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  1. Amy Schley, Longcat Shrinker Moderator
    Amy Schley, Longcat Shrinker
    @AmySchley

    Did someone say cabin fever? 

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  2. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    She seems. . . upset. 

    Now I understand why my friends with four or more kids sound the way they do. I’ve only got two in the house and we stay sane by social distancing. Everyone has their own floor until Mr. C gets home. 

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  3. iWe Coolidge
    iWe
    @iWe

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    She seems. . . upset.

    She is precisely the kind of woman I find hysterically funny – like other peoples’ old and opinionated mothers-in-law. As long as I do not get any closer than a youtube screen. 

    The pain is real, though. Homes in Israel are small. No part of life there is designed for sustained cramped confinement. Everyone gets around and moves outside quite a lot, especially compared to the US.

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  4. Dave of Barsham Member
    Dave of Barsham
    @LesserSonofBarsham

    I feel this lady’s pain. We have three kids at home and their school is sending stuff every day from multiple sources. With the younger two needing to be guided through most of it and the oldest struggling with her English (English isn’t their first language) its maddening trying to keep up. All the while we’re trying to keep our paychecks coming in by working from home. I need a nap already just thinking about it.

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  5. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    I tried homeschooling for about six months while Little Miss Anthrope was going through her medical crisis. It was intense — probably more than it needed to be because of my inexperience. But, if you’re covering 4 or 5 subjects in a day, I don’t see how you’re supposed to get through the curriculum in four hours, as more experienced homeschoolers claim. It was typical for us to go until 5:00 pm, with breaks of course. 

    It takes a special kind of person to teach 20 or 30 kids at a time and keep them on track. That person is not me. 

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  6. cirby Inactive
    cirby
    @cirby

    I got bored a couple of days ago and shaved my beard (for the first time in about twenty years).

    I’d go out and ride my bike, but it’s pollen season, and stepping outside is a bit like breathing battery acid.

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  7. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    I especially liked her line about the kids finding out how dumb the parents are. Yes siree.

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  8. Zafar Member
    Zafar
    @Zafar

    A woman who launched a thousand drag queens…

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  9. lowtech redneck Coolidge
    lowtech redneck
    @lowtech redneck

    What is this ‘cabin fever’ that people refer to?:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/nations-nerds-wake-up-in-utopia-where-everyone-stays-inside-sports-canceled-social-interaction-forbidden

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  10. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Am I the only person here who gets up and goes to work every day?  When the experts are telling everyone  over 60 to stay inside for weeks?  No cabin fever here.  Just seemingly back-to-back Zoom meetings with all of my coworkers who are working from home, and all of whom are 10-30 years younger than I am.  The Big Boss, however, is also in every day, and he is still younger than I am, but not by that much.

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  11. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Am I the only person here who gets up and goes to work every day? When the experts are telling everyone over 60 to stay inside for weeks? No cabin fever here. Just seemingly back-to-back Zoom meetings with all of my coworkers who are working from home, and all of whom are 10-30 years younger than I am. The Big Boss, however, is also in every day, and he is still younger than I am, but not by that much.

    Mr. C. has been going in (he’s 62), but he’s got experiments to run using radiation sources and it’s neither possible nor advisable to do that at home. He did stay home today to write a report while we had a snow storm. Most of his co-workers have also been going to work for the same reasons. His boss came to work Monday after flying home from Britain! I wish he’d taken the week to work from home.

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  12. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Am I the only person here who gets up and goes to work every day? When the experts are telling everyone over 60 to stay inside for weeks? No cabin fever here. Just seemingly back-to-back Zoom meetings with all of my coworkers who are working from home, and all of whom are 10-30 years younger than I am. The Big Boss, however, is also in every day, and he is still younger than I am, but not by that much.

    Mr. C. has been going in (he’s 62), but he’s got experiments to run using radiation sources and it’s neither possible nor advisable to do that at home. He did stay home today to write a report while we had a snow storm. Most of his co-workers have also been going to work for the same reasons. His boss came to work Monday after flying home from Britain! I wish he’d taken the week to work from home.

    Well, at least it wasn’t Italy.  Unless there was a side trip…

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  13. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Am I the only person here who gets up and goes to work every day? When the experts are telling everyone over 60 to stay inside for weeks? No cabin fever here. Just seemingly back-to-back Zoom meetings with all of my coworkers who are working from home, and all of whom are 10-30 years younger than I am. The Big Boss, however, is also in every day, and he is still younger than I am, but not by that much.

    Mr. C. has been going in (he’s 62), but he’s got experiments to run using radiation sources and it’s neither possible nor advisable to do that at home. He did stay home today to write a report while we had a snow storm. Most of his co-workers have also been going to work for the same reasons. His boss came to work Monday after flying home from Britain! I wish he’d taken the week to work from home.

    Well, at least it wasn’t Italy. Unless there was a side trip…

    Or, unless he was waiting in line with 100 other people to change his flight, some of whom were infected.

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  14. Lois Lane Coolidge
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    @LoisLane

    Many people don’t have a choice about now working at home.  I’m a professor at a community college.  I am about to inflict some distance learning on some children, but this lady need not worry.  I understand that I will dial back my expectations.  It pains me because I know that this will be the only history class many of my students have, but I am realistic.  It is what it is.  I am sitting on the couch right now with a stir crazy dog.  (We will go out and run when it stops raining.) 

    The husband is also at home.  This was a decision by people higher up than he is.  Offices have been shut down.  If he could, he would go to work.  We can wash our hands and social distance without killing businesses.  They are talking about layoffs, of course.  

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  15. colleenb Member
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    @colleenb

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Am I the only person here who gets up and goes to work every day? When the experts are telling everyone over 60 to stay inside for weeks? No cabin fever here. Just seemingly back-to-back Zoom meetings with all of my coworkers who are working from home, and all of whom are 10-30 years younger than I am. The Big Boss, however, is also in every day, and he is still younger than I am, but not by that much.

    I’m going to work too but we have a small, 3-person office and the other 2 (even older than me) persons are only coming as needed. I’ll see what next week brings.

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  16. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    @KirkianWanderer

    Ah, my Hebrew teacher actually sent this to my class’ group chat to analyze for homework for this week. Many useful phrases!

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