“KEEP CALM AND STOP BUYING LOO ROLLS” is the message from my mother. She is wondering why everyone is panic-buying loo rolls to avoid the Coronavirus lockdown when quite clearly it’s copious boxes of wine that are required to get us through the next few weeks/months. That way, when we are all stuck at home we can have little self isolating parties whereby we don’t have to share our wine and we can dance around our kitchen (or preferably garden) with gay abandon. That ought to keep us relatively fit and keep our spirits up too.
All the advice from the BMA, the Government and experts touted on the news are calling for calm. We need to remember that it is the season of coughs, colds and flu and try not to worry too much. Easier said than done as we watch other countries struggling to contain the virus and I am also trying to manage my children’s concerns and not freak out myself. My son, at university has just sent me a video of people in hazchem suits entering one of the student buildings and someone being taken away in an ambulance.
NOT GOOD (not panicking!!)…
So far, in London, it is mostly business as usual. My train was packed yesterday morning and I have hardly seen anyone in a mask. But it looks likely to change soon as the numbers increase globally and locally. It is the not knowing how to judge the risk that is the real problem at the moment as we all attempt to prepare and cope in these uncharted waters. Clearly, the only way to plan is to plan to be flexible as things are ongoing and dramatically changing daily.
No one knows what’s going to happen next or where the next hotspot is likely to be. Roll on the Easter holidays – if we can all get to April in relatively good shape, perhaps, with the increased temperatures the potent little virus will get bored and f*ck off.
I’m off to take my mother her provisions shortly – not going to take my children to see her as planned for Mother’s Day, as she needs to stay as far away from germs as possible.
She’s happy with that and only wants four loo rolls from that pack and four wine boxes – guess not eating will mean she won’t need quite so much loo roll moving forward!:-
Additionally, I have just informed my cat that he might get it and he is taking precautionary measures of his own:-