Silly coronavirus rant – everyone welcome to vent here about anything

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Post # 16
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Busy bee

I’m in dire need of a haircut. My cute pixie cut has overgrown and on windy days I’m starting to look like a dark haired Boris Johnson 😭

And what 

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emilyofnewmoon : said. If I knew the last time my mum babysat my daughter was going to be the last time for the foreseeable future I wouldn’t have spent the time deep cleaning the house. We would have relaxed and gone out to a nice dinner!

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my son’s 4th birthday is on thursday. we canceled his party that was supposed to be on sunday.

i’m thankful he’s still too young to really understand and not miss it. but i feel bad.

we are planning to do a zoom, so all his friends can wish him a happy birthday.

i think my husband is going to run out today to get cake mix and icing so we can make something.

 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

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butfirstchampagne :  I had three interviews, a test, and had the final interview with the CEO scheduled for last Thursday…and then everything went to shit on Tuesday afternoon in the UK. So frustrating! 

Hopefully they pick up where everything left off once we go back to some form of normality and you get the job!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Mine is just that I hate my job every day more and more. I’m pregnant so I think the hormones are making it feel worse to me. I’m trying really hard to stay in a grateful space and holding to the idea that this pregnancy is joyful and exciting and no crappy boss can take that joy from me. That I’m getting to work from home which gives me needed space from my boss, the ability to sleep in. I’m being grateful for getting to work from home. Each time he calls or emails me I’m going to really try to not get riled up. 

Just generally frustrated with people. Saw another article of young people doing huge party boats in florida and tying boats together. California article that people went to the beaches anyways this weekend. Saw a couple bring a newborn into a grocery store this weekend while my husband made me wait in the car because I’m pregnant. Just mad at people not being smart in general. I’m worried Florida is about to eclipse NY in the next weeks because of their selfishness. 

And husband and I went out for a much needed walk around the neighborhood yesterday. It’s the only way we can get fresh air and exercise. We were very considerate distancing ourself from people out too. Was annoyed some people on runs ran by us like nothing is going on heavily breathing all over the place. Wish everyone was more respectful of 6 feet rule. And I sympathize with people wanting to go on hikes. Wish there was a way to facilitate that with a sign up sheet that keeps trails not crowded so that trails don’t get shut down too because I feel like walking outside is all we have left now. 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

I have serious worries too I’m high risk. 

But my hair is unmanageable now needs a cut. I miss going to the tjmaxx to get our coffee. They have a lot of varieties. And it was fun. 

Miss being able to pop out for a bit to get stuff. I’m absolutely following the only go out if absolutely necessary but still. The normalcy of every day i miss. 

It’s sunny right now and I want to hear the ocean. But too many people there and news says they weren’t following social distancing.  Ack! 

Mostly cant wait for normal again and I want everyone to recover. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

So many things:

-I’m an LPN doing my RN through Excelsior college in New York. I was scheduled for my in person clinical exam at the end of May. This is the last thing I have to do in order to take the NCLEX RN. All exams are suspended with no plans to restart at the moment. I have no idea when I will finish now. 
– My birthday is Friday. I have to work and we won’t be celebrating. 
-I’m immunosuppressed and scared everyday at work. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I’m immunocompromised so that’s always in the back of my mind. We’ve never had to wait this long for our tax refund and we could use it more than ever now that my husband is laid off.

 

My daughter’s first birthday is I n April and I’m sad we’ll have to postpone her party. My sister was traveling to see us for her birthday and we haven’t seen her since July, super bummed that’s all canceled. 

My son’s preschool still wants their regular payment even though they’re shut down but we can’t afford it living off unemployment right now, so I guess he’ll be losing his spot. 

I just got into a debate with an acquaintance over food hoarding so that’s put me in a bad mood. According to them the rest of us should’ve just been more prepared and seen what was coming and stocked up 🙄. The amount of privilege they were showing was honestly disgusting.

 

Last week when I was at the store I went to the bathroom and there was an elderly woman taking paper towels from the dispenser and putting them in a plastic bag. An employee came in and told her she couldn’t do that and she said she didn’t know what else to do because everything was sold out everywhere, the employee just stood there and stared at her and kept repeating she couldn’t do that. I felt awful for her and helped her get the rest of her groceries and helped her load them. 

