Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

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1 hour ago, Krieg said:

Rammstein's vocalist is positive and in an ICU here in Berlin.

 

Du.

Du hast.

Du hast mich.

Du hast mich.

Du hast mich angesteckt.

Du hast mich angesteckt.

Du hast mich angesteckt und das ist nur ein Aspekt.

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18 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

So, I work at home. I am mildly agoraphobic and prefer small gatherings in my home to big gatherings out. I don't go to festivals and seldom drink in bars here because in this little town bartenders are people who open cans of mixed drinks. My life has changed relatively little over the last two weeks other than that I have had the pleasure of having lunch with my wife and I have edited and/or written summaries for a dozen COVID-19 articles. 

 

There is some benefit to being satisfied being alone with your spouse. This is the time for introverts to shine. I feel like I've been training for this my whole life.

It is almost worrying when you work at home and lockdown makes little or no difference to normal life. I have the animals and its only the fact that I need to think when I do the bi weekly shop that is different. 

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18 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

So, I work at home. I am mildly agoraphobic and prefer small gatherings in my home to big gatherings out. I don't go to festivals and seldom drink in bars here because in this little town bartenders are people who open cans of mixed drinks. My life has changed relatively little over the last two weeks other than that I have had the pleasure of having lunch with my wife and I have edited and/or written summaries for a dozen COVID-19 articles. 

 

There is some benefit to being satisfied being alone with your spouse. This is the time for introverts to shine. I feel like I've been training for this my whole life.


So many benefits of feeling contented with loved ones at home.  We’re happy to be introverts. We don’t need a vacation from our regular life. 

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4 minutes ago, emkay said:


So many benefits of feeling contented with loved ones at home.  We’re happy to be introverts. We don’t need a vacation from our regular life. 

 

They think you're boring -- until they become bored with themselves, innit! ;)

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10 minutes ago, LukeSkywalker said:

Sales of toilet paper in Germany went up 700% (source: n-tv).

Did the weekly shopping yesterday evening, didn't check on TP as we don't need any but pasta, tinned products and stuff like apple puree were available in reasonable quantities, almost prehoarding levels.

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I did my first online-shop today, at SuperValu. I got a slot for Monday.  I guess no more physical shopping for me!

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My local online supermarket is telling prospective customers who are not in a risk group only to shop with them at the moment if they can't shop in any other way so as to free up places for the elderly and others at risk. This seems a very ethical approach to me.

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I went to the big Edeka in the next town today. Big empty TP aisle, except right on the end were a load of packs of Bamboo TP that clearly nobody would touch. They'll murder each other over normal TP, but won't consider an alternative.

 

Portable bidet update: it seems to work. It's a bit crap that when you turn it upside down water starts running out, but with a squirt and the right kind of movement you can get it where it needs to go. It's a bit hard to know if you've covered the whole area, and it does then leave you feeling wet and wiping yourself with a towel seems like a bad idea.

 

I think the shower strategy is better. Haven't used any TP this week yet, hence I'm feeling no urgency to buy any.

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I have never done this before, but I have started counting how many toilet rolls I actually use in how many days. The last roll lasted from Saturday morning until Thursday evening. So that's 6 days. Not bad really. 

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Mine doesn't leak, and I have perfected the art of getting it thoroughly clean. I use small cloths. In India I don't bother to dry off, its just water and dries by itself.

 

I'm thinking of installing a bum gun, though. It actually seems you don't need a plumber, just connect it to the water supply before it enters the tank.


Apparently the bidet alternative is really taking off:  https://mashable.com/shopping/march-26-bidets-on-sale/?europe=true

 

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17 minutes ago, bramble said:

I have never done this before, but I have started counting how many toilet rolls I actually use in how many days. The last roll lasted from Saturday morning until Thursday evening. So that's 6 days. Not bad really. 

 

How many sheets per roll, Bramble? 

 

Was it a bog standard 160? 

 

;) 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, hellfire99 said:

 

How many sheets per roll, Bramble? 

 

Was it a bog standard 160? 

 

;) 

 

 

 

 

No idea, hellfire. I'll count next time. :lol:

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2 minutes ago, bramble said:

 

No idea, hellfire. I'll count next time. :lol:

 

Standard issue seems to be 160 sheets and either 2 or 4 layers. 

 

Any of you 2 layer bums confirm that your fingers go through the paper? 

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Giving TT’s very own knitting specialist, BethAnn , the credit for inspiring this:

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1 hour ago, Lorelei said:

My local online supermarket is telling prospective customers who are not in a risk group only to shop with them at the moment if they can't shop in any other way so as to free up places for the elderly and others at risk. This seems a very ethical approach to me.

This is already the case in Spain: only elderly who are not mobile can shop groceries online.

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They should do that thugs in the UK who slash ambulance tyres etc.

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on hearing the UK PM, the minister of health and the department of health have all got COVID-19 

A lot of people are asking if the they are following social distancing themselfs

 

and then I noticed this

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