Ap🦠calyptic Absurdities

I’m sorry,
But if you left to go on holiday to India,
Two and a half weeks ago,
Etc.,
Then,
I don’t,
Think…
That you can be helped πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ.

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31 thoughts on “Ap🦠calyptic Absurdities

      1. Hahhahaaha!! πŸ˜‰

        I had no idea though, lol. It’s morning for me! 😁

        I was just saying to Vβ€” perhaps those people went on trips to be sure of supplies of toilet paper? 🧻🧻🧻 LOL

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      2. Seems like the early morning you are at your best! πŸ™‚
        Top of the morning to you! πŸ™‚
        LOL, you may be right about those people as stupid people tend to do stupid things!

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      3. Indeed I am! :). Or middle of the night, now πŸ˜‰.

        I’m always right, depressingly hahahaha 😁.

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      4. And I was so glad to find a toilet paper emoji!! How have I not been using that for weeks lmao

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      5. Lol! Thanks Margie! πŸ˜† I do hope they release more coronavirus-themed emojis, if nothing else as a matter of public health! πŸ˜„

        Une bouteille de lotion?🧴

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  1. Remember how the Diamond Princess was quarantined in Japan for over month and people couldn’t get off the ship?

    Well, on March 7th, 234 Canadians said ‘FUCK IT, That’ll never happen to me’ and boarded a cruise in Panama that was headed for a trip around South America Now that cruise ship has had a breakout, with more than 100 confirmed cases on board, and no harbour in South America will let the ship dock because of the breakout of COVID on board.

    I just don’t understand why people can’t stay the fuck home.

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    1. Yes!!! I was wondering how on Earth was that happening multiple times? As if you wouldn’t be terrified of ending up in the same situation??

      Thank you!!

      πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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      1. Legit, I just wish people would oblige. The sooner everyone takes this seriously, the easier it’s going to be on everyone.

        Another story – a friend of mine has been in Africa since Halloween. He’s been trying to fly back to Canada and he literally cannot get home. His flights have been cancelled on him six times through March. He booked his first flight on March 1st. He’s been to the Embassy and they’ve told him it could be 8-12 weeks before they can guarantee him safe travel home to Canada. Egypt is in lock down. And they have a curfew. They’re literally not allowed out of their residence/homes between 7 pm and 6 am or they will be thrown in jail. And people think we have it hard with the government saying ‘please just go home and turn on netflix’.

        It’s crazy.

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      2. Why did he only start trying to come back at the beginning of March? πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. Why would you risk being stuck in Africa for a pandemic.

        “And people think we have it hard with the government saying β€˜please just go home and turn on netflix’.”

        Yup…it’s so sad!! Too many people are switched off and oblivious, distracted from the real world.

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      3. Well, up until March 1st, the government of the particular country that he was in was playing down Corona Virus as though it wasn’t anything worth worrying about. And, being in Africa and very distanced from Western Media and without access to internet except on Weekends, he just believed what was being told to him.

        It was March 1st the government of the country that he’s in officially acknowledged the severity of the virus and, at that point basically said ‘If you’re a foreigner, you should probably go home’. His first flight was supposed to be on March 4th, and such became a string of cancellations, travel restrictions and that have haulted his ability to get back to Canada. It wasn’t until March 8th that the Canadian government said ‘If you are abroad, it’s time to come home before you can no longer get home’. And they weren’t kidding. He’s had four flights cancelled through Europe and two flights cancelled through Asia.

        The good news is, he’s relatively safe and confined. The bad news is he’s VERY CONFINED. I heard from him on the weekend and he said that the Internet infrastructure that gives the country wifi is very poor and with everyone being confined to their homes, they’re trying to all get online at the same time and it’s causing their infrastructure to crash.

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      4. You do lol, but it’s great that you blog so prolifically anyway!

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      5. It’s much much better than having an OCD habit about it!! Not that I do, but I am obssessive about removing mistakes from everything I write, and it does sometimes cause stress πŸ˜†.

        The other ‘fuck it’ side of my brain though, can totally relate to why you’d want to just think ‘fuck it’! I do sometimes do that when most relaxed! And I never stress too much about the content of itβ€” I do everything in one draft always!

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      6. :\. Well, I guess he’s learned a lesson from it, to not rely on second-hand sources of information for important things.

        Still, it’s hard to imagine not using what opportunities you did have to use the internet, to keep up to date with it globally or within your home country. And surely people back home that you’d be in touch with, would be letting you know?

        Was he volunteering over there, or something?

        The countries’ official announcements have consistently been well behind what you’d need to be preparing for, throughout this whole thing. There’s no way in hell I’d ever be waiting for my country or the one I’m in, to tell me these things that are obvious from looking at the data.

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      7. I’m trying to be very vague about the country he’s presently in because… it’s one of those countries that has a great deal of internet censorship, and, what he has explained to me as internet monitoring. And you know, big brother and all… I don’t know, I probably could just spew it out but I feel weird about it given all he’s told me about it.

        He was working, on something related to his PhD. It is/was a field study that has been postponed indefinitely as of right now. So he’s just hanging out at his apartment, waiting for a chance to get access to the internet. He calls every now and again, but it’s very infrequent and the connection always sucks and he keeps it very brief.

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      8. Wow, that’s horrifying that you feel the need to do that. But yeah, the remote risk of them trying to trace it back to himβ€” I totally get it. I don’t know if I could ever bring myself to be in a country like that for any reason! It just wouldn’t be worth it for me.

        It’s more understandable that you’d want to stick around for as long as possible if you were working on a PhD, I guess. Surprising that the university itself back home wouldn’t have sent warnings out to people.

        Still, I can definitely sympathise with him still! Hope he gets out of there before too long. Sounds shit!!

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      9. I don’t know that it’s a necessity. I just… am someone who watches things like Jason Bourne movies and truly believes that even the most far fetched of scenarious are plausible.

        I’m weird. Okay, I’m going to stop talking about this. Sorry.

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      10. Haha! Fair enough πŸ˜†.

        Lol, don’t worry you haven’t spammed my comments! I’m the king of that 😁.

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    2. Or perhaps they went so that they could be sure of a supply of toilet paper?? 🧻🧻🧻🀣

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