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Corona Virus

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Derek W, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Amazing! Friend let me know Mr Singh's had beer last night so I made a trip fully expecting by now the shelves would be empty and he had loads! And pretty much everything else! I even got kitchen towel, which I haven't seen in ages! It's bad when I gave a little cheer because I can now spray down the kitchen worktops and won't have to use loo roll for tasks other than it is intended for apart from blowing my nose because no one has facial tissues!
     
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    In reply to Ivor

    I get that, I have been close myself in recent years (more in thought than action) but seriously seek help. If not your doctor speak to other agencies etc.
     
  3. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I wish they did as it is I work for the NHS but am not paid by them, The Trust I work for has a wonderful scheme to mentor admin staff who want promotion or extra duties . I know if I suggested such a thing to my company I would be reminded as I so often am that I am "just" a secretary. It has taken something this big for them to upgrade me to an important person in patient care and that is only for the "key worker" letter once this all blows over I daresay they'll go back to saying I am "just" a secretary again
     
  4. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    I'm feeling angry and frustrated at the current situation too. It's really hard not to let the scaremongers and panic merchants bother me but I reckon I can see them and the negative thoughts for what they are and treat them with the contempt they deserve.

    There's nae shame in asking for help....I might not be far behind you food wise.:(
     
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  5. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    Do they really talk to you like that!?

    I’d tell them to get f#cked :mad: (best ignore that though, as I’m somewhat a loose cannon lol)
     
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    That's absolutely right, but people do react different ways. Some look for someone to blame and get very frustrated, some become apathetic and fatalistic, some go into depression and some rise to the occasion and show the best of themselves, whatever is going on. Since it is all in the head, the way in to that is through the ears, which means talking to a therapist. So many more people are finding that sessions on skype can be just as good as face to face. Its a medium you get used to and just project through it.
     
  7. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I think you can get toilet paper online, on eBay for a fair price (ignore private sellers, auctioning Andrex and listing it for upwards of £1000!)
     
  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My wife’s next session is going to be via FaceTime.
     
  9. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Aye, through the ears and I remember finding the written workbooks pretty useful at the time too.
     
  10. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who is a consultant psychiatrist and he’s been doing remote consultations for a while now. He tells me that he’s quite surprised at how effective they seem to be.
    MickLL
     
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yep, Mike down the end of our road is one too and gave up face to face a couple of weeks ago. I suspect people might not be as much on their guard when they are looking into a screen, but of course I'm never in the room.
     
  12. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Local Asian shop here has tons of them I'm okay as I got a couple of bags a few weeks back, I am starting to think I am psychic, I bulk brought loo rolls back in January, I always do a bulk order of cat food and litter when I get paid and my cupboards and freezer are well stocked up as are my toiletries and cleaning stuff
     
  13. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Last Tuesday I was by the printer and Lynne was talking to a friend and she said someone else had said to her the coronavirus must have been around before now probably since around Christmas time and I had a lightbulb moment. The first week of January, I had a fever and a dry cough and I put it down to flu, But I remember quite distinctly sitting in the living room thinking "I don't ache, I only have a mild headache a 1-paracetamol one at that, no sore throat, no blocked sinuses, no runny nose, no aches" but at the same time knowing I would probably feel better if I had a lie down but being unable to walk the 13 steps from the chair to the bed. And day 4 when I finally left the house (and I hate staying indoors this must have been the first time ever I stayed in for 3 days!) because I needed supplies from the Co-Op and just crossing the road I had to sit on the wall to recover and the same to recover from going in there and by the time I got home I slept for ages. Wasn't properly right for another week or two

    I was telling a friend about it and he said he had exactly the same thing at the time
     
  14. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I reckon Disney started it - their new streaming service launches on the 24th apparently, and the kids are now all needing a distraction what with being off from school. Too much coincidence if you ask me...
     
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  15. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    It was Boris wot started it. All those kids meant mothers day was starting to get awkward.
     
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  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    Boris announces plans to personally deliver milk to 400k vulnerable women.
     
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  17. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Having bone marrow cancer I'm expecting an air drop of food any moment now
     
  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    3 Para are on their way..
    More seriously Mark, take care.
     
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  19. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

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  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Sorry but I think you're both wrong. Greta Thunberg is really a fifty year old biological warfare specialist, or it came back on the last ISS shift change...
     

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