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It's March 31st. Personal matters aside, I cannot remember a longer month in my life. I'm in my mid 40s and come from a relatively wealthy part of the UK that has been at peace since the English Civil War, so I'm lucky in that I haven't experienced conflict or economic depression or upheaval or famine or natural disaster.

April is 30 days. Will it seem even longer than March this year?
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It's March 31st. Personal matters aside, I cannot remember a longer month in my life. I'm in my mid 40s and come from a relatively wealthy part of the UK that has been at peace since the English Civil War, so I'm lucky in that I haven't experienced conflict or economic depression or upheaval or famine or natural disaster.

April is 30 days. Will it seem even longer than March this year?
Technically it was 1 hour shorter than January. Or May.
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We had the 1st confirmed case on Feb the 24th, and live was pretty normal in the beginning of March, so am afraid that April will feel even longer.
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For me this can't last long enough to be honest..... I am happy as a bug in a rug with the lockdown.
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For me this can't last long enough to be honest..... I am happy as a bug in a rug with the lockdown.
I'm sure all the doctors and nurses and people with loved ones in the hospital on ventilators feel the same.
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I'm sure all the doctors and nurses and people with loved ones in the hospital on ventilators feel the same.
There's always one......

At least I am not adding to their workload...

....and btw within 5 weeks my family had to deal with 4 deaths (of non Corona causes) so no need to be sarky.
Life is shitty enough as it is, but I refuse to be pessimistic on top of it and rather pinpoint the (for me) good things!!
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I'm sure all the doctors and nurses and people with loved ones in the hospital on ventilators feel the same.
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It's March 31st. Personal matters aside, I cannot remember a longer month in my life. I'm in my mid 40s and come from a relatively wealthy part of the UK that has been at peace since the English Civil War, so I'm lucky in that I haven't experienced conflict or economic depression or upheaval or famine or natural disaster.

April is 30 days. Will it seem even longer than March this year?
I'm 38 YO and March 2009 seemed longer. It was the bottom of the Great Recession. I was worried about getting fired at the time, my investments were -79%. I remember one day of that month just leaving the office, buying a six pack, drinking alone in the kitchen and going to bed at 18h00.

At least for me, this time is different, less bad.
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I'm 38 YO and March 2009 seemed longer. It was the bottom of the Great Recession. I was worried about getting fired at the time, my investments were -79%. I remember one day of that month just leaving the office, buying a six pack, drinking alone in the kitchen and going to bed at 18h00.

At least for me, this time is different, less bad.
I was fortunate enough to feel few effects of that recession, but I understand what you are saying.
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Old 31.03.2020, 13:08
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It's March 31st. Personal matters aside, I cannot remember a longer month in my life?
It's gone really quickly for me. Far too much to do. I can't believe it's already April tomorrow.
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It's gone really quickly for me. Far too much to do. I can't believe it's already April tomorrow.
I'm struggling with the not going out and the having to fill out the form with the start hour (I live in France) every time I go out is driving me nuts . Yes, I know it could be a lot worse and it's necessary, I'm not disputing that.
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I'm struggling with the not going out and the having to fill out the form with the start hour (I live in France) every time I go out is driving me nuts . Yes, I know it could be a lot worse and it's necessary, I'm not disputing that.
I'm going out about once every two or three days, for shopping and stuff, but I filled in the form in pencil, so now each time I go out I simply erase the date and time and replace it, takes about ten seconds. Been controlled once, couple of days ago, no problem - they looked at the form, asked where I was living (two homes always confuses the gendarmes), nodded OK, then asked to see (Swiss) car documents and were more concerned with recording the car plates, for some unknown reason.

With a relatively isolated house, big garden and stuff we're used to not seeing so many people day to day. But I think it must be a lot worse for single folk, particularly if you're used to meeting friends all the time.
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It's March 31st. Personal matters aside, I cannot remember a longer month in my life. I'm in my mid 40s and come from a relatively wealthy part of the UK that has been at peace since the English Civil War, so I'm lucky in that I haven't experienced conflict or economic depression or upheaval or famine or natural disaster.

April is 30 days. Will it seem even longer than March this year?
Well, I know it might sound strange but it really is a case of getting used to a new kind of normal.

Forty years ago I was in the Irish Navy Reserve, while in college and back in those days we were regularly called up to cover for permanent staff going on holidays, out sick or to do Aid to the Civil Power (Supporting police operations). The first time I went to sea was for four weeks and during the first week I though I'd go crazy. The day basically consisted of 8 hours of work and 16 hours lying on your bunk, interrupted by 4 breaks to go get food from the galley - no you could not just go to the fridge when every you wanted and the milk went off after day three so it was powder after that... We had none of the media devices you have now nor the internet, so it was reading all the way, it's amazing what you will read when there is nothing else - math, law, science, history, the dandy and the beno! Each man was asked to bring about 3 books on board, so you had about 150 books to read on the patrol boat over the period and probably about 4 to hours to read everyday.

But here is the thing, it became normal... so this lockdown is peanuts for me.
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Well, I know it might sound strange but it really is a case of getting used to a new kind of normal.

Forty years ago I was in the Irish Navy Reserve, while in college and back in those days we were regularly called up to cover for permanent staff going on holidays, out sick or to do Aid to the Civil Power (Supporting police operations). The first time I went to sea was for four weeks and during the first week I though I'd go crazy. The day basically consisted of 8 hours of work and 16 hours lying on your bunk, interrupted by 4 breaks to go get food from the galley - no you could not just go to the fridge when every you wanted and the milk went off after day three so it was powder after that... We had none of the media devices you have now nor the internet, so it was reading all the way, it's amazing what you will read when there is nothing else - math, law, science, history, the dandy and the beno! Each man was asked to bring about 3 books on board, so you had about 150 books to read on the patrol boat over the period and probably about 4 to hours to read everyday.

But here is the thing, it became normal... so this lockdown is peanuts for me.
Thanks, that's made me smile . How big was the boat?
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honestly it feels like march 391st to me....
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honestly it feels like march 391st to me....
My sentiments entirely . I'm not entirely convinced that tomorrow will be April, at last...
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My sentiments entirely . I'm not entirely convinced that tomorrow will be April, at last...

i'll save you the 9 mins wait, it's still march here...march 392
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