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What has this situation taught you?

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Bearbehind Fri 03-Apr-20 20:32:42

Mine are

- Individually, we’re each pretty insignificant
- A lot of day to day shit really doesn’t matter
- There’s somethings that are so far beyond our control it’s pretty much incomprehensible
- There's an awful lot of selfish fuckers out there who think rules don’t apply to them
- There’s an awful lot of people out there who put others before themselves and do what they can to help

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Justmuddlingalong Fri 03-Apr-20 20:36:58

That it's taken a global pandemic and governments endorsed lockdown before I actually do certain household jobs.

Bearbehind Fri 03-Apr-20 20:38:19

just 😂

You’re not doing it right

There’s loads more excuses before resorting to housework!

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RandomMess Fri 03-Apr-20 20:42:53

I am more introvert than I thought

I really like my family and they're all good company

My dog is incredibly clingy

DH has been suffering the side affects of sugar addiction for years

I am naturally incredibly lazy

Mysocalledlifexx Fri 03-Apr-20 20:43:58

I agree shows how selfish people are & how stupid they are too.
Also how much i enjoy being out walking & enjoy the fresh air, i so miss taking my baby out.
How much most of us have pulled together in this bad time.
Also shown me who my real friends are & isnt the ones i thought were.
Also how scary the world can be & nothing we can do about it.i just want to protect my children & this kinda is out of my hands.

LaBelleSauvage123 Fri 03-Apr-20 20:46:17

To slow down

How lovely my friends are

How lucky I am to live in such a community minded village

How much better I feel now I’m taking regular exercise.

anonname Fri 03-Apr-20 20:52:15

How extraordinarily privileged I am; realising that millions and millions live like this and so much worse every day and they don’t have the benefit of an established healthcare system, food to eat, a warm home, or a government that they can reasonably put faith in . Nor do they know that one day it will end, somehow .

How much I depend on others for support with mental health, and how particularly how dependant I was on my GP surgery - feel utterly bereft and dreadfully embarrassed . All MH related but bloody hell, I’m struggling and it’s only been three weeks .

Related - how far healthcare workers will go to protect others, friend is a GP and was last night saying she was (half joking) considering bedding down on examination couch as can’t go home easily/safely . It makes you realise how wonderful some people are .

Imapotato Fri 03-Apr-20 20:53:15

I shouldn’t be allowed to shop in Tesco. I spend far too much. (Normally a Lidl shopper).

My kids are even more amazing than I thought.

MugsOfTea Fri 03-Apr-20 20:53:45

That the dog really does need two walks a day (he's getting one and is struggling a bit)

That we have been over-buying food for years

That I am lucky to have a job I've done nothing but whinge about

That something like this could happen in my lifetime

TheGreatWave Fri 03-Apr-20 21:04:31

That school is a massive trigger for ds (asd).

Abelino Fri 03-Apr-20 21:05:15

Having holidays to look forward to is far more of a crutch for me than it should be

Meal planning is actually bloody brilliant

My online shopping habit was gross

Zisforstripyoss Fri 03-Apr-20 21:13:32

That I don't need to use antibacterial wipes - I'm ok with spray and regularly washed cloths.

Zisforstripyoss Fri 03-Apr-20 21:14:14

Also, that I could never be a teacher, although I knew this anyway. But it's really hit home for me during all this.

Darbs76 Fri 03-Apr-20 21:15:41

To treasure simple pleasures - meals with friends, going into the office, kids going to school. Having something to do. Waking up to Groundhog Day is not great. But totally appreciate we are the lucky ones

Poetryinaction Fri 03-Apr-20 21:17:20

How much I hate my job
How much happier I am at home
How self obsessed most people I know are - just wanting to know when their own lives will return to normal
How much I love not seeing anyone

Drivemybluecar Fri 03-Apr-20 21:17:20

I need to put more money into savings. Don’t like feeling this out of control and not knowing if I will pay my mortgage next month. My plan is to save enough for three months worth of bills and spending. I could have done this before if I had not spent so much money on crap that I didn’t need. Lesson learnt. Won’t do it again.

Elsa8 Fri 03-Apr-20 21:18:07

How lucky I am to have reasonable job stability (teacher). I'd never really appreciated that fully before.

My kids are amazing. Absolutely amazing.

That I've spent far too much of my life worrying about tiny things that don't matter.

That my life before this was pretty bloody perfect. I miss soft play with the kids, banter at work, weekend walks with the family. I hope on the other side of this I'll appreciate things a lot more!

darktriad Fri 03-Apr-20 21:19:07

DH really isn't that bad . ASD kids are much happier without school

Lolimax Fri 03-Apr-20 21:19:32

That apart from loving him I genuinely like my DH. Been locked in the house together all week as both showing signs and it's been nice. No rows, no arguments.

MondeoFan Fri 03-Apr-20 21:22:19

1. How happy my dog is
2. How I don't have ANY friends
3. How much everyone relies on me
4. How I miss driving my car
5. How I miss spontaneous trips

TheGreatWave Fri 03-Apr-20 21:27:17

@darktriad I am so surprised how well ds has coped and also how much happier he seems. I thought he would really struggle, but apart from the odd sibling flare-up (which is to be expected whatever the siblings) he has been quite calm.

I m pleased to hear that your dc are managing well too.

Barbararara Fri 03-Apr-20 21:31:10

That we spend a lot of money and time catering to random whims that we can easily manage without.

That I love having my family close, and under my feet.

That people are who they are. I’m often blind to other people, but something like this shows you clearly what people are like. There’s been a few surprises (including myself)

That I have very little control over anything.

Smithtylater Fri 03-Apr-20 21:35:30

That i cant believe i live in a world with Joe Exotic in it and that the tiger king on Netflix is real lol

ProfessorPootle Fri 03-Apr-20 21:37:41

I’m never running limited companies again.

Justmuddlingalong Fri 03-Apr-20 21:39:25

That the me me me people in my life, still think it's all about them. I'm totally distancing myself from them.

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