Usually I say "Greetings", but now I say Fare Thee Well, All. I gained practical help after being Hacked, but now I am writing this in advance, whilst I still have some measure of Common Consideration and Logic left for anyone... and some Health to support it.
I try to maintain being helpful on this Forum... but I am in London, plus Hot Weather is coming. I am likely not going to be allowed to do the things or obtain the things which I need to keep Myself Healthy (or perhaps even Sane?), and so I am signing off with this Thread. Perhaps I might come back.
Feel Free to use this Thread for Complaints & Points, anyone... it is what I would use it for, but I would eventually become too angry and/or ill, and so I am leaving for now. Some examples follow.
- I wrote this in My previous Thread, but only One other person seemed to get it. If forced to isolate, what if something breaks? - Bread and Milk are not "essentials" to Me. - On other Threads here, some have pointed out that Helplines are inadequate. - Also The Rich Folk say "We are in this together" but *they* can leave London and go shopping and impose further Restrictions. - If Children (& Stalkers) decide to go around in gangs and carry on as they are then there is no law to restrict *them*.- Sometimes I ask for a specific thing (food, medicine, etc.) and something which is said to be the same is supplied instead which is almost useless --- but only to Me (!).- My Technology is OLD and so cannot always download "essential" Apps or Information.- I used Cash, not Cards, so in London, now shopping is restricted & how am I supposed to buy things "online"?
---I would probably have more to say, I cannot think of all of it just now. Good Luck, Everyone, Try to Stay Nice to Eachother.
Good Luck Disambiguating Cynosure. I hope to see you on the flip side of this mess.
This was put up last week....
Just to emphasise the message.
Good luck and take care of yourself, DC.
Good song though...i hadnt heard of it before last week!
Fare thee well, too, DC - I hope for all our sakes that your premonitions don't come to pass.
I certainly share some of your worries. The internet is a thin thread connecting me to the rest of society, but it could be snapped at any time with no-one available to mend it, and I fear that many of us are too reliant upon it. I agree that when scarcity makes our needs harder to meet, it may indeed magnify the effect of people misunderstanding those needs. And I do worry that the new emergency powers may cause problems for some of us. Who is to monitor our adherence to the rules? It is far too great a task to expect of our overworked police force, which may invite "profiling" of our atypical behaviours or vexatious finger-pointing by those with a vigilante streak.
But I have witnessed altruism and kindness in the chaos which give me moments of optimism - the good in people is coming out as well as the bad. I hope you find some such moments too, and that there might be a silver lining to the dark cloud for all of us.
Best wishes - I hope it is "au-revoir" and not "good-bye".