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KayEngel Mon 13-Jul-20 18:45:21

Is it just me? I still can't quite believe what has happened and is still going to happen for the foreseeable. I've stopped going out, not because I'm worried about getting Covid, but because the whole face mask, social distancing, queuing, booking ahead, craziness is just too upsetting.

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Spinakker Mon 13-Jul-20 18:48:02

I know how you feel. I've felt panicky today as well about the "new normal" but now I've just seen the news that only 11 people have died from Covid today. Let's just hope things will continue to improve.

DoesntLookLikeJesus Mon 13-Jul-20 18:49:52

Move here. Hardly anyone is wearing a mask, very few are social distancing and you can go in any pub you want. We've got a fairly high transmission rate though, so you may be swapping anxiety about modifying your behaviour for catching a potentially deadly respiratory disease. Guess it depends on your priorities really. 🤷

ssd Mon 13-Jul-20 18:49:56

I'm exactly the same. I forget about it for a wee while, then an advert comes on or the news comes on and it all comes back like a bad dream.

Helenj1977 Mon 13-Jul-20 18:50:00

Yep. I can't get my head around it. We were told to stay at home because of a virus. It's like a bloody film.

I'm back to not sleeping. I'm worried about my dds going back to school in September.

frozendaisy Mon 13-Jul-20 18:52:31

I don't want to wear a face mask I really don't but if it reduces community transmission I will. So I am going to get some material this week and make bandana type ones in funky material.

Yes life is weird, but I am trying to just ride the wave now rather than fight it, it won't be forever.

AnyFucker Mon 13-Jul-20 18:54:04

Yes. Some days I still feel very tearful about how much our lives have changed, and not for the better.

I feel so bad for the young, the university leavers, the school leavers. For the poor, the already disadvantaged children, the women who are disproportionately affected. It's just so sad and so out of our control which is the hardest bit.

ssd Mon 13-Jul-20 18:55:07

I wore a mask to the shops today, it does take a bit of getting used to, but if it helps I'll wear it.

How weird we're all going about in masks and visors.

BikeRunSki Mon 13-Jul-20 18:56:38


I know how you feel. I've felt panicky today as well about the "new normal" but now I've just seen the news that only 11 people have died from Covid today. Let's just hope things will continue to improve.

It’s Monday though. Monday figures are always low because they have caught up from the weekend. 11 is still very positive though.

BikeRunSki Mon 13-Jul-20 18:56:58

* have not caught up

iffymiffy Mon 13-Jul-20 19:04:04

It’s like a film - exactly this.

WeveGottaGetTherouxThis Mon 13-Jul-20 19:07:49

Yep, I’m exactly the same, OP. I know people who were initially terrified to the extreme about contracting the virus, who are now out and about like normal...meanwhile, I’m avoiding going out at all costs for the reasons you mentioned, and also for fear of being shouted at for unintentionally doing something “wrong”.

RhubarbTea Mon 13-Jul-20 19:17:07

I feel like I'm mourning my old life, and the world as it used to be. I feel very sad when I go out because I can't forget for a moment what has happened. When I'm pottering at home doing stuff I do forget which is a relief.

TwentyViginti Mon 13-Jul-20 19:23:16

Yes. Still can't get my head round it all. I'm not working, and go out very little atm. It's a shock to see all the signs, one way systems in streets, no boarding at bus stations, plus all the disembodied voices issuing instructions in supermarkets etc; it's so.....well, weird!

KayEngel Mon 13-Jul-20 19:23:40

@RhubarbTea yes exactly the same with me. So for the rest of the summer, I've decided to stop watching the news, no reading online either including mumsnet. I can't take it anymore.

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Runmybathforme Mon 13-Jul-20 19:28:40

I agree OP, we all want our lives back. Thing is, we have to get out there, get used to the new ways of living, or we’ll have no lives at all. You can’t live like a hermit , think it’s very different for those of us who’ve been working all through it. Perhaps we have more confidence.

SheikhaPinty Mon 13-Jul-20 19:29:17

There’s no point wearing lipstick anymore.

TwentyViginti Mon 13-Jul-20 19:29:29

I've written the rest of this year off, socially. Can't imagine pubs/restaurants being much fun now.

Kbear Mon 13-Jul-20 19:30:54

My friend travelled to London today to work as her boss required her to - she asked a woman opposite her to wear her mask and the woman called her a fucking cunt

Happy days

AlecTrevelyan006 Mon 13-Jul-20 19:31:32

whatever happened to 'flatten the curve'?

KayEngel Mon 13-Jul-20 19:35:32

Yes. We were supposed to flatten the curve. We did but now it seems nothing but eradication is good enough.

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beela Mon 13-Jul-20 19:36:07

I miss my old life sad

Some days it's OK but other days I feel awful. Its like grief.

KayEngel Mon 13-Jul-20 19:36:22

Which is futile!

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WeveGottaGetTherouxThis Mon 13-Jul-20 19:36:49

* There’s no point wearing lipstick anymore.*

🤣🤣 so true!! I’ll also enjoy the suspension in not worrying if I’ve blended my foundation properly over my jawline. Every cloud...!

Medievalist Mon 13-Jul-20 19:36:55

Every single morning I wake up and it takes a few seconds to hit me again. Still can't believe it.

At least during lockdown we knew what we were meant to be doing and we always knew lockdown would be lifted. But where are we now? It feels like some sort of half-life that could go on for ages where nobody knows quite how to behave.

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