It’s getting to the time, where you start to forget just how long you’ve been in “Lockdown” …
The initial novelty value of being able to work from home in your pajamas and talk to your cat has worn so thin it no longer exists.
No matter how much you love your partner, after so many days stuck together, you can’t help but feel like the Paul Sheldon character in the film Misery . If you live alone, there is no escape, you are both Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes.
Lots of us who were working from home, now find ourselves put on “furlough” ( another way of saying laid off, without pay, until, something like, normal business resumes) . Just how do you pay your way, with no way to generate income?
As each day passes another, strand of “life” vanishes . Seeing people fight over toilet roll, a reminder of how “flimsy” “Society” actually is .
Still, what is one person’s hell, is another person’s paradise.. If you are an adrenaline addict, you no longer have to go and climb a mountain freestyle, race a fast car or jump from an aeroplan… All you have to do, to get your weekly dose of danger, is walk to the local convenience store….If you see someone cough, it’s akin to seeing a Muslim suicide bomber approaching ….
If someone steps too close, you jump back as if a London midnight mugger is trying to stab you
In some ways a dash to the local shop resembles the scenes from The Walking Dead , when characters brave the zombie apocalypse, in order to get a case of Oxo cubes, or whatever other items remain , in a pre looted, abandoned supermarket.
In a way, I would rather dodge the walking dead than avoid the Coronavirus, at least you can see a Zombie..
If one comes towards you, you merely turn into Usain Bolt and run away or do a nifty two step and hit it over the head with a spade, before taking a bow and carrying on your way.
If you are unlucky enough to get bitten, you know you are infected and you take yourself off to the general location of your least favorite family member, wait until you “turn” and eat them .
With Covid-19, things aren’t so defined. You can’t see it coming. It’s everywhere, it’s nowhere..You just don’t know.
You can return from the shop .. Start coughing, convinced you have the virus you draw up a will ..Say all your goodbyes to family and friends ..Only to feel better a few days later and have to ask for all the possessions, you gifted,, back….
Alternatively, you can return from the shop, rose cheeked from fresh air , feeling fit and hearty, only to drop dead a week later .
If life was fair, God would let us return this year 2020 and swap it for another.