There is a certain touch of irony in the air at the moment?
First the Health Services Executive was hit with a virus, and now the Department of Health has been hit with the same virus.
Both have had their computer systems hit with ransomware which, quite naturally has thrown a chaotic system into even deeper chaos. So instead of concentrating on the Woo Hoo Flu they are now concentrating on their own virus [Covid21-A and Covid 21-B?].
However it’s unlikely to affect their lack of efficiency and at least we are now spared those droning and endless numbers on the news every night. Every cloud has a silver lining?
And talking of silver linings, I was down in the village yesterday. I got chatting to one of the coffee shop mates and he told me that the coffee shop is planning to open in three weeks. I haven’t told Penny yet as she wouldn’t sleep a wink with the excitement.
Incidentally, I was standing outside the chemist waiting as there was a bloke inside [really taking his fucking time] when a woman shot past me and into the shop. She came out again immediately.
“I’m terribly sorry” says she to me. “I didn’t realise you were waiting. For a moment I thought all this nonsense had ended.”
Chance would be a fine thing.