As the Lockdown wears on and the COVID-19 threat ensues, we are all experiencing our own troubles staying cooped up. As isolating as it may feel, we want you to know that we’re all in this together. The Le Mill team shares their Lockdown stories of learnings, woes, fantasies and funnies to get you through the day.
“The meme is literally me! Dirty dishes everywhere. On my nightstand: dirty bowl from snacks the night before. On my coffee table: empty wine-stained stemware that would have been so easy to clean if I had only poured the wine out and rinsed them; instead, I chose to leave them there and let the wine evaporate into an impossible crust. On my kitchen counter: a starch-lined pot from boiled pasta. On my bathroom shelf, two glasses. And, somehow, as if by some divine intervention, the sink is always clogged. Dare I stick my hand in to wiggle free the soggy, congealed bits of dinners past? Would I swim in the Ganges? I think I’ll leave it for another time.”
“I am a coffee addict. Every morning, I wake up groggy-eyed and fix myself and my auntie a morning cup. We both look at each other with panic, watching our coffee supplies dwindle. We ritualistically call the local grocery stores to check for new coffee stock, like opium addicts in search of our next hit. And every morning, we get the same disappointing answer, NO. This is a PSA to provide the addicts in your community with their substance of choice, or it’ll be the same old story of another one bites to dust. Do your bit, get me coffee.”
Shiv is A-Ok but his shoes beg to differ
“I get ready everyday to go about my day as if everything was normal. I wondered off into my thoughts thinking to myself- my clothes don’t miss me because I’m wearing them. But I bet my shoes think I’ve died!”
Sana’s discovering her alter egos
My mother asks me: Vama , do you think I’m a bad mom?
Me: My name is Jinkal.
I have also made new resolution: I’ve read so many horrible things about drinking and junk food recently that I made a new, firm New Year’s resolution: NO MORE READING.
Varsha learns a productivity trick
“I’m done watching things on Netflix. Disney movies is my last hope.”