This week I’m sick of it

Swings and roundabouts but this week I am sick of it.

  • I’m sick of sanitising when I open the gate to our block of flats
  • I’m sick of sanitising as I grab a take-away coffee
  • I’m sick of sanitising as I enter the supermarket
  • I’m sick of going shopping at 7am to avoid people
  • I’m sick of doing the covid-shuffle as I pass strangers on the street
  • I’m sick of walking on grass or rocks to maintain my distance when walking along the shared path
  • I’m sick of Zoom
  • I’m sick of being excited to get on a Zoom
  • I’m sick of catching up with friends over Zoom instead of spending three hours talking shit in a restaurant
  • I’m sick of movies going straight to streaming because people need it right now
  • I’m sick of this fucking home office
  • I’m sick of being to scared to go to the office
  • I’m sick of looking out on the bike path and being pleased everyone is wearing a mask
  • I’m sick of having to know the numbers each day
  • I’m sick of worrying about friends in showbiz, my partner included
  • I’m sick of worrying about friendly cafe staff
  • I’m sick of seeing new For Lease signs in shop windows
  • I’m sick of stand here stickers on floors
  • I’m sick of the Google maps message about times may be inaccurate due to Covid
  • I’m sick of being pleased we got a particular work project done before wave two to make live blogging slightly easier for our journalists
  • I’m sick of framing decisions around “is this wise considering the new normal”
  • I’m sick of going back to the house to get the sanitiser when I leave for my morning walk
  • I’m sick of going back to the house to get the mask when I leave for my morning walk
  • I’m sick of worrying that it will be raining one morning preventing me from going on my morning walk.
  • I’m sick of thinking of the chief medical officer as my new doctor
  • I’m sick of being glad politicians are handing over decisions to the chief medical officer
  • I’m sick of being worried about my friends in countries where politicians are not handing of decisions to the chief medical officer
  • I’m sick of not reading books because they’ll fuck me up in the new normal
  • I’m sick of weeks like this
  • I’m sick of self indulgent blog posts like this one.

Mostly, I’m sick of avoiding my friends and family like the plague.

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By Peter Wilson

Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theatre and often encourages his industry colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

1 Reply

  1. > I’m sick of catching up with friends over Zoom instead of spending three hours talking shit in a restaurant

    Me too

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