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Anyone Else Miss the Pandemic?

  • 27-06-2022 8:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭ MyLove4Satan

    Has anyone else been feeling a sense of loss or helplessness since all the lockdowns and restrictions have ended?

    During the height of the pandemic we knew the rules and what we were told to do. There was no guessing. We felt protected by our government. We knew who the enemies of society were. Contact Tracing Apps and Vax IDs Apps put us in control. Provided security. Gave meaning to our lives. Took away the constant terrors. The Garda Jeruselma dancing. It made me feel truly alive.

    Since all this has been taken away I feel lost and without purpose to myself. Anyone else feel the same? I found this video very comforting as it explained the kind of person I am perfectly.



  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭ Oscar Madison

    Aren't we heading back down that road again....eventually!

    Numbers are apparantly growing again so at some stage there will be another lock down.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭ Bobblehats

    I’m surprised we didn’t have a Miss Pandemic such was the fervour. .. well , you could argue we did and a cruel mistress she is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,208 ✭✭✭ Furze99

    Them were the days we won't be seeing again! Seriously though, there's many a business is going to struggle a lot more in the current climate with the reduction in discretionary spending than compared to what went down in Covid times. There was a lot of talk of businesses going to the wall after Covid and this inflationary spiral is the stake to the heart.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,684 ✭✭✭✭ wonski

    When was that?

    I don't remember 1.13 a litre tbh.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭ Bobblehats

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,866 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    24th May 2020, I still have the receipt, €1.12.9.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,294 ✭✭✭ Abominable Dr. Phibes

    Are you the sort of lad who will travel to the next town to save a few cents per litre, and then drive everyone to drink talking about it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,769 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2

    Ah yeah but come on... the "gave meaning to our lives" bit

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,160 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20

    2 young kids at home half killed me. But empty roads to work were great.

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,866 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,420 ✭✭✭ Shoog

    I had a good pandemic, I live in the country and still got to meet my neighbours on a daily basis. I got to use my camper van to get about without mixing to much. I helped a friend renovate his house and earned a bit of extra cash to boot.

    The only thing I didn't get to do was see my two grown up children which was unfortunate.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    Yup, miss it. Miss not having to deal with the (evident in this thread) absolute doses who think they know everything. Miss the lack of traffic. Miss the quieter shops. Miss people not standing on me in queues. Miss not having to make small talk. People suck.

  • Registered Users Posts: 49 Lavdogg

    Don't miss the daily ping from the journal each day with the numbers!

    It was all a bit mad at the start when you look back at it, there were times when the highlight of the week was going to do the shopping to bump into other people ya knew or hearing that someone ya knew tested positive and the panic and worry that came with it.

    There was some lovely weather and good "lockdown challenges" but you couldn't help but feel a little lost when we were allowed do things again.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Haha..... the weekly shop was a bit of a " treat" ( I used to iron a shirt, shave, shoes polished 🤣) ..... you'd slip 3/4 bottles wine into the trolley & rather than Mrs Mc Carthy bitching she'd say " better grab another couple to be on the safe side".......mmmm, happy days allright

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,741 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus

    Nah, it was horrible.

    March/April 2020 was awful, the feeling of reality becoming unglued, and the beginning of 2021 was so grim.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭ Gant21

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish Paul Reid all the best. The man got us through the pandemic, himself and Tony are heroes.