M… m… m… my corona

I buy a lot of stuff from China.

Just small stuff.

Electronic components, in the main.

Because they’re cheap and are all over a well-known auction site.

In the past, even the postman has moaned to me about all the “… stupid little packets from China…” that he has to deliver to our house.

One such package arrived yesterday: a small Bluetooth module for a forthcoming project.

“Is that from China?” asked Mrs M.  I nodded. “Well, make sure you wash your hands after handling it, she said, in obvious reference to the Corona Virus outbreak.

“Oh, don’t be daft”, I said very matter-of-factly, “It’s absolutely fine. There’s no way a virus could survive a three-week journey through the postal system.” I continued… as if I actually knew what I was talking about.

Then I took the package upstairs to the shack, where I stopped briefly in the bathroom, to wash my hands and spray some Dettol on it.


  1. Alan

    Just wondering how many people have stopped using chinese takeaways.

    • Masher

      Many… I saw it on the news.
      We haven’t had one in a while, ourselves. Last time I went to our local, they had shut for Chinese New Year. Haven’t been since.
      I mean, I’m sure it’s fine, but…

      • Brennig

        We put some business the way of our local Chinese takeaway on Thursday. And still here to tell the tale (slightly expanded waistline not withstanding)

        • Masher

          10 to 14 days… just saying.

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