Share Your World 2020: 9 March


Sharing My World This Week

Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or other type of person?  Take that as you will! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hmm. I don’t know what other people would say about me but I think that I am probably more sour than I used to be.

Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you?  Or are you more a โ€œmeh โ€“ itโ€™s just another severe flu scareโ€ type of person?

The virus doesn’t worry me so much, people’s reaction to it does. People hoarding toilet paper, fighting in supermarkets. Obviously it is a serious thing but I find the Doomsday Prepper attitude of many people much more disturbing.

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When was the last time you were snooping, and found something you wish you hadnโ€™t?

I live on my own. What would I find?

Whatโ€™s the most pleasant sounding accent in your personal opinion?   Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone! 

Can’t explain why but anything said with a Scottish accent always sounds better to me.

Gratitude

I’ve had a quiet week this week. Haven’t been anywhere or done anything out of the ordinary. Still, with all the bad news that we’ve heard lately, bushfire, droughts, the economy and coronavirus I’m grateful for peace and quiet.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

8 comments

  1. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World! I don’t think ‘sour’ applies to you at all, ‘sweet’ would be my categorization! โค I love a Scottish accent (Sean Connery…O MY! ๐Ÿ˜› ) but also find most accents (outside the States) intriguing and fun to hear! And a quiet and gentle week is a blessing, especially in these trying times. It's indeed something to be grateful for! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Anyone who has had a heart attack, heart surgery, or a valve problem — at any age — is very likely to die of this. it is NOT just like the flu. For anyone over 60, it is potentially lethal and if you have any other physical issues, like to be lethal. If ONE of us gets sick, probably both of us will die. Mind you we aren’t storing mountains of food or supplies, but we aren’t going out much, either. This country is SO unready to deal with this. Our fool of a president has done absolutely everything to pretend this is political so there are no tests, no plans, not even decent information. it so is NOT political. This isn’t a problem you solve with a few tweets.

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    • I understand. I didn’t mean that I didn’t think it was dangerous. I feel that as I am more or less self isolated here I am less at risk than if I lived in a city. There have been 2 cases here in Tasmania, one in the north, one in the south. Every state has had some cases, Sydney is probably worst affected. It is the largest city and has a very diverse population so more people travelling to and from affected countries I guess.

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  3. Oh. I had this post saved in my email inbox to read it later as I didn’t have much time recently to go through all my mails. And now I see you brought the same hoarding topic up too and actually said the same as I did…. that you’re more afraid of people and their behaviour than of Covid-19.

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      • If you want to have a good laugh in these times, I suggest you this video from the Netherland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA4KS546rZo

        A toilet paper warehouse worker, busy with the philosophical question if this is the end of toilet paper. I had a really good laugh ๐Ÿ˜€

        I’ve only seen aggressive behavior in videos so far but people are like that in panic and I wouldn’t be surprised if I will see something like this in our city too.

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      • At least the workers at the warehouse are getting a good laugh. In fact there is a factory that makes it in South Australia and as I understand it the reason that the stores ran out so quickly initially was simply that they only stock enough to last for a couple of days in normal circumstances but these circumstances are anything but normal.

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      • Yes, they laughed like villains ๐Ÿ˜€ Pretty funny.

        I worked a lot in warehouses. And when there is high demand, it takes a bit of time until delivery to the taker catches up. My experience has always been that the stock in a warehouse or production is almost never the bottleneck but the delivery. So, yeah, you’re right… stores only stock up for normal circumstances. Everything else is what warehouses are for. Stockpiling things up to be able to handle changing demands. A lot of things have a very long shelflife (like canned food, toilet paper and so), thus massive amounts can be stored. Since we don’t have teleportation, increased supply will follow shortly when takers demand more. Not to mention that production will be increased as well if needed but I have no experience there. There are people and software to plan and analyze supply and demand.

        We have some massive warehouses in my city too and when I worked there, it felt like a never-ending job. But it’s mindblowing to see how much we do consume collectively. And now in the Corona times, with the warehouse experience, it’s also funny to watch people going full panic that things could run out completely lol.

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