The Doom Merchants are out in force today in Ireland.
They say we are to expect Arctic weather by the end of the week. They even mention the terrible prospect of snow!l Have these people not seen the news lately? The Mediterranean countries in the middle of a deep freeze and covered in what I would call snow. The stuff we get here is a mere smattering by comparison and will only succeed in bringing our roads to a standstill. For some reason, Irish motorists are terrified of the stuff and a flurry of snowflakes out of a blue sky is enough to grind the country to a halt.
But not content with this impending doom, we are all supposed to succumb to the “flu epidemic” that is seemingly sweeping the country. It is expected to reach its peak over the next week or two.
Already there is talk of shutting down schools which seems to smack of the Stable Door Syndrome. If there is already an epidemic then the damage has been done. This has been countered by “experts” who say it is better to stay outdoors if you want to avoid the flu as staying indoors means closer contact with others. I don’t know where these “experts” live but if I stay indoors I am just stuck with Herself and the dog. If you really want to catch the bug then go to work and mingle with dozens of others and most important – send your kids to school where they are guaranteed to bring home every nastiness going.
The “experts” are also imploring me to go for a vaccination. I am in a “vulnerable” group [i.e. over 60] so if I don’t get the Jab, I’ll die. They can fuck off. There is no way they are going to inject God knows what into my bloodstream just to make them feel better. Don’t they know those vaccinations contain Formaldehyde used for embalming bodies?
Anyway they are too late. I think I already have it. Restless night last night, peeing all the time [why does a bug make me pee more frequently?], headache, sore throat and general aches all over. Whatever it is, it’s a little over and above the normal aches of daily life. Am I worried? Am I fuck! A couple of Aspirin and the dog can do without her walk.
It also means I have to have an extra whiskey or two tonight for medicinal purposes of course.
Do you hear me complaining?