'Lads, I've about 11 tea bags left...' - Ophelia is coming and the struggle is real
Well that escalated quickly.
On Friday experts warned that Hurricane Ophelia would either give us a flick of her tail or be a total non-event. Three days later we're bracing ourselves for full brunt of the storm.
A red weather warning has been issued for the entire country and schools, colleges, and childcare facilities are staying closed, sending many parents into 'WTF am I going to do about work?' mode.
Hell, even Dunnes is closed! (Tesco stores, mind you, will remain open so expect the looting to commence somewhere around lunchtime)
Of course, a hurricane is no laughing matter and there will undoubtedly be damage to property and possibly flooding in some areas. This hasn't stopped people having a bit of a giggle on social media, however.
Here are some of the memes and comments floating about the Twitterspehere...
Lads I'm going to be pure embarrassed if #Ophelia is just a big gust a wind, I have friends from other countries praying for me— Brynlar (@peachschnappps) October 16, 2017
if you get up early enough in the morning you might be lucky enough to witness the great Irish trampoline migration of 2017 #Ophelia— charly ryan (@zombiestepdad) October 16, 2017
Dash for milk+bread+saw:— Joe O'Shea (@josefoshea) October 16, 2017
Guy in flip-flops, shorts + shades walking dog
Man putting giant fibre-glass ice cream cone outside shop#ophelia
A moment of silence for all Irish parents stuck in the house with children off school if the electricity and/or the Internet goes #Ophelia— Francesca (@mugful_of_life) October 16, 2017
Hurricane prep - charge your phones, power outage likely. Irish people - drain batteries laughing at hilarious hurricane memes #Ophelia— Sibh Ward (@Little_ArmS) October 16, 2017
My husband just farted in bed and woke me up. Thought it was the beginning of #Ophelia— Jane Ginger (@JaneGinger50) October 16, 2017
I bet by the time I come up with an #Ophelia joke it will have killed someone. And what use is it to me then?— Alison Spittle (@AlisonSpittle) October 15, 2017