The day half of the UK voted to leave the EU


Spoiler: I wasn't happy with the referendum result. This is pretty much how my day went.

7:20 
Wake up to text from G. 

Trains are running okay, after last night. 

Bugger, am gonna have to go to work. 

P.S. Don’t read the news; you’re really not gonna like it.  

Uh oh... 

7:30
OMFG WE’RE ALL DOOMED. 

7:40
Need a wee. 

7:42
Oh good lord, the world has gone mad. Half my friends are f-ing and blinding, some are crying, my mum is apologising because her generation have ‘royally fucked up’ and the news is moving so fast I CANNOT KEEP UP. 

7:43
Pound has completely crashed. Well isn’t that just dandy. 

7:44
Ah shit, I’m going on holiday twice this month and haven’t ordered my currency. I DID NOT THINK THIS THROUGH. 

7:45
More important things right now than your holidays Kate jeez. 

7:46
BUT I’M NOW GOING TO HAVE TO STAND IN THE NON-EU QUEUE AT PASSPORT CONTROL LIKE THAT LOSER KID WHO SAT ON THEIR OWN IN THE CORNER OF THE PLAYGROUND TALKING TO THE FUCKING DAISIES. 

7:47
Hmmm what should I have for breakfast? Or am I too stressed to eat?

7:48
Oh great, now I'm off food. Now you've really pissed me off Brexit. 

7:50
May need to lie down. Surely I’m not expected to go to work today? 

8:00
Lol, was supposed to leave the house now. Still in my pjs.  

8:01
Farage has already said his NHS claim was a lie... Um... didn't you, like, write it in huge letters across a fucking bus? 

8:05
75% of my generation voted to remain. Aw you guys. 

8:06
Cheers for that over-50s; you lil babes. 

8:07
Suppose I should get ready for work. 

8:25
At least my facebook feed seems to agree with me. 

8:30
Did I remember to brush my hair before leaving the house? 

8:35
Cameron: oops fucked up there guys. Soz and all. Um, I’m off now? Bye. 

8:40
I’m wishing Cameron wasn’t leaving. Sweet jesus; I don't know which way is up anymore. 

8:50 
Missed my train. 

9:03
Commuters still look like grumpy sods then. Not everything has changed. 

9:30
Everyone in the office looks like someone died. 

9:35
Never felt such a solidarity with Londoners. 

10:00
3 hour meeting. Yawn. 

13:05
Three hour meeting that’s running over. Do I look like I’m in the mood for this today?

13:45
Right, what have I missed? Country still standing? 

14:00
Just. 

14:01
Friend: Am I having a nightmare? 
No darling, I’m afraid not. On the plus side, the internet memes are hilarious

14:05
Boris for PM and Trump for President.... Gonna have to actually move to the moon. 

14:06
Or Greece. Not that they’re better off than us but at least there’s great weather and nice beaches. I can cry on a beach whilst eating baklava no probs. 

14:30 
Oh as if I’m gonna get work done today. Why am I even bothering? 

14:45 
Under no circumstances should I check ANY social media for the rest of today. Don’t do it. DO NOT DO IT. 

14:46
No, Kate, stop reaching for your phone...

14:47 
Oh god, here we go. You have only yourself to blame. 

14:50
The country has spoken. 

Well, um, no actually. Half of us want one thing and half want the other, and 30% of people didn’t even bother to vote. Lazy shits. 

So all we’ve really done is run round in circles disagreeing with each other. 

Bants. 

14:51
Proud to be British. The nation of tea-drinkers has taken back control. 

I DON’T EVEN LIKE FUCKING TEA. 

14:51
Why is everyone moaning? What’s done is done. 

Oh shut up you cretin. If you have no opinion to offer then just pipe down and let me vent my anger. 

14:52
I may be, possibly, getting a tad irritable.... Maybe. 

15:00
This is our independence day

THIS IS NOT SOME LAME ASS AMERICAN FILM WHERE ALIENS INVADE THE PLANET FFS. 

15:01
Kate, you need to get off social media NOW. 

15:02
Fuck it, I’m leaving the office. 

15:15 

15:30 
I momentarily forgot about it for a second there... What a beautiful moment that was. 

Ah shit. 

15:35
*deletes all borderline/outright racists from all social media feeds*

16:05
Probably isn’t appropriate to rant about the country on the phone to my mum... on public transport. Don’t poke the angry snake Kate. 

16:30
Text my Dad: Will arrive at 5:45. Will need a drink. 

17:45
Dad starts sarcastically singing Rule Britannia the moment I get in the car. 

17:47
Dad: did you know that Nigel Farage once said that his name is pronounced like ‘garage’? Why do people insist on calling him Faraaaaaarge?

18:00
Scotland calling for a second Scottish referendum so they can pull apart from us dimwits and be part of the EU. 

18:01
I could live in Scotland... 

18:05
On the radio: ‘Now that we’re leaving, we’ll be able to trade with other countries again.’

I give up. 

18:10
On the radio: ‘I only voted leave as a protest; I didn’t think we’d actually leave. Can I change my mind?’

Brb, just gonna go bang my head against the wall. 

19:00
Mmmm wine. 

19:30 
Just gonna hug a cat for a bit; that’ll help. 

20:30
I officially can no longer watch the news. 

21:00
On the plus side, I’d forgotten to feel blue that I wasn’t at Glastonbury. 

21:05
Although finding out about Brexit at Glasto would have probably been a lot more bearable. 

21:06
More wine. 

22:30
I think I’ll just go to bed and hope it was all a bad dream. 

22:40
Brexit happened on the same day that Voldemort returned. Now what does that tell you hmmm?

23:17
This article helps me fall asleep with some comfort.

'If you are young... If you're pissed off, you are right to be. Don't let that feeling dissipate; mobilise, strategise, and above all hope. Take heart in the fact that you're more likely part of this optimistic, open-minded gang... By all means feel bitter, and miserable, and worried about what is going to happen next, but after that, please take heart: you are the 75%, and what you voted for was noble, and one day will be again.'

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