Update Day #14


Okay, this is really not the kind of banner I ever thought I would be celebrating. I mean, I’m in quarantine for crying out loud. Self distancing still means being able to go outside, but now, our provincial government is begging (upon possibly being fined) for everyone to stay home, stay in (where at all possible) and only venture out now, for essential supplies.

So now it’s no longer Social Distancing … but more like ‘House Arrest’. Okay, I know I’m being dramatic here, but I want to make a point. No, we’re not being given ankle monitors. And no, none of us have done an actual crime. We’re here though, at this point, because people are still refusing to comply with requests to self isolate.

So now?

We’re ALL under house arrest, kids, families, grand parents, singles … except, essential services personnel.

Let me stress this, I’m thankful for the government finally making people stay home. Because, as we all know in the end, it’s all for the best as we try to squish that damn curve into some semblance of a gentle slope for everyone’s sake. So we can stay ahead of becoming the next Italy or, horror of horrors, worse!

Still, last night, watching the news for the first time in days, I wanted to rush out and buy the biggest, most powerful cattle prod on the market, and start herding up the dickheads and idiots with a swift prod up the damn arse!

Maybe then, they’d get the message.

Please, people, heed the warnings, stay inside, stay safe, and look after yourself and your families, and we’ll get through this.


4 Comments Update Day #14

  1. AvatarNorrie March 27, 2020 at 2:06 am

    Did you guys get proper guidelines on how to do it? I don’t think the message over here was clear enough. Like, they said people can go out to exercise (walk, run, cycle). Some people took it to the extreme, drove to Peak District to walk the dog thinking nothings more isolated and now they are being called out on it. 🙈 I’m kinda scared of walking to the park that is 20 min away cuz omg what if I’m doing something wrong?? Planned to go tomorrow after not being out for a week.

    1. AlexAlex March 27, 2020 at 11:43 am

      We were allowed out, in isolation, staying 6 feet apart. But, as in the UK, and elsewhere, people didn’t follow what was being asked of them, and too many people congregating in close proximity (as in Vancouver where they were having beach parties). So the government, and the local provincial government here said, enough is enough. Now anyone outside will face a fine, and it goes up from there. And yes, the message was put across all day long, for the last 4 weeks. It couldn’t have been more clearer.

  2. AvatarSophie @BewareOfTheReader March 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I know what you mean Alexandra! In our country it seems that some region don’t respect the social distancing and the number of infected people is climbing there! It seems that my region has either more obedient people ( though we are not known for this) either with a higher sense of solidarity. Anyway very few are infected here but I fear that at one point we all will be under house arrest due to other egotisticals!!!

    1. AlexAlex March 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      I know, it’s like most people understand what’s going on, and are doing their best in a dire situation. And then, there are the arseholes who don’t seem to give a [insert rude word] about anyone. I just don’t think they get it. This virus is indiscriminate and will kill anyone.

      Anyway, enough with the rant. Yes, stay safe, Sophie, and take care.

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