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¡ay, caramba corona! glad to see the government has finally woken up to the economic impact

nip into gmc to grab some stuff, prod thing in lab, then i think wfh for a while
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,041
    Cycling to work earlier than usual, don't usually start till after the clock change. Small consolations....
    Work currently testing WFH practicalities. If that fails then I am out of work in the case of a lockdown. 😢
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,729
    Morning, a nice and mild start to the day, dog walked already for what today brings, since Monday I have noticed there is not so much traffic on the road anyone else noticed this?
    Have a good day
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244

    since Monday I have noticed there is not so much traffic on the road anyone else noticed this?

    Yes and no:
    Driving to work on the dual carriageway there seems to be just as much traffic as normal, driving as badly as normal. On the way home it still feels like there is as much traffic but there's no queuing so there isn't.

    There's less traffic on the side roads although everyone's driving a lot faster but generally giving more space when passing because the road is empty.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    WFH and finally getting over man flu so might run rather than walk the hounds.

    With all of this craziness wife pulled forward her birthday meal last night, which means her birthday will last 3 weeks rather than the usual 2
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Morning all. Last day off and it's raining. Coronavirus really causing problems. Mate's job under threat after LA went into administration, maccys only doing take out and drive through UK wide. Local still open at request of all the locals. Drinking mate with copd is one these, reckons it's only way people will know he's ok or not. Scary times for all, but life must go on.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    tlw1 said:

    WFH and finally getting over man flu so might run rather than walk the hounds.

    With all of this craziness wife pulled forward her birthday meal last night, which means her birthday will last 3 weeks rather than the usual 2

    Muddy run with hounds was enjoyed, now on the spin bike enjoying morning cup of tea and then open laptop in the warm lounge (log burner been going for 4 days)

    Normally sat on the M42 at this time :)
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Morning, wfh despite company advice despite government advice. How long til lockdown?

    Wedding provisionally rearranged until either the 3rd or 31st of October so the pressure is off. Still vague plans for small ceremony in April if the rules allow at the time then save the p1ss up for October
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    I have never seen a London bound train as empty as it was this morning. Absolutely deserted.

    Most of our office tenants are shutting down their offices.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,644
    Slackest day I've had in a very long time, mainly because (a) I slept very badly and got up late and (b) my back decided it really didn't want to play. Hobbling around like a very old man most of the day dammit.

  • step83step83 Posts: 3,664
    Morning, working remotely being silly sat the dog in front of the laptop for the entire video call I've just had better view than my ugly mug anyway.

    Pedal later looks a bit dull out, can't tell if it's quiet out as the road is always quiet! More people out walking there hounds this morning though.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,449
    Working at home. Weirdly feel obliged to do more than usual. I've only ever "worked" from home before, mainly involving napping on the sofa after a long bike ride.

    Was at Waitrose at 7:55 for 8:00 opening. Long queue of middle class types like me, all panic buying harissa paste, preserved lemons, veal stock, foie gras and asafoetida. Shelves full of bog roll, pasta, rice and tinned gruel - all going largely ignored. You'll all be pleased to know that I got a big bag of flat leaf parsley, some vermouth rosso, saffron strands, posh olive oil and fresh ginger. Bought my allowance of bog roll and popped it in the food bank collection box.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,699
    The coronavirus has a silver lining for some businesses. Apparently the big jump in the number of people working from home has coincided with a spike in traffic for Pornhub.
    Can't think why.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    Day 3 of WFH and cabin fever hasn't set in yet on account of being very busy, but must do some exercise later.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    hopkinb said:

    Shelves full of bog roll, pasta, rice and tinned gruel - all going largely ignored.

    Now that is a surprise. Our local Wait rose can't be as posh.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    hopkinb said:

    Bought my allowance of bog roll and popped it in the food bank collection box.

    A bit more of that selflessness will do no end of good.

    H³ is back. Hey - this C19 thingy is great for forum traffic. Why on earth would you want Asafoetida?

    Today mostly looking up different foodstuffs.

    Fix that damn signature Oxo. Can read wiring diagrams but can't spell.
    Onwards to hot cross buns.
    Have made contact with T47. Will report later.

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    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    hopkinb said:

    Bought my allowance of bog roll and popped it in the food bank collection box.

