When will this current madness end?
The longer it goes on, the more concerned I become.
When will we see the end of those ubiquitous and horrible “social distancing” signs or the painted spots telling us where to stand? When can I actually enter a shop and chat to the shopkeeper without a fucking big plastic screen in the way making it difficult to converse? When can I wander the village without people frantically throwing themselves out onto the road to avoid me? I grant that the last has little to do with the virus and a lot to do with my reputation but still…..
The longer this goes on the harder it will be for some to break their new-found habits. We are breeding a generation who are terrified of themselves and of each other. Risk Averse has risen to a whole new level where everyone is becoming an imaginary threat. A hug is now seen as the kiss of death instead of a friendly gesture.
I see our gubmint is throwing millions out to villages around the country to make them “covid friendly” or some such nonsense. I gather that a lot is to be spent widening footpaths to allow us to avoid each other which implies that they mean us to be antisocial for some time? They are also widening footpaths to allow shops to increase outdoor seating which is fair enough but also are building cycle lanes everywhere. I still haven’t worked out how cycling is supposed to prevent a virus but maybe I missed something somewhere?
All I want is to be able to walk into a shop and browse the aisles. I want to be able to talk to people without them recoiling in horror because I’m not wearing a nappy on my face. It would be nice to go a full twenty four hours without constant reminders jumping at me from the Interwebs or the television.
Most of all, I would like to be able to sit outside the coffee shop and strike up a casual conversation with the occupants of the next table without having to shout.
Is being social the ultimate victim of the virus?