Ive never been so disheartened by the lack of compassion I am seeing on a daily basis. So many people just do not care about anyone else but themselves. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I selfishly was looking forward to being self isolated from work for a couple weeks. I wanted to be able to do some of the things I’m been putting off and feel to tired to do reg. But I won’t be doing that…even though I personally do t feel like it, my job field is deemed as essential so I’m going to go to work and be around the same people every day. Same hours and everything, they have also taken away our tables and chairs in break rooms strongly hinting and we either eat at our desk or in our car but if we go out we have to all go though the same interence because there is heat gun area there so basically I have to be back 5 mins early. It’s really driven up my anexity having to still go to work as if nothing else is happening in the world. I feel like a lot of people around me aren’t taking this seriously, a lot of people on the road, how often do people really have to go to the store and have all 5 members (and I’m not talking all kids) with them? 

Ive had a crappy schedule at work for over a year and half now (basically the only thing I could get when getting hired) and they were going to have bid for new shifts this month and with everything happening right now everything has been on hold untill further notice. No meetings, no coachings with our manager, no volunteer opportunities, etc. I know I should be really thankful I still have a job but my job wasn’t the best to begin with and now everything is just worse. I was looking job opportunities, hoping to be out of this job at the 2 year mark but now everything is uncertain. Who knows if I’ll be able to get a new job with how the economy is going to be…who knows if I’ll even have a job after this because they may start doing layoffs after this or even just get rid of our whole department like they did with another a few months ago. I’m just stressed, I would have used a break 🙁

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My daughter is likely done with school for the year, and although as of now, my son’s daycare is still open, my husband doesn’t want to send him there and I don’t know if they’ll even be open in a few weeks. That means that I will potentially have to work from home, while homeschooling my 8 year old and trying to keep my 4 year old entertained and stimulated.

I feel a spike of anxiety every time I see empty shelves at a grocery store. I worry about my mother being lonely. I miss going to Target. My skin is even drier than normal after constantly washing my hands. I am constantly running and emptying the dishwasher since we are eating at home so much. My house is a constant mess as the kids entertain themselves best when they drag every conceivable item out from their rooms and dump it in various places in the house.

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Easter is probably going to suck this year. There are hardly any eggs to be had in the grocery stores and I wouldn’t feel right buying them up to dye them- as we never eat all the hard boiled ones anyway. I’m scrambling trying to make up some kind of easter basket/gift for my kids but since I’m not going out shopping all around it is challenging. Also, most of the delivery dates for things from Amazon are for a month from now. Overall, very small things that are not a huge deal, but I’m still annoyed.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

I reallllyyy miss my iced coffee. So much so that I think I need to admit I have a serious problem here. 

Getting my nails done is like the one luxury thing I do for myself on a regular basis so I’m pretty bummed about not being able to for the foreseeable future. 

I’ve been job hunting for awhile now after moving to a new state for D Hs job last year and getting all my credentials set up here but now that’s on hold indefinitely. We are so fortunate that D H has a job right now that can cover our bills but I never would have thought my own career would be on hold this long.

Anddd selfishly I kind of hate my husband working from home. Everything’s getting dirtier faster and I feel like I have to tiptoe around all day so that I’m not disturbing him.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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secondtimer18 :  THANK YOU!! They reduced the train size in my city as well due to fewer passengers. All while playing messages to sit far apart – dumb!

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theweddingunplanner :  I’m with you about wanting to be outside more – or at least new places outside.

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Kslim13 :  I’m sorry that happened to you! – Not cool cry

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

We have a national holiday coming up. And I love the family tradition we have. My bf would have experienced it for the first time. Now it will be cancelled. It’s one if my favourite holidays.

Another thing is that me and my siblings (+spouses) had tickets to a champagne festival. This would have been the first time in 3 years that we get to meet up.

We had an Easter holiday booked in Italy. Now there really isn’t even a plan b cause starvation doesn’t really work if you can’t leave the house. Also I really need the money back from my bookings.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

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Irish2014 :  Sorry you have to work on your bday. Immune compromised here too. Big hugs to you for doing the medical field work. You are part of the heroes.  I’m scared too. Hope you are doing ok otherwise. Hugs. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

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zzar45 :  wowee that’s a lot of work for one job!! Hope they do get back to you with some news soon!

The job I applied for is in Ireland and they gave me call today saying it’d be at least 2 weeks until I hear back from them. Weird times hey! Fingers crossed for you too 🙂 

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