Things that shit me…
People who don’t know how to self-isolate!
I had to go to a chemist today within a homemaker centre, and get an ‘essential item’ (note, ‘essential item’) that I could not find at my normal chemist while out doing our ‘necessary’ grocery shop yesterday.
I was baffled at the number of cars parked within this huge centre. Sure, there is an Aldi at one end and they are considered an essential shop… but what about the rest of the HUGE centre?
What about the people heading in and out of Harvey Norman, looking at TVs, kettles and entertainment units?
What about the people walking into Oz Design Furniture for a new lounge room rug or bookcase, enticed by the ‘30% off’ signs plastered all over store windows?
What about the men going to BCF, Boating Camping Fishing? What do you need, a new freaking fishing rod?
WHERE ARE ALL OF YOU GOING?
To buy a new TV for your second room?
To buy a fancy designer rug for the bullshit room no one is allowed to step into?
To get a new khaki-coloured kayak? To sail out on from this insane mess of isolation and coronavirus?
As one of my favourite comedians Sebastian Maniscalco would say…
“Where are you going???”
Oh. My. God.
I can somehow, ever so slightly understand stores like Target, or Bunnings being open. Only slightly. Cafes, more so. They are small businesses and can provide essential services (i.e food and life saving caffeine) for takeaway.
They are SO necessary.
That is fine, that is vital. Stay the f&%^ away from other people, and no complaints from me.
Bunnings, Target… hmmm. Okay. You probably don’t need to buy some new plants, or get a new blind for the spare room, or start re-painting your house in muted charcoal…
But it’s saving you. Your sanity. It’s giving you purpose right?
Keeping you from going cuckoo.
Just as for some reason. buying stuff from Target (I assume affordable clothes, endless toys and $4 beach mugs) is keeping you sane in SOME WAY.
But a stereo system? A portable projector? A gypsy print for the hallway?
UNLESS YOUR DISHWASHER IS SPEWING WATER FROM THE SINK YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN HARVEY NORMAN!
Why are people so incapable of listening to the rules? To adhering to social standards during this crazy time where people all over the world have DIED, are DYING and will continue to DIE until people really listen.
Why are people not taking this seriously?
Why are people risking their, and others lives?
There are so many of us going without, and we do it without complaint, without argument, without any kind of fight.
We don’t see our elderly parents who have no visitors at all to keep them company…
We keep our young children inside who are struggling to cope without the usual social activity they are used to for their youthful bodies…
And we reside ourselves in the walls of our homes, day after day after night after night after day INDEFINITELY, and we do it because we have to.
DON’T GO OUT UNLESS IT’S NECESSARY! That’s it!
People had to go to war and die. You can sit on your God-damn couch and Netflix.
You have the whole world at your fingertips! Hell you can bring museums, concerts, even the zoo into your home!
You know who these people are? These are the self-entitled bunch who think the rules somehow don’t apply to them. They are used to the convenient, immediacy and luxury of life in the 21st century, and therefore they are beneath listening to any rules.
To staying inside.
To believing there is a problem.
To accepting, that it might happen to them… or anyone they know.
Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance can kill in this situation.
Just stay home. That is all.
JUST STAY HOME.