Can I Help You?

First day back volunteering at the shop. Safe behind my screen, wearing mask and gloves.


The mask is a nuisance as it gets tangled with my hearing aids.


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  1. Masks and hearing aids do not go together - I too have found that out!

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  2. It's a bit OTT JayCee. Surely the screen and gloves are sufficient?

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    1. The Trust does not want to take any chances with either their volunteers or their customers. Sometimes I have to come out from behind the screen to help a customer, hence the mask.

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    2. Of course JayCee. It just seems so extreme with so few fatalities on your island. Perhaps the Trust fear a second wave?

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    3. I suppose it has not gone away, even here. It is best to assume anyone could still pass it on at the moment, especially as our restrictions are now being relaxed.

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  3. You are well protected. How many hours do you work like that?
    Half an hour in the supermarket with a mask was enough for me

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    1. I only do a 3 hour shift, and I only wore the mask if I had to come out into the shop from behind the screen, thankfully.
      Hats off to all those people who have to work all day like that.

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  4. There appears to be a puffin flying above your head. Did he land or did he just want to do a bobby?

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    1. Do a bobby? Is that one of your special Sheffield colloquialisms?

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    2. You know what I mean JayCee. As you are a proper lady, I didn't want to use a rude word.

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  5. Very admirable to be out dealing with people in public. Good for you and stay safe!

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  6. I am puzzled about the hearing aid problem that you and Weave mention. My mother's last hearing aids were invisible and tucked right into her ear, no wires or anything on the exterior or over the exterior of the ear. Have hearing aids changed?

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    1. Hi Rachel. When I firt started to lose my hearing I did have one of the "in the ear" aids but as my hearing loss worsened my audiologist explained that they would no longer be as effective so I now wear the type that have the aid hooked behind the ear connected by a plastic tube to the custom ear mould. I would prefer something less obtrusive though.

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    2. Oh right, understood. I was imagining wires like one would see in the 50s and 60s.

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  7. I think I've become isolationised. I am very happy in my bubble. I have as much if not more daily communication with people via video and messaging etc although I do miss the people I used to see on my daily walk in the woods and, of course, a virtual coffee is no real substitute for a chat across a table. But I still get loads of exercise and as I have cut out all the travelling I have much more time to do all the things on my 'To Do' lists. The biggest thing I miss is all the visitors who were coming to stay this year and all the visiting I was going to do on the mainland. C'est la vie.

    It's good to see you in you volunteering environment. I have to say my first thought was to wonder what you were looking at. Most people look at the photographer.

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    1. Aha, you noticed. You are very observant Graham. As the photo was being taken I saw someone I knew passing by outside and was looking towards them. I didn't think anyone woukd notice that on the photo!

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  8. Oh, thank you for this JayCee!

    I expect we will be having something similar at Barnardo's; my manager described the screen we have to have in front of the till as a 'sneeze screen' - yuck!
    xxx

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  9. Well done you, it must be so uncomfortable wearing that thing for four hours.
    Hugs, Mary x.

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    1. I did take it off when there were no customers in the shop x

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