Lockdown Rules

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Cranky Pants lives in the hyperborean reaches of northern Alberta. This is a land that is far, far away, eternally covered in ice, and under about a thousand feet of snow, where the wind constantly blows a hundred kilometers per hour (not miles per hour, because this is Canada), and where the temperature never exceeds 0 degrees C (the C stands for Canadian).

You’d think they wouldn’t have to worry about the coronavirus in such a far-off land, but no it’s there also. And so are bumbling bureaucrats. And even there, one never knows what to fear most, the virus or the health department.

Cranky Pants is sharing with us the bizarre, confusing lockdown rules she and her fellow Albertians must follow. As if we weren’t familiar with them already. But living so far away in such a distant land, how could she know it’s the same where we’re at, as where she’s at?

These universal lockdown rules reflect the comedy/tragedy of humankind’s response to the coronavirus. Thank you, Cranky Pants, for the following submission:

Lockdown Rules

Well this is both funny/not funny and true.
The Rules:
1. Basically, you can’t leave the house for any reason, but if you have to, then you can.
2. Masks are useless, but maybe you have to wear one, it can save you, it is useless, but maybe it is mandatory as well.
3. Stores are closed, except those that are open.
4. You should not go to hospitals unless you have to go there. Same applies to doctors, you should only go there in case of emergency, provided you are not too sick.
5. This virus is deadly but still not too scary, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster.
6. Gloves won’t help, but they can still help.
7. Everyone needs to stay HOME, but it’s important to GO OUT.
8. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarket, but there are many things missing when you go there in the evening, but not in the morning. Sometimes.
9. The virus has no effect on children except those it affects.
10. Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…
11. You will have many symptoms when you are sick, but you can also get sick without symptoms, have symptoms without being sick, or be contagious without having symptoms. Oh, my..
12. In order not to get sick, you have to eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand and it’s better not to go out, well, but no…
13. It’s better to get some fresh air, but you get looked at very wrong when you get some fresh air, and most importantly, you don’t go to parks or walk. But don’t sit down, except that you can do that now if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant (but not too old).
14. You can’t go to retirement homes, but you have to take care of the elderly and bring food and medication.
15. If you are sick, you can’t go out, but you can go to the pharmacy.
16. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house, which may have been prepared by people who didn’t wear masks or gloves. But you have to have your groceries decontaminated outside for 3 hours. Pizza too?
17. Every disturbing article or disturbing interview starts with “I don’t want to trigger panic, but…”
18. You can’t see your older mother or grandmother, but you can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver.
19. You can walk around with a friend but not with your family if they don’t live under the same roof.
20. You are safe if you maintain the appropriate social distance, but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance.
21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours, no, four, no, six, no, we didn’t say hours, maybe days? But it takes a damp environment. Oh no, not necessarily.
22. The virus stays in the air – well no, or yes, maybe, especially in a closed room, in one hour a sick person can infect ten, so if it falls, all our children were already infected at school before it was closed. But remember, if you stay at the recommended social distance, however in certain circumstances you should maintain a greater distance, which, studies show, the virus can travel further, maybe.
23. We count the number of deaths but we don’t know how many people are infected as we have only tested so far those who were “almost dead” to find out if that’s what they will die of…
24. We have no treatment, except that there may be one that apparently is not dangerous unless you take too much (which is the case with all medications). Orange man bad.
25. We should stay locked up until the virus disappears, but it will only disappear if we achieve collective immunity, so when it circulates… but we must no longer be locked up for that?

Categories: coronavirus

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  1. These are great! Humor makes you laugh which is healthy for your heart, so make sure you keep getting a full dose of it each day! Plus it makes you warm since it gets your blood flowing so Canadians especially need it, being that they live in the land of the forever snow! 🙂

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  2. Hey, I have another funny one:

    President Trump supports those protesting the stay-at-home orders but also doesn’t think that the stay-at-home orders should be lifted at this time. He maintains full decision making authority depending on what the state governors decide, unless they are Democrats in which case the states should be liberated or its population punished. He maintains that this virus is a significant health crisis that could take years to effectively deal with unless it miraculously goes away which he also thinks will happen because it is hoax that we should ignore because its severity was covered up and we were misled into thinking that it wasn’t as serious as it really is. Make America Confused-as-Hell Again.

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  3. Too funny. My pants would be cranky too if I had to try to decipher what that all means. Oh, wait, I do, because Trump is just as bad. We’re basically just guessing anyway, how it spreads, who it is most likely to affect, what helps or doesn’t. And the country has gone nuts. Let’s give all the students A’s? Allow lawyers to continue defending clients in ZOOM court with no pants on? Have Amish people cease their quilting bees to mass produce masks that may or may not be useless? Someone said yesterday that New York City has a surplus of ventilators, they are offering them to anyone who needs them. Answer me this, why are nine patients sharing the same ventilator if they have enough to give away???

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  4. Reblogged this on Notizen 2021 and commented:

    Der beste Beitrag zu dieser Panhysterie, den ich bisher gelesen habe. Einfach grossartig, wie dieser ganze Irrsinn an sinnlosen Vorschriften, Warnungen und Drohungen auf den Punkt gebracht wird. Das Gefährlichste an Corona Covid ist nicht der Tod, sondern die Auswirkung auf das Gehirn und die Freiheit der Meinung. Wer diese vom Mainstream abweichende Meinung nicht akzeptieren will, beweist ihre Richtigkeit.

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