Will I? Won’t I? Yes or no?
In the end I decided.
I would go for the booster.
Now before any of you say anything, my decision has fuck all to do with the virus. It seems that the vaccine is useless in that area anyway but what decided me was a nagging curiosity. Having had some rather painful and long lasting herpes attacks [still ongoing, by the way – thanks for asking] I just wanted to see what the booster would do. Would it fire up another complaint? Would it perhaps cure the current neuralgia? I was like the kid who knows that fire is really fucking hot but just has to stick his finger into the flame to see how hot. Just call it scientific curiosity.
“Morning Grandad” says Doc. “Here for the booster?”
“Will it get me into Low Earth Orbit?” I asked.
“I don’t know but you will probably wake up tomorrow speaking fluent Chinese.”
He gave me the shot.
“If you wake up tomorrow speaking Russian just come back to me, just in case I gave you one from the wrong batch.” He inspires confidence does our Doc.
I awoke this morning with a determination to test my linguistic abilities. It would be good to speak Chinese as they are still arriving here in their droves [a quarter of all visitors yesterday]. Maybe I should scribble in Mandarin?
So I have translated the entire site. I have chosen English [natch!], Irish [obviously], Chinese, French, Spanish, German [reluctantly], Arabic [simply because it looks fantastic], Hindi [because it too looks really cool], Russian and Polish [for all the builders who are still stuck here after the financial crash]. They’re all there up top on the menu [the languages, not the Poles].
If you want any more languages that’s grand but please request ’em in English.
I’m not that multilingual.