There is something bothering me.
As you may have noticed, there is a bit of a public panic afoot these days. People are jumping out in front of cars to avoid people on the pavement. Nearly everyone is wearing those fucking face nappies. Businesses are closing and folding like ninepins. Everyone is avoiding everyone like the – well – like the plague.
I am beyond sick of it all. I’m sick of all those little and not so little yellow notices warning us ad nauseum to “keep our distance” and “wash our hands”. I am sick of hard plastic sheets in shops where I have to shout and can’t hear any reply. I’m sick of the dirty looks I get just because I haven’t bothered to subscribe to the mass hysteria and aren’t wearing a fucking nappy. I’m sick of the little marks and plastic footprints that are supposed to tell me where I can stand. I’m sick of the numbers – those endless numbers that mean little or nothing but have to be trotted out all the time presumably to give the Timid a dose of the shits. I’m sick of being governed by a bunch of mathematicians and statisticians instead of the usual bunch of incompetent idiots.
What worries me though is if and how this is all going to end.
Are they going to make an official announcement that the “Pandemic is now Over”? I doubt it. They will probably continue to do what they are doing now which is to “ease restrictions” in baby steps because they are too fucking scared of doing anything properly. With a bit of luck, the time will come when there are no restrictions at all, but they will never officially end. So people will continue to anti-socially distance as it is now an ingrained habit. People will continue to wear face nappies because they want to show how much they care for their friends and “loved ones” [a cliché that has become tediously boring]. The signs and stickers will remain because some are permanent, destined to remind us of the hysteria in perpetuity, while others will just be left there [just in case….?].
Will we ever get back to the Halcyon days of not giving a shite?