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Truly these people live among us – and frighteningly they get to vote!

Whilst most sane people are knuckling down and accepting the restrictions all of us are currently facing, incredibly there are some total nutters out there.

Yes, believe it or not some people have taken up what they call “THE CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE” which involves them going round licking all kinds of surfaces …… including toilet bowls.

Now I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to go round licking hand rails on tube trains, spades, door handles – and certainly not toilet bowls at any time, let alone now!

Of course apart from endangering themselves, their bizarre behaviour could spread the disease to other innocent people while the rest of us try to act responsibly.

Who do these people think they are?

Clearly this kind of irresponsible behaviour is not new as the following passage taken from Samuel Pepys Diary in 1664 illustrates: –

“On hearing rumour that Londoners may soon be urged into their lodgings by his majesty’s men, I looked upon the street to see a gaggle of striplings making fair merry, and no doubt spreading the plague well about. Not a care had these rogues for the health of their elders!” 

It seems that some things never change!

Meanwhile over in Mexico one man has really been “thinking outside the box” and come up with a novel solution to help with his shopping after being unable to suppress a craving for a “must have” treat.

He enlisted the help of his pet chihuahua!

He tucked $20 into the dog’s collar along with a note that read, “Hello Mr Shopkeeper. Please sell my dog some Cheetos, the orange kind, not the red ones, they’re too hot. She has $20 attached to her collar. WARNING: She will bite if not treated right. Your front neighbour.”

Incredibly, although looking very nervous on the first day of her new job, the dog somehow returned home with a packet of orange Cheetos clutched between her gnashers.

Antonio captured the incredible moment his pet trotted back down the street clutching a bag of crisps almost bigger than itself, and uploaded the story on Facebook, with the caption: “Day three of quarantine. I wanted my Cheetos.”

Good job he didn’t want a case of beer!

Right all being well, I’ll see you again tomorrow,

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