We have been advised to follow “social distancing” guideline if your fit and well.
Then we need to maintain “self isolation” if you or any one around you, or anyone around them, etc etc etc, has either been in contact with someone infected with COVID19 or has any flu like symptoms.
And remember, “we can all get through this together !” ; It would have to be the most cringe worthy and pathetic sayings, they could come up with while the government and nations go into full blown PANIC.
Anyway back to the subject at hand. Isolation, forced isolation in some cases.
So all of us responsible people wrap ourselves in toilet paper and run home to double bolt the doors and windows to ensure the big bad bug don’t get us.
We sit here and simply wait it out for 30, 60, 90 days, maybe 6 to 12 months or more and ‘normality’ may return.
Everybody’s safe now!
The first few days, or weeks, are okay, while we relax in front of the T.V. or YouTube etc and we can sort out that closet, shed, or junk room that we kept meaning to do for the last 12 months.
We nip out to the shops to ensure we have the basic needs to survive for a week or so, like 60 rolls of toilet paper, half a dozen large bottles of hand wash, 12 packs of napkins and at least 3 to 6 disinfectants of the strongest types. Then we can get minor things like bread and milk etc. This should get us through till next week at least.
Then we go home again and be safe!
A couple of weeks go by, and we start to notice how much absolute shit is on T.V. and Foxtel etc. and how that none of the big plans we had while in isolation has been completed because at the end of the day, who really gives a fuck, and tomorrow is just going to be another long drawn out bullshit day also as everyday is now.
We can try and catch up with “friend” on Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever other platform people use to catch up with “Friends”. A good proportion of these friends are people we rarely actually catch up with in person so its not really that different. We can still send silly selfies and photo-shopped pics showing our wonderful daily lives . We can also get onto various social media sites and whinge, moan and complain about everyone, because now we are forced to hide behind a keyboard.
We can try and call out to real friends and family, ie the ones we actually care about and use to see in the real would, the ones that we use to “pop around” and say “Gedday”. Maybe have a beer or coffee, and a bit of chat.
Well???? Maybe not…..
In the odd case where they don’t bullshit their way out of it then you of course have to keep that 1.5 metres apart, wash hands every 30 seconds, and treat each other like we have the plague. Do the COVID Shuffle if anyone moves, while trying to maintain that awkward smile and smittance of self dignity, while quietly grabbing the disinfectant and wipes in preparation to wipe all those contaminated areas that may have been breathed on.
It won’t last forever and “we can all get through this together !” – AAaaaarrrrffggggghh!
Okay, so rather than fight against COVID Caused Callamity, lets be good and stay at home with our loving family, partners, friend or self!