2,222 Posts

Yesterday, I see, brought up the number 2,222 in my stats. It is totally meaningless, but allows me to produce an easy title and gives me a quick start to the post. I don’t know about you, but if I can get the first sentence down, the rest follow. This works even with the most trivial of sentences.

It doesn’t work with “Tonight we are eating salad” or anything starting with “The Government assures me…”. There’s just no coming back from an opening like that. Anything else, though, tends to unlock the gates of blethering, if not actual creativity.

Today, I thought about going to the shop for bread, but thoughts of death and red crosses on the door persuaded me otherwise. While the new variety of Covid is on the rise it pays to be more careful. ASDA was unable to deliver sourdough last week but I’m not prepared to die in the attempt to buy one from Lidl.

This has the added benefit of stopping me buying chocolate brownies, pain au chocolat and croissants, which all tend to appear in my basket as I drift past the bread counter. However, the main benefit is in stopping me coming into contact with a shop full of people who don’t wear masks. Julia will be using public transport for the next few days while the car is in for repair, and I’m hoping that nothing bad happens as a result. It’s very noticeable that the younger, less “at risk” staff at MENCAP have all run for the hills and are “working from home”. Julia wasn’t given the option, she was just told she would be required to go in to work.

I’m not even sure they should be working in groups. Most of the clients live with family or in homes, and the rest have carers going to visit. As they have at least four times the death rate of the average population (possibly six depending on how you look at the figures) it would seem to be a good idea for them to isolate rather than mix.

So there you go. I started with 2,222, moved on to creativity, bread, Covid and differential mortality rates.Β That’s enough for now.

IIncluding checking on eBay, looking up a couple of things on the internet and adding a few groceries to the order (mention of ASDA reminded me) an hour has now gone and it’s time to move on to another activity.

In fact it’s time to move. I need to move round more and do some exercise.

22 thoughts on “2,222 Posts

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Thank you. I hope so. It’s one of those things – if we don’t get it we will never know if it was chance or common sense that kept us well. Hope you are all keeping well.

      1. tootlepedal

        We are, though we are a bit nervous as cases round here have gone through the roof with the new variant. We have gone from being one of the best in the country to one of the worst almost overnight.

      2. quercuscommunity Post author

        Unfortunately you have to protect yourself against the virus and the idiots who are happy to spread it. At the risk of sounding like Cromwell – we should have cancelled Christmas.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It’s full of information I’d never heard. Seems to mirror our experience – we are now told people were dying in the UK months before the “first” case was reported.

      Just been reading Schwarzenegger on TRump. Can’t be comfortable reading for the party.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I thought of you earlier today – looking through a timewasters website of strange things you see in Walmart , I saw a man carrying a cat in a transparent bubble rucksack.


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