Today is quite a big day, but it has arrived with hardly a whisper.
Today marks the end of those damned “emergency measures” and the Virus is hopefully condemned to the history books. It is now legal to walk into any non health related establishment without any mask or face covering – something I have been doing for the last two years anyway. It will be strange walking into my local shops without breaking any laws. The rebellious side of me will be somewhat disappointed.
Doubtless the Neurotic and the Braindead will continue to wear them. It can be a new sport – counting the masked idiots driving their cars. There will be a few. People are so obsessed with their health these days.
I suppose now I can dispose of the disposable mask that I had to use on the few occasions where I was forced to? It’s looking distinctly tatty and grey after two years in my pocket. It would be interesting to place it in a Petrie dish to see what grows. There again, masks are still mandatory in hospitals and the like so I might as well hold onto it. Maybe the Grandkids would like to inherit it as a piece of history [The Mask my Grandad didn’t wear during the Great Plague of the 21st Century]?
I’m hoping that now things can really get back to normal. I’ll be happy when they remove all those perspex screens that every shop seems to have erected. I always had to stick my head around the side of them so I could hear what was being said. That sort of defeated the purpose of the screens but The Law was The Law.
The Virus hardly gets a mention these days. It gets an apologetic slot towards the end of the News after all the important stuff about wars and murders. Of course they now have something else to be breathless about – The War.
Fuck! I take that back. The radio is on and George Lee [a reporter who loves ramping up the panic level] has just been on the news telling us that Climate Change is about to end all life on Earth.
Isn’t the threat of nuclear war not alarming enough for them?