Listening to the news this morning, seven more have died in Wales, taking their total deaths to 12. Deaths in the UK currently stand at 240 with 5018 confirmed cases so far.
The less alarmist figure is that those 5018 represent 74 cases PER ONE MILLION POPULATION, which puts it a little better into perspective, but not much.
But what do I hear most?
How much it is going to cost in lost revenue. Judging by the bi££ions Big Business have been making in profits, they can join the rest of us trying to make ends meet on a budget.
The property market a month ago was apparently on the up. Now there is a slump.
Doh, you think?
I’ve already mentioned Tesco hiking prices and wonder who is going to show compassion for the elderly or most vulnerable who can’t get to supplies, let alone afford higher prices.
The holiday season is upon us, and one of the major resorts twenty miles away closed its doors last week. Still people have come to the town, and they are now pleading for them to go home. They are not welcome as there is enough to contend with looking after their own residents.
Here we are watching strangers walking up and down our road. It doesn’t help there are holiday lets at the other end of the estate, and holiday homes behind the pub in the opposite direction.
Now it’s the wedding trade.
IMO it’s overpriced and over indulgent anyway. Sure it’s nice to have a big party, get the family together for a knees up and a few pints, have a blast, but getting married is not about ‘The Show’, though for many apparently it is. Whilst I feel for couples who have saved for their Special Day, what is better? To have a big do and put so many at risk, or do things quietly instead and see your friends and relatives for a get together at a later date?
Princess Beatrice is due to marry her fiance in May. The headlines say she may have to limit her wedding party to 5, and that includes her, the groom and Official conducting the service.
Now would be the ideal time for ‘Love to Shine Through’ and for her to set an example to all the whingers and whiners that you can still get married to your intended without the pomp and ceremony. OK, she is of the wealthy variety and can afford it, but you can always have a huge party when things calm down and we can begin to pick up the pieces of our lives, though for many, if not all, they will never be the same.
All this is my opinion of course. I value Life above profit, which is why I never made it in a sales career as I couldn’t push someone into buying something they either didn’t need or really want.
Stay save everyone.
29th March Update:
Rory aka A Guy Called Bloke has kindly Gifted the Compliment to this post