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  1. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Jul '20 12:31
    Quite bizarrely, the only shop on our high street that remained opened continuously during lockdown was a Tupperware store (selling plastic containers and a selection of brooms). It inspired the following story:


    Cockroaches, so I have been told, are the only living creatures that could survive a nuclear apocalypse, able to go long periods of time without sustenance while all life around them shrivelled and died. Who would have thought that on our local high street, the business equivalent of the cockroach would be the Tupperware store? For while all other shops closed down completely during the four months of lockdown (some never to return) it was the Tupperware shop alone that continued to trade, somehow able to survive without the sustenance of customers. Sellers of plastic containers, it seemed, were indestructible.


    Other lockdown stories welcome.
  2. Fermata
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    10 Jul '20 12:52
    Gill tightly clenched his toes and his fists as these seemed to him to be appropriately affirming additions to the foetal position his body had involuntarily assumed in deep dank darkness. He lay there permitting but not encouraging the chills to dance on his lower spine; their prosaic prickly pirouetting an unpleasant but welcome distraction from the withering winding withdrawal which ran its cruel fingers through his agonised bowels. In the near distance a fluttered glow teased his retinas as he squintingly peered through the stinging sweat stench...”lockdown’s a bitch when you’re coming down, ain’ it?” his fellow prisoner sneered.
  3. Subscriberrookie54
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    10 Jul '20 12:55
    @divegeester

    might consider trigger warning
    this reminds me of me so accurately i've got chills
  4. Subscriberlemondrop
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    10 Jul '20 13:04
    we have a newsstand that never closed because it sold snacks and toilet paper
  5. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    10 Jul '20 13:181 edit
    @Ghost-of-a-Duke

    I didn’t know this store still existed? Upon looking at their ranges I see the attraction during lockdown. In the same way that the supermarket shelves were stripped of flour and eggs, pasta and rice so were those hoarders baking lots of cakes and other recipes with children then storing them in their many Tupperware containers 😸

    https://tupperwarequeen.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwo6D4BRDgARIsAA6uN1-yynN37mc5yviXsZIMBkSKsnMuU7DZPRSfZq1EJE_RJwwEUXBY2rMaAu2nEALw_wcB
  6. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    10 Jul '20 13:211 edit
    My ex began designing engine parts for classic motor bikes a few years ago. He’s built up lot of new customers during lockdown as people have the time to tinker about with them.
  7. Gothenburg
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    10 Jul '20 13:41
    We haven't had a lockdown of the kind that you have, but many businesses have closed down anyway, mainly those which sold articles that were supplied in many shops - e.g. clothes, interior design, toys, MacDonald. Some of them manage to continue with on-line sale. Restaurants focus on take-away food. There are many ideas how to survive this situation.
  8. Bolton
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    10 Jul '20 14:25
    Through the back door take-a-way Indian from the local curry house.
  9. Standard memberbadradger
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    10 Jul '20 14:46
    @hells-caretaker said
    Through the back door take-a-way Indian from the local curry house.
    most importantly our off licence remained open, although I only used it once




    a day
  10. Gothenburg
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    10 Jul '20 16:38
    @badradger said
    most importantly our off licence remained open, although I only used it once




    a day
    We have state owned shops for liquor and strong beer and they have no financial problems ever. They take their responsibility and make sure that customers keep the distance, and during busy hours, only a limited number of customers may be in the shop at the same time, the rest queueing outside with a distance.
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    10 Jul '20 16:44
    Planet of the Goats

    For thousands of years man had ruined the earth. Rainforests were destroyed, cities polluted and the oceans were swimming in plastic. And then along came a virus and humans had to hide all day long with nothing to do but watch Big Bang Theory and eat biscuits. (Some savages became so desperate they concocted biscuit sandwiches!).
    'Remember the neolithics? ' sighed a goat. 'Those were the days. Before lego. But our time is coming. I've got it all sussed out. Kids 'r' us, JD Goats and McGruffs - I can't wait to bite into a juicy Big Grass. Better days are coming!'
  12. Bolton
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    10 Jul '20 17:03
    @neilarini said
    Planet of the Goats

    For thousands of years man had ruined the earth. Rainforests were destroyed, cities polluted and the oceans were swimming in plastic. And then along came a virus and humans had to hide all day long with nothing to do but watch Big Bang Theory and eat biscuits. (Some savages became so desperate they concocted biscuit sandwiches!).
    'Remember the ...[text shortened]... r' us, JD Goats and McGruffs - I can't wait to bite into a juicy Big Grass. Better days are coming!'
    😒I'm a little concerned now.
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    10 Jul '20 17:04
    @hells-caretaker said
    😒I'm a little concerned now.
    Goats are superior beings.
  14. YNWA
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    10 Jul '20 17:24
    @neilarini said
    Goats are superior beings.
    You may be at the epicentre of the goat thing. No sign of any goat activity by us as yet but I am now on the alert. Guards will be posted on the A55. Keep us informed.
  15. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Jul '20 18:05
    @neilarini said
    Goats are superior beings.
    Are you kidding?

    😴
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