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Old 03-31-2020, 01:51 PM   #7
Pip01
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Default Re: Playing in Surgical Gloves (?? :)

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Originally Posted by Green Piper

For me though, I don’t let anyone else handle my pipes, so I’d not wear them for piping.




Ah, Green Piper... and to All,

Whilst that is a valid consideration... that... is not...
exactly... the point.

Let me put you a case... as mentioned in an earlier
Thread: ... Say... two... three... eight... ten weeks in
the future... and one is outside... playing for a funeral...
and at that "safe" distance... still and all... and perforce...
from the time anyone leaves their home... piper... plumber...
Indian Chief... there will be many, many... objects... things...
and surfaces... that will be touched... before... returning to
one's home... and it cannot be otherwise... (Sigh...)

This virus is airborne and droplet-borne... and is both quite
insidious... and relentless... in its contagion. (Just view our
present... and ever growing... case numbers.)

I can only implore... (from Middle French and Latin; "to
call on for help")... put them on before you leave... and take
them off... and thoughtfully discard... upon your return.

Concomitant with that... and in some plastic or zip-lock bag...
take along some half-dozen or so disposable disinfecting hand
wipes... for your gloves... before going back into your house...
as well as anything else that should be cleaned... such as your
steering wheel... gear shift... door handles... radio knobs... and
anything else... that may occur to you... (We all touch a lot of
things.)

There will... most probably... be yet a second surge... and quite
possibly... a third... spread over the next eight... to ten months.

Now... nobody knows!!... but... forewarned... is... forearmed...
and our hospital wards are now over flowing (and it's going to
get much... much worse) with people who thought... "Oh. It'll
be alright. I'm just going out for a little while."

Wishing for Good Health... and Vigilance... for You... and All,

Pip01




A Quick Post Script, Re Face Masks:

Holding that special office... as we do... for funerals... I shall
certainly venture out to play for any... if asked.

And... if... (or... and the more the likely... when) it comes to it...
I shall... make a discrete hole in one of my masks... for the
blowpipe.

But in so far as vectors are concerned... and to answer the
query... about my placing a glove on the blowpipe... that is
not necessary... as it is not needed for the chanter or the
drones. Just clean them well... upon your return. :)

Regards... and Best Wishes... to All,

Pip01




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