March 16 2020

Reality?

Karen fell ill on Friday night and we drove home Saturday. I fell ill on Saturday. By this morning it was over. The weekend was filled with two main sources of information: social media, and the TV.

Hence we were unsure of what to expect when venturing out today as so much attention from these sources had been spent on the panic buying in supermarkets and deserted stations etc.

Well we shouldn’t have worried: M&S was full of product and busy, while Sainsbury’s shelves were emptier than usual but we still purchased everything on our list bar getting a shoulder of lamb for Sunday; and the queues weren’t too long either.

I like social media and TV but they clearly offer a very narrow range of realities. I suppose the time to really worry is when these go off because however distorted they are, they’re better than nothing.