    Hopefully you middle class lot are better than the scum around here pinching the pasta and tinned food out of the collection points.
    Lifetime ban and confiscation of all bog roll seems like a worthy punishment.

  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Morning.

    Had a few of my team help other teams with the digital world of WFH so they can move out. I get to stay to the bitter end of Friday. Uni has this belief it will all return to normal by 14 April.


    2 hours on the phone with Expedia but three hotels/trips now refunded with March and April looking very dull suddenly.

    M&S food by ours looks normal whenever I pop in, the Tesco beside it, less so.

    May go buy some wine at lunch
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,664
    Oooh hot cross buns now theres a thought....

    Also condom sales are through the roof apparently, I expect a mini baby boom in December at this rate.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    step83 said:

    Also condom sales are through the roof apparently, I expect a mini baby boom in December at this rate.

    Hopefully not because that means they're faulty.

  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868

    step83 said:

    Also condom sales are through the roof apparently, I expect a mini baby boom in December at this rate.

    Hopefully not because that means they're faulty.

    Maybe it's just because rubber gloves have sold out...

    I heard other people talking about a spike in births in December, I don't think it'll be us. I'm optimistic for my chances but pessimistic for the world as a whole.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Still working from work here, I suspect I might carry on doing so as with more people working from home than being here it should be nice and peaceful.
    Blimey, I started writing this a couple of hours ago and the silly questions took over. No wonder I never get any work done.
    Good news about the Otis by the sound of it HM. Hope it all works out well.
    I went to the Waitrose in Raynes Park to get stuff for the old dear last night H³, they had no Maris Pipers. Managed to get most of what she wanted though.
    Still planning on going to the pub tonight. If we are going to go into enforced lockdown at some point I'm not going to start voluntarily to make it seem even longer. Sensible precautions will be taken, but I'm still trying to enjoy life as best I can.
    Anyway, onwards and upwards...
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,041
    Might as well be locked in the Winchester Tavern as anywhere. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,449


    I went to the Waitrose in Raynes Park to get stuff for the old dear last night H³, they had no Maris Pipers. Managed to get most of what she wanted though.

    I was one of the first through the door, so the shelves were fully stocked - people were mainly going for tinned tomatos this morning, so maybe folk have decided they don't much like unadorned pasta. The state of the place by the time I left would suggest that there won't be too much left by this evening. I wonder if Bayley and Sage in the Village is open - I might head up there tomorrow and panic buy some posh cheese and ham, maybe some smoked salmon and caviar.
    I was intending to get a ride in today, but not managed it due to being too blinking busy. Will try and get out tomorrow at some point.


  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,390
    hopkinb said:


    Was at Waitrose at 7:55 for 8:00 opening. Long queue of middle class types like me, all panic buying harissa paste, preserved lemons, veal stock, foie gras and asafoetida.

    Presumably because Waitrose had labelled them all as "essential"
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Apologies Pinno, my English teacher would be turning in her grave if she knew. English was never my strong point. I just love F7 and auto spell checker,s.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,704
    Spent the day rewriting assessments and exam deliveries after closing all face to face teaching. I needed to make a sign too.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    how about

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Well it's official young oxo is off school and eldest lad has just been sent home from work till end of the month luckily on full pay. Thank God I'm going back on shift, several off work so will cover them for peace and quiet. Called in local supermarket and it's like it's shutting down. Only beer is non alcoholic :s
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    hopkinb said:


    I went to the Waitrose in Raynes Park to get stuff for the old dear last night H³, they had no Maris Pipers. Managed to get most of what she wanted though.

    I was one of the first through the door, so the shelves were fully stocked - people were mainly going for tinned tomatos this morning, so maybe folk have decided they don't much like unadorned pasta.
    Hmm, similar story in Tesco.
    It's like there's some trash Twitter account telling everyone what to buy and the lambs are just following....Hopefully to the slaughterhouse.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,449
    mrfpb said:

    hopkinb said:


    Was at Waitrose at 7:55 for 8:00 opening. Long queue of middle class types like me, all panic buying harissa paste, preserved lemons, veal stock, foie gras and asafoetida.

    Presumably because Waitrose had labelled them all as "essential"
    Shurely they *are* essential!

    I'm off down the offie to panic buy high abv Polish lager before London goes into LOCKDOWN. Also kids, cluttering up the place for months and months, and I can't escape, or even delegate to olds.
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