Roll and bag and box hunting in the time of corona
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    Roll and bag and box hunting in the time of corona

    My family doesn't want me getting any coins until the scare is past. boxes are probably ok because the virus should be dead due to the time turn around.
    buying bags off the counter or CWR's you don't know who dumped the coins and I have read that the virus can last 3-7 days on surfaces so "do you feel lucky"
    I wonder if it is worth it for a few silver times or halves. AT THE SAME TIME people as they get desperate for money for food when they are not allowed to work my start dumping good stuff!!!

    I was thinking you could get the bag and spray the outside of it and then let it sit a couple weeks before opening...

    what are people thinking?
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

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    2019 Totals: Halves: 12 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 45/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 12, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 225

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    I wouldn't be surprised if banks close all but the drive thru window (if not completely) for a bit anyway, alleviating your dilemma. Hard to get a bag in that little chute

    FWIW, after a grocery and supply run today, I'm pretty much going to stay home. I am 49 and in good health. I'm not overly concerned about catching COVID-19. I'm even less concerned that it would be a major ordeal should I happen to catch it. However, I kinda look after my 94 year old grandmother who also is in very good health. I have lunch with her almost every day. It would likely be a very major, and possibly fatal ordeal for her. The difficult thing about this virus is that people are very contagious well before they show any symptoms. So, to keep Granny as safe as I can, I'm going to practice as much "social distancing" as I can.

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    Yeah, but you have to go into a bank to get them and who knows who was there before you. I'm waiting few weeks.
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    I was going to my pick up bank today, and my wife convinced me not to go. So of corse I gave in as I didn't want the ramifications later. I'm 70 , and they'll be better weeks ahead to CRH.
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    I had a stroke and am on blood thinners, also high blood pressure and more so I am laying low
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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 12 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 45/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 12, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 225

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    I had a stroke and am on blood thinners, also high blood pressure and more so I am laying low
    Be well, Ben. Ferengi Rules of Acquisition # ? "You can't spend your profits if you are dead."
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    Here I’m sitting, broken hearted, removed my spacesuit and insulating underclothes, attached the plastic bag, strapped myself into the zero gravity toilet, activated the suction mechanism, and only farted.

    As the biker approached, his tee-shirt said “ MAKE 7 “ . As he roared away it said “UP YOURS”.

    Darth Vader sleeps with a Teddywookie.

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    Roll and bag and box hunting in the time of corona

    Realistically, if you’re in good health, you’re ok even bag searching, though I’d wear gloves and be sure not to touch my face. Might wear goggles/glasses and mask if you’re really concerned, but that’s extreme in my opinion. Same for spraying the bag. Wouldn’t have to wait weeks, as COVID 19 only lives 3-4 days in the best environment.

    That said, I agree with ArkieBassMan’s logic. If you’re living with or caring for someone with compromised immune system (think cancer survivor) or who is elderly, it’s best not to take a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerTeller View Post
    Realistically, if you’re in good health, you’re ok even bag searching, though I’d wear gloves and be sure not to touch my face. Might wear goggles/glasses and mask if you’re really concerned, but that’s extreme in my opinion. Same for spraying the bag. Wouldn’t have to wait weeks, as COVID 19 only lives 3-4 days in the best environment.

    That said, I agree with ArkieBassMan’s logic. If you’re living with or caring for someone with compromised immune system (think cancer survivor) or who is elderly, it’s best not to take a chance.
    Unfortunately that describes me, cancer survivor, stroke survivor on blood thinners, high blood pressure, elderly... ALSO most banks around here are only open for the drive up window, they don't like to put 25 pound boxes of halves in them!
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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 12 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 45/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 12, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 225

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokameel View Post
    Be well, Ben. Ferengi Rules of Acquisition # ? "You can't spend your profits if you are dead."
    The closest rule is

    10. A dead customer can't buy as much as a live one
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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 12 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 45/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 12, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 225

  10. #10
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    I'm as concerned about my sweet tellers as I am about myself. I have no idea and neither does anyone else, if I could be asymptomatic and infectious. In my own case, my son is a first responder - fireman/EMT who treats sick and injured people and transports them every shift, as well as getting up close and personal with the Narcan. He has worked with four guys on his shift who tested positive. Of course, I have contact with him. His wife is also in medicine and sees/treats sick folks every day. So while I feel fine, I'm taking a break from CRHing "just in case". I'm 65 and in good health but the age alone is higher risk. BTW, although my son worked with the four positives on his shift, he has not been tested because he shows no symptoms. That priority testing is a result of insufficient tests, not public health sense.
    Last edited by Megalodon; Mar 16, 2020 at 05:13 PM.

  11. #11
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    My late son was an EMT and would have also been on the front lines.

    check out more of them at www.jeffpadellphotography.com

    During this crisis I have increased my bird photography





    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 12 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 45/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 12, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 225

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkieBassMan View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if banks close all but the drive thru window (if not completely) for a bit anyway, alleviating your dilemma. Hard to get a bag in that little chute

    FWIW, after a grocery and supply run today, I'm pretty much going to stay home. I am 49 and in good health. I'm not overly concerned about catching COVID-19. I'm even less concerned that it would be a major ordeal should I happen to catch it. However, I kinda look after my 94 year old grandmother who also is in very good health. I have lunch with her almost every day. It would likely be a very major, and possibly fatal ordeal for her. The difficult thing about this virus is that people are very contagious well before they show any symptoms. So, to keep Granny as safe as I can, I'm going to practice as much "social distancing" as I can.
    I've read the emails from my banks and credit unions that encourage online or digital banking. I also would not be surprised if the offices close to foot traffic at least. So far, they are about the last businesses that have not (yet) changed their hours or open status.

    I totally agree about the risk of contagion before becoming symptomatic. My father is 90 and diabetic and i doubt he could survive this.

  13. #13
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    Ben, those pics are beautiful!

    I'm slowly going through those albums. Thanks for posting the link. I have copied it to enjoy outside of tnet just in case I get banned again.
    Last edited by Megalodon; Mar 16, 2020 at 05:27 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    Ben, those pics are beautiful!

    I'm slowly going through those albums. Thanks for posting the link. I have copied it to enjoy outside of tnet just in case I get banned again.
    Thank you very much! I have been doing photography since I was about 10 years old and spent 4 years as a US Navy Photographer
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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 12 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 45/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 12, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 225

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    Thank you very much! I have been doing photography since I was about 10 years old and spent 4 years as a US Navy Photographer
    My first camera, a Leica M-3, was given to me by a family friend who worked in an intel capacity. There was still film in it, so naturally I processed it. I showed him the pics and he was stunned to see pics of WWII Japanese ships and troops in the Aleutians.
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