When we get to Friday, we will have completed eight weeks in lockdown. In the effort to fight back against Covid-19, we have been denied many of the pleasures that once seemed so routine and common. But are the things the country misses most? Thanks to Google, today we have a hierarchy of longing, a ranking of the services that we miss most as a country.
Google Trends were decent enough to reveal the 10 most googled questions posed to the all-knowing search engine by the people of Ireland between May 1 - May 4. This time period starts May 1, when Taoiseach Leo Varakdar revealed Ireland's five-phase plan for releasing the country from lockdown and ran until Monday. It's a beautiful list that says everything about what we have missed most during this extended crisis.
The @GoogleTrends team have pulled together some of the top Googled questions in Ireland around Coronavirus over the past week. This list is my absolute favourite #priorities pic.twitter.com/x6b75Xel1c
— juliedil (@JulieDil) May 6, 2020
More than anything we want our hair cut. Then we want a pint. Then we want to hit some golf balls. Then we want to buy some cheap clothes. Then we want to do a driving test. After that, we want a domestic holiday. Then we want to put our kids back in creche care. Then we want a Big Mac. After that we want to bring the car in for NCT. And finally, we want a holiday abroad.
Haircuts, pints, golf, Penney's, McDonalds: these are the things we are missing most.
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