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The OFFICIAL Social Distancing Thread: Life in Lockdown

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Not only is she hot af the thumbnail is the exact view I have of her every night.... (iffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ya know what I mean)

just got back. taking a break in this world seems odd and pointless. Anyway the kroger in smalltown ga had much better mask compliance and usage than in Atlanta......but the generic Tex-Mex place was fucking packed and maskless except for the staff. So who knows.
 

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Weighed in at 179.4 this morning. I don't think I've been this light since I put on the freshman 15.
 

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I just slept, ate and slept during the lockdown.
I like how it is over for you (although I suppose its over in the states too).

This is a small thing but ive noticed i have stopped wearing my seatbelt all the time. Like the publix is .5 miles from my house and often im like eh fuck it we got a pandemic happening.
 

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Shit posting coming in. Having a bit of a crisis right now. So at the beginning of the lock down I was fortunate enough to accumulate enough equipment to have a functioning garage gym. Brother chipped in and we worked out a schedule where both of us can rotate the gym room throughout the week. This past weekend my brother did not show up and I see a text that he went to the gym already. I reply back this morning to see whether he's going back as normal.

His reply in a nutshell is checking out the scene for a week and see if he can fit it in his schedule under the new hours (gym closes at 9PM).

I told him he needs to let me know when he plans on coming back (I will likely ask him to quarantine for 14 days).

The shocker was when he stated, "How will I know the situation if I don't see for myself?"

I had to think of how to reply back politely, reminding him to think about the people around him and not just what's convenient for him. I told him his plan is not well thought out and poor judgement. I simply said it is his choice but I do not agree.

I was trying to be nice because in the past I've been very critical. I cannot wrap my head around his thought process though. He still lives with my folks in their late 60s. Why would he want to test run this? Yes my place is a little further away but that's a small price to pay during the current climate. He was also welcomed anytime (no hours of operations obviously). Everything is in his favor yet...This just complicates matter more now. My one fault I can see is I could have been more welcoming; FWIW I bought an extra garage opener for him to come and go as he pleased. Given current pandemic maybe I was too isolating? I also have the fortune to work from home while I know he is still commuting for work, not sure if that of any significance. Also, back in March, brother did say "best defense against COVID is our immune system". 😭

(Adding to the stress is an hour conversation with my mom about her neighbors and issues with getting a new fence up; a small victory the fence is leaning towards the other side.)

Am I overreacting?
 

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I don't think you're overreacting but you should try to see it from his perspective - he's probably through with all the changes he's had to make to make it through the pandemic (with no end in sight). How are your parents behaving? Are they are frightened or more live and let live? If the former then yes he's being especially inconsiderate. If the latter then he has more of a reason to think he's not being unreasonable. Feel free to restrict his access to your home gym until he is through with his test run and any quarantine.

PS - since it's a garage gym and you already rotate use between the two of you, why does it matter so much that he goes to a public gym? Just be sure to keep the garage door fully or partially open when he is using the space for ventilation and disinfect the equipment before you use it.
 

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alternatively: this is more about op's level of tolerance, reasonable or otherwise, and managing his own sphere.

i think it would be reasonable to unwind the situation given brother has begun renegotiations. $.02!
 

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Realized how tramatized my dog is going to be once I have to start returning to the office. He's been spoiled having me around all day while I work at home. :(
 

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