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Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby coppinpr » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:45 pm

I wondered just how long and it what form the deadly (??) virus would invade our hobby,I should have guessed,the latest generation of enterprising arcade operators are the first to find a way!!
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Re: coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:05 pm

The sad part is although making light of the circumstances, their business and many others in the services, catering and entertainment industries are beginning to see a real impact of the panic being created.......I thought we had a stiff upper lip and a motto of don’t panic.....

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Re: coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby brigham » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:34 pm

What is the connection between this outbreak and bog paper?
I must have missed something.

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Re: Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby pennymachines » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:02 pm

People are sh***ing themselves? :!?!:

!WHOOPS! !SORRY!

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Re: Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:34 pm

Humans are selfish......also the media has a lot to answer for as they raise this type of story in the first place. They should block all coverage of any panic taking place totally and should be blocked on social media. I am all for government control under here type of circumstances, sometimes we should not know everything !OMFG!

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Re: Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby badpenny » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:50 pm

Human nature can be so predictable.
I was a teenager in the middle 70s when the three day week happened.

You couldn't buy bread, but you could buy flour. Nobody knew how to bake and the bread machine hadn't been invented.
The strange one though was everybody hoarded candles!? Consequently house fires increased every time they cut off the electricity.
And because every lamppost had it's own electric time switch in it cutting the power off put them all out of whack. So while people were freezing in their homes and trying to live on cold soup the streets of Coventry were floodlit during the day because all the street lights thought it was midnight.

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Re: Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby coppinpr » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:09 pm

What is the connection between this outbreak and bog paper?
people who already seem to have s**t for brains are hording bog paper, in Australia two women were arrested for fighting over the last six pack
I am all for government control under here type of circumstances, sometimes we should not know everything
Thats what worries me,when you consider that twice as many people in the UK have died of flu in the last month as died of the virus and they dont get a mention what is it we are not being told about the virus :!?!:

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Re: Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Postby chris rideout » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 pm

Don't panic! I remember panic buying in 1974 when inflation was rising like a rocket. Some shop keepers would jack their prices up on certain groceries and tell the customers that "there's a shortage" and the next thing that happened would be an avalanche of shoppers clearing the shelves. This cunning trick was also used for potatoes and anti freeze. I noticed that the Isle of Wight amusement arcades had no shortage of punters that year. Most of them were looking forward to their next pay rise of 8 per cent... every 6 months!

I bought my first slot machines that year. As for the 3 day week, It did not apply to me because I was a railway signalman and usually worked a 6 day week. The rent for my flat was £4.40 a week and pint of Stella or Guiness was around 24p!


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