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Don't Panic!

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by normannobody2018, Mar 25, 2020.


level of panic where you are

Poll closed Apr 1, 2020.
  1. Virus? What Virus?

  2. Mild hysteria

  3. Four horses of the apocalypse are expected tomorrow

  1. normannobody2018

    normannobody2018 New commenter

    My Ayer (maid) has just turned up, covered from head to toe including facial mask. She thinks she's protecting herself, when really she's protecting me from her. Nevertheless, I'll still spray the Dettol around once she's gone; as I have been doing since well before Covid arrived.

    Whilst the county I'm in has hardly had any cases, there is mass panic. Otherwise sensible people are preaching end of days scenarios. The calls to prayer are louder than normal. Not sure if the folks are still squashed in cheek to bottom every Friday, but wouldn't be surprised.

    Whilst I'm home arranging online meetings and online tuition, I'm also relaxing and catching up with Amazon Prime & Netflix (I highly recommend Mrs Maisal on Prime) and thankfully I bought another large vodka bottle on my last flight in.

    What levels of panic are people noticing in other countries?
  2. TeacherMan19

    TeacherMan19 Occasional commenter

    In China panic is subsiding
  3. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    We are taking Yorkshire levels of precautions here in Shanghai at the moment;
    1, wear a wool vest to keep your chest warm.
    2, wear clean underwear when you leave the apartment in case you get in an accident.
    3, keep the kettle on for a nice cup of tea.
  4. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    There is a lot of worry here in Southern Europe as every country queues up to become the next Italy. There is no panic buying through and everyone is being respectful of one another. My country has been through endless economic hardships since 2008 which has hardened people.

    What I'm seeing on FB Instagram feeds from the UK is appalling.
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  5. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    'Ayer' or Ayi/Ayee, normannobody2018
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  6. mr1303

    mr1303 New commenter

    Put it this way, more Corporal Jones than Private Fraser. Although that's in my relatively small town - it's worse in the big cities.
  7. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Yorkshire threat level now set at "stand at foot oof ur stairs".
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  8. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    Ayers are so yesterday :)
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  9. normannobody2018

    normannobody2018 New commenter

    It's ayers where I am right now. As for the name being so yesterday, I often feel like I'm in the 19th century in this place.
  10. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Lead commenter

    Ayer = Yesterday in Spanish.
    spanboy likes this.
  11. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    ... All my troubles seems so far away...
    Mainwaring likes this.
  12. normannobody2018

    normannobody2018 New commenter

    It's gansey weather outside, then?
  13. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Yorkshire threat level now at "ee bah gum".

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