We've had this in the Uk & Europe for 3 weeks now. I live above a shop in the town centre, there's usually deliveries coming and going all night to
Greggs at 2.30am Superdrug at 4am and newspapers & milk at 6am. On a week-end its usually chaos with a bit of bedlam from all the pubs with queues
around the block for taxis come 3am. Now all the taxis have gone as simply no customers so the 2 taxi firms there were have shut up shop. Buses are
going around empty so have changed to Sunday Service to save money. Today they have sealed up the litter bins all around the town centre and covered
them in plastic no clue why, but now the street cleaner who comes at 5am has stopped coming (I don't miss him he was a right noisy arse) . Gyms are
closed and of course swimming pools and you're only allowed to go to the park singly for 30mins -1hr.
Cinemas closed and looks like 2 in my area won't be re-opening. Debenhams store have gone into liquidation. I think House of Fraser may follow.
Carluccio Restaurant chain gone bust. My holiday to turkey that my chum has paid for for me & my daughter is now cancelled. My eldest daughter who
lives in Greece is stuck here whilst her husband is still in Greece also on lockdown even though he's on a small island with no cases at all. She's
been given a tentative flight date of 3rd may possibly which means she's been here since November. The hotel she works at during the summer is closed
and there are no bookings on the whole of the island and people are panicking as they rely on the tourist season to get through winter. We are just
waiting to see which airline goes bankrupt next.
Now we've been threatened with possible power cuts coz they can't bloody cope with us all being home. Strange how the National Grid doesn't have a
problem when everyone's at work using machinery lighting power tools etc. With the amount of places closed down, the National Grid shouldn't have a
sodding problem but its a good way of limiting internet access to that naughty fake news & misinformation
The silence is really strange and I'm finding I'm struggling to sleep. Its so quiet everywhere by me that when I go shopping I don't even have to
press the pelican crossing button coz there's barely any traffic! Queueing up outside Sainsbury's 6ft apart, taking around 20-30mins to get inside,
anti bac and kitchen roll to wipe down trolleys, still some bare shelves and barely any noises inside the supermarkets either. Only allowed 3 pieces
of meat per person, 3 tins of beans and when they have any 3 packs of pasta same with toilet rolls soap and antibac or any cleaner. Most places aren't
taking cash only card. My money goes into a building society which doesn't have debit cards so normally I take it out of the BS and put it into my
bank around the corner but all banks are closed.
Lots of people in my small town in masks. I was stopped by a police lady yesterday and asked where I was going. Police are stopping cars with groups
of people in them. You have to provide a damn good reason to be driving about. The guy who runs the shop downstairs from me was out yesterday
collecting stock to try and sell on ebay. He's just got married and got a mortgage and is scared witless he's going to lose both his shop and home.
I've had 2 ebay sales in 12 days. I used to make a decent amount, enough for emergencies or special occasions, now zilch.
Can't get a doctors appointment until beginning of June (if then) IF you can get through on the telephone you have to be triaged first...but not by a
nurse oh no by the damn receptionist because...well reasons!
There are no take aways open for that special treat when I don't feel like cooking, I miss my morning coffee from across the road and having a laugh
with the ladies there. Nowhere to grab a sandwich for lunch. Miss meeting chums for coffee and a natter. Couldn't go out for my booked mother's day
meal. My son & 2 daughters are now all out of work as the hotel they worked at has closed down. No more popping to the shop if I've forgotten
something, say for a recipe. I'm allowed to go to the pet shop for my raw dog food only between 10am - 2pm.
It feels like how I imagine communist Russia would have felt and I'm sad and worrying about the slightest cough or sore throat or just not feeling
I've become a hermit hypochondriac with a naughty nibble fetish
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