklenburg, its not hard to see why the average education is a 9th grade education at best, and most of your 'boomer' population were lucky to make it to the end of the 7th grade. (I live not far from there and its amazing how most of those approaching retirement age are from 'textile families' where they dropped out around 6th and 7th grade, and still see this with some of the younger generations today). And yes, this county is full of some of the worst racist and entitled Karen and Kyle types  I've ever seen who insist the virus is fake and masks do nothing and are just a liberal oppressive device.

With that said, I am not surprised the FM here is a potential spreader, and there's going to be more events around here that are going to add to the disaster. These numbnuts are going to churches without masks, going to various bars and overcrowding them without any protections, and already demanding 'traditional door-to-door' halloween.
 
2020-10-17 8:54:25 PM  
This is great news for that foodie who has to source everything
 
2020-10-17 8:56:51 PM  

seelorq: Subby hyperbolics good.


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2020-10-17 8:58:32 PM  
It's just great the tradition of old people plowing through Farmer's Markets is still alive... I was getting nostalgic
 
2020-10-17 9:06:55 PM  
"Kenney said that mentality also appeared to be contributing, in part, to a spike in the county's positive cases and hospitalizations."

I would have never guess that.  Who knew?
 
2020-10-17 9:20:52 PM  

lolmao500: [Fark user image image 425x426]


The only detail I could wish to be different would be the use of a Cyrillic я in 'Tяump Tяain."
 
2020-10-17 9:48:19 PM  

erik-k: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 425x426]

The only detail I could wish to be different would be the use of a Cyrillic я in 'Tяump Tяain."


Tyaump Tyaain?
 
2020-10-18 12:20:19 AM  

roguejuliet: If everyone was wearing masks, then the risk of spread is minimal.


Plus it's a nice gesture.
 
2020-10-18 4:49:56 AM  

roguejuliet: If everyone was wearing masks, then the risk of spread is minimal.  Citation:  that greatclips stylist months ago who was symptomatic for COVID, worked anyway, but transmitted the virus to no one.


Maybe all her clients were O positive?
 
2020-10-18 6:38:02 AM  

overthinker: Gaston County, NC:
Predominantly known for being a textile-industry county (Pharr Yarns, Lane Furniture, etc.).
And being a poor county as a red-headed stepchild to Charlotte/Mecklenburg, its not hard to see why the average education is a 9th grade education at best, and most of your 'boomer' population were lucky to make it to the end of the 7th grade. (I live not far from there and its amazing how most of those approaching retirement age are from 'textile families' where they dropped out around 6th and 7th grade, and still see this with some of the younger generations today). And yes, this county is full of some of the worst racist and entitled Karen and Kyle types  I've ever seen who insist the virus is fake and masks do nothing and are just a liberal oppressive device.

With that said, I am not surprised the FM here is a potential spreader, and there's going to be more events around here that are going to add to the disaster. These numbnuts are going to churches without masks, going to various bars and overcrowding them without any protections, and already demanding 'traditional door-to-door' halloween.


My uncle moved the family there around 1970 to found a branch of the local textile company there. He eventually started his own company and retired relatively early. Still lives in the same ranch he's been in for 50 years now, with minimal remodeling done. The more I read on Fark, the more I wonder how he and my late aunt weren't lynched for having black friends. And I do worry about him; he's 84 now and probably never stopped going to Panera in the mornings through this.

\haven't been down there since 2014 now
\\despite it all I do miss my family down there
 
6 days ago  

FriarReb98: overthinker: Gaston County, NC:
Predominantly known for being a textile-industry county (Pharr Yarns, Lane Furniture, etc.).
And being a poor county as a red-headed stepchild to Charlotte/Mecklenburg, its not hard to see why the average education is a 9th grade education at best, and most of your 'boomer' population were lucky to make it to the end of the 7th grade. (I live not far from there and its amazing how most of those approaching retirement age are from 'textile families' where they dropped out around 6th and 7th grade, and still see this with some of the younger generations today). And yes, this county is full of some of the worst racist and entitled Karen and Kyle types  I've ever seen who insist the virus is fake and masks do nothing and are just a liberal oppressive device.

With that said, I am not surprised the FM here is a potential spreader, and there's going to be more events around here that are going to add to the disaster. These numbnuts are going to churches without masks, going to various bars and overcrowding them without any protections, and already demanding 'traditional door-to-door' halloween.

My uncle moved the family there around 1970 to found a branch of the local textile company there. He eventually started his own company and retired relatively early. Still lives in the same ranch he's been in for 50 years now, with minimal remodeling done. The more I read on Fark, the more I wonder how he and my late aunt weren't lynched for having black friends. And I do worry about him; he's 84 now and probably never stopped going to Panera in the mornings through this.

\haven't been down there since 2014 now
\\despite it all I do miss my family down there


You guys must know the type around the Ballantyne area, there were many trophy wives in AA there. The kind that were born into a heavily Christian family, believe birth control is sinful, and get 11 abortions and complain they can't find a good maid or cook.

//I do know one woman there is that
 
6 days ago  

BlueBox: "Kenney said that mentality also appeared to be contributing, in part, to a spike in the county's positive cases and hospitalizations."

I would have never guess that.  Who knew?


It's almost like mathematical probabilities, and basic cause and effect, don't respect one's political affiliation or one's degree of patriotism and religious enthusiasm...weird...

/the religious part correlates, but not the way they'd like it to
 
6 days ago  
Do you know what a well preserved land yacht is worth these days? They really haven't been cheap since before 'Christine' (the old movie).
No I won't sell you mine.

Old people are driving early 0s mall utility vehicles.
 
6 days ago  

johnphantom: You guys must know the type around the Ballantyne area, there were many trophy wives in AA there. The kind that were born into a heavily Christian family, believe birth control is sinful, and get 11 abortions and complain they can't find a good maid or cook.


Oh, we have a name for them. Back in 2012, I started driving for Lyft when they first came to the Charlotte area. Weekends were often carting college coeds to Montford Road, Uptown to Daffodil or Roxbury, or the Mellow Mushroom on Selwyn. Occasionally though, I'd get the 'post college' groups that were either men wanting to go to the strip clubs, the occasional working girl off to her next appointment, and then there was the "Ballantyne biatch Brigade", or "B-Cubes" as we called them when we'd share stories of them on slow nights. The stories they told were nightmarish - how they'd 'lock him in' by getting knocked up, the out of town abortion when they wanted to get out of their first choice because they found some guy who made more and they could 'upgrade', and the few of them I recognized who were going to various places for their 'side guy' all while married. They'd share stories about how they'd play the Good Christian Housewife in front of family and friends, but were still the most shallow, crooked, and awful women I've ever met. Even the two times I had to deal with the driving crack whores from charlotte to midtown motor inn in Gastonia looked like angels by comparison.
 
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