We know the past few days have been pretty awful for many across Cheshire affected by flooding, but sometimes a little lighthearted relief can help cheer us all up.
In that spirit, here are a few of our favourite memes currently doing the rounds in Facebook groups and WhatsApp chats.
1. Bernie Sanders sat on a car in the A555 ‘lake’
Bernie Sanders attracted the attention of the internet whilst attending the inauguration of American president Joe Biden. However, he’s crossed the Atlantic since then, and has been spotted seen on the roof a stuck in a flood on the A555 near Handforth Dean.
2. Free Willy in Wilmslow
Wildlife watchers spotted this killer whale frolicking gleefully on a high street somewhere… presumably after using one of the new channels created when the River Bollin burst its banks!
3. Ocean liner stranded once A555 dries up
A peek into a dystopian future where the A555 is dry. Sadly, the wreckage of an ocean liner has been left stranded as a result.
4. Another boat suffers after the roads (sorry, new canals) are emptied
Another boat, this one clearly belonging to a local resident who just wants to complete his or her commute in peace. No such luck, however. As the flooding recedes it’s back to four wheels for intrepid suburbanites across south Manchester!
5. Pool rules (A555 edition)
You’ve no doubt seen this iconic poster before, you know the rules… particularly ‘no petting’ which for some reason you found hilarious!
6. A business opportunity
Times are hard. Pubs are closed. Who can blame someone with an entrepreneurial spirit snatching up the inaugural A555 river cruise license? Who cares that they charge £5 for a glass of orange juice and £7.50 for a bag of crisps? This is business, and it’s the best way to see the local sights!