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Everything posted by gingerjon

  1. The MS Zaandam could very soon become a very grim version of one of these.
  2. Mate, I arrived in Gatwick and there was hardly anything even in English. There have been other language versions of some of the material - I think that was started by the Mayor of London’s office.
  3. Vast swathes of social media (and some moron members of the internet) seem to believe that rates of disobedience of the rules are higher amongst the non-indigenous population. (Their descriptor, usually, not mine.) Needless to say, this is not actually true. Being a prat crosses all racial, class and age boundaries.
  4. If people who are driving could slow the **** down, it would be appreciated. Just because the police are out catching people walking the dog for the second time that day, it doesn't mean it's suddenly safe for you to treat town centre streets like a race track.
  5. You could be right. I suspect whoever wrote that didn't necessarily know the full details of the scheme.
  6. Christ, think how bad you'd look if you hadn't been.
  7. Just a cold. We'll look back on this in a month and learn things. Like how we overreacted because lots of people die anyway.
  8. They are also very beautiful and so staying indoors with them would not be problematic. Plus it's only just coming to the end of their winter (right?, I'm not making this entirely up) so staying in a bit longer sensibly isn't going to be a massive cultural issue? I suspect they will need to lockdown like everyone else in due course though.
  9. And to change the tone back ... media reporting a temporary mortuary - for up to 12,000 - being built at Birmingham Airport
  10. I am now reading that to the Benny Hill tune.
  11. Between today and yesterday, 181 people died of Covid-19. That's another death every eight minutes.
  12. 'kin 'el. I've heard of a few Brits it's happened to who now can't get out of the countries they are in.
  13. Everyone in the NHS has it easy. With their pensions.
  14. *snide comment about taxpayer funded cups of tea*
  15. They are allowed no downtime at all. They must work like slaves. Except we're all overreacting. It's just a cold.
  16. If there from the same house then that's fine. I do take your point. Which is why it's meant to be a clap from your front door/balcony/window.
  17. It's okay. I've already sung the Internationale at them first.
  18. No idea. We didn't here, we were all very good and far apart but then it's a street where it's quite easy to do that.
  19. If you think the clap for the NHS didn't go far enough, here's a simple add-on. Say thank you to literally every person you see working at this time. I'm doing it. From a safe distance. I would encourage everyone else to do it too. Even the guy restocking the freezer in Sainsbury's. Especially the guy restocking the freezer in Sainsbury's.
  20. Good stuff. Hope you and yours are safe and well during this ridiculous time.
  21. Our end of the cul de sac did - and it was very nice too. Could hear quite a bit around the town.
  22. I hope he was no closer than 2m away when telling you this
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