It was a better day today. Last night’s test was negative, Julia’s regular test was negative and the boss, though wan and drawn, was (a) negative and (b) recovering.
His wife rang for a test on Friday night as he was exhibiting all the symptoms. They filled in the forms and were then told them were no available testing slots. His wife, being a forceful woman, got in the car, drove down to the local testing station and found the staff all sitting round with nobody to test. This is mainly how it is (I drive past several times a week and rarely see anyone there). It doesn’t fill you with confidence.
Anyway, his test result came back negative.
The temperature was slightly lower today, which is good for a man who spends his day in a room with no windows. It’s badly insulated and has a flat roof so it’s cold in winter, hot in summer, noisy when it rains and generally dull. However, conditions were passable. I would complain about working conditions but that might invite comparisons between me and the ideal shop assistant. I fail to measure up in a number of ways, including telling customers i know nothing about coins and don’t see any need to change, as I retire in three years. I feel honesty is important, and it also means less work for me. Customers come in and ask for mark or Eddie, but they rarely ask for me. It’s a bit like DIY and other jobs once you are married – mess it up the first time and you never get asked again.
Good all the tests were negative. I agree, these are strange times and getting stranger….
After the last year I’m not sure I will ever be certain about anything again.
So glad to hear that all the tests were negative. What a strange time we are living in, when such things cause such concern.
Yes, and the responsibility of passing it on.
I think we’ve forgotten that we can be sick and it’s not COVID…
Definitely. But it has been useful for avoiding medical appointments I didn’t want… 🙂
Or really anything we want to avoid….
Glad all is well for you and Julia. Hope your boss feels better soon.
Thank you. He says he’s he’s feeling a bit better every day, so hopefully it won’t be long.
Does your boss have a view on what it was he caught if it was not Covid?
It is a respiratory infection that, pre-covid, would not have caused much concern beyond paracetamol and rest.