*Sigh*… Back here again are we? Back in another Christmas of uncertainty, after nearly two years of stop, start, stop, start. Yep, looks that way.
London is, metaphorically speaking, on fire right now; with the highest number of Omicron Covid cases in the country, and pretty much everyone you know testing positive left, right and centre in the last few days before Christmas. On top of that it’s cold, dark, and the looming lockdown shadow looks to be getting stronger by the day. Still, at least we have the funny tweets on the internet so.. every cloud.
Here are some of said tweets that seem to perfectly sum up the situation in London right now.
Everyone’s worried about catching Covid before Christmas Day
Not getting covid 10 days before Christmas is our nation's Squid Game
— Bing Bong Merrily On High (@TheRstott) December 16, 2021
Not getting Covid during the 10 days prior to Christmas is literally the worst adrenalin sport ever.
— Kate (@KateOfHysteria) December 15, 2021
Living in London right now is knowing your ten days of omicron isolation are coming for you but not knowing the exact calendar date of their arrival, 24/7 stress
— cate in the kitchen (@catekitchen) December 16, 2021
Trying to avoid getting Omicron in the run-up to Christmas in London feels like being on a round of Takeshi's Castle
— Josh Salisbury (@josh_salisbury) December 16, 2021
Avoiding COVID in London right now is like when you’d reach this bit on Snake pic.twitter.com/xrFsiT573h
— B (@TweetsByBilal) December 15, 2021
Me trying to avoid covid in London before Christmas pic.twitter.com/K1xkMDrEVD
— TomUsher-19 (@tom_usher_) December 18, 2021
Luckily, someone realised there’s a foolproof way to test yourself after Lateral Flow Tests are running low…
Can’t believe they’re replacing PCRs with this rapid online test pic.twitter.com/MBKizWIB3G
— Billie (@_BillieBelieves) December 20, 2021
In fact, it’s gotten so bad that people have given London a rather unfortunate nickname…
saw someone refer to london as ‘omicron head office’ and i haven’t stopped laughing about it since
— Cardi BTEC (@amelia_perrin) December 17, 2021
Me driving back to Omicron HQ, London, after a week in Wales. pic.twitter.com/h73bbvn5iJ
— Amanda Bleak (@amanda_bleak) December 18, 2021
What it feels like out there when you haven’t tested positive…
me, a man without covid, off to enjoy a lovely night out in festive London pic.twitter.com/lsIJ9E2Cac
— Ed Cumming (@edcumming) December 16, 2021
And finding evidence on the street doesn’t exactly help Omicron HQ’s case…
London, where the streets are paved with positive lateral flow tests pic.twitter.com/OaZHB2CymS
— Rachel Humphreys (@rachel_hump) December 18, 2021
But at least we have those famous words to look to in a time of crisis…
Live, Laugh, Lateral Flow x
— Chanel N°5 (@MissChanelNo5) December 18, 2021
Don’t quite take it to this extent, mind…
Currently watching a lady do a lateral flow test while ON the central line. It’s going to make Bond Street to Notting Hill particularly tense.
— Steve Bugeja (@SteveBugeja) December 9, 2021
Others are (probably quite sensibly) fleeing the vicinity…
Literally everyone trying to dodge Omicron and flee London for a covid-free Christmas pic.twitter.com/FXQ2dhLUvB
— Stefaan Verbruggen (@DocBruggsBunny) December 19, 2021
Me hearing everyone in London getting COVID: pic.twitter.com/GXp0TMohhu
— Festive Pun 🎄 (@MONeill1996) December 19, 2021
Can’t deny this never crossed my mind during a ten-day isolation…
The isolating with covid urge to put whiskey in your lemsip first thing on a Monday morning because fuck it why not
— TomUsher-19 (@tom_usher_) December 20, 2021
Gotten so bad I just believed this Daily Mash headline…
Christmas brought forward to tomorrow and lockdown to day after, says government https://t.co/aFdI1Rg2pD
— The Daily Mash (@thedailymash) December 20, 2021
It’s beginning to feel this way…
Protect your mental health by self-isolating from the news.
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) December 15, 2021
The way almost everyone I know is testing positive for Covid in London right now is ✨ stressful ✨
— Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) December 13, 2021
The best of the rest…
stranded in london w covid at christmas: a moodboard pic.twitter.com/arqCjcbMu3
— liz hynes (@anticapitalizm) December 14, 2021
Joe Wicks starting to limber up menacingly
— Joe Barton (@JoeBarton_) December 15, 2021
And to end on a serious note: our thoughts go out to anyone not able to make it home to celebrate Christmas this year, and we wish those that do a safe and healthy end to the year.
I have covid. It’s really not very pleasant. Suspect I have the omicron after being in London earlier in the week. Wear a mask, get your vaccines and stay safe. Yesterday it felt like a ‘bit of a cold’…but a bus came and ploughed me over in my sleep overnight.
— jojo77 💙 (@other_mrs) December 16, 2021