(A forgotten draft post from
quite a little while ago)
Had a little chat with my UK based baby brother last week.
Are you going out and about now?
Are the case numbers still high where you are?
No, just can’t be bothered,
So no pub?
No, not even the pub. Tried it to begin with
Now can’t be bothered. Too much of a hassle, too many people.
I’m content staying close to home
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We laughed and went on to chat about how things had changed
For years many had the attitude of Y O L O (you only live once) – spend up, take risks, enjoy life, blow the consequences – followed by F O M O (fear of missing out) – constantly wanting/needing to know and worrying about missing out on something.
Then along came ’The Pandemic’ – sometimes called Corona Virus – Covid19 – Rona – ‘Strange Times’ even ’You Know What’ – and even though we have constantly been assured all is well out there, some still have F O G O (fear of going out)
Now a new variant has arrived – H O G O (hassle of going out). Something baby brother and I have been feeling. That ‘do I have to go’ – ‘there’s always another time’ – ‘do I have to wear a mask’ – ‘how many will be there’ feeling.
Even though we want to, it’s all too much.
It appears we’ve both settled on J O M O (joy of missing out) as our sweet spot
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A few weeks on now …..We’re both feeling much better 😊
I’m enjoying resumed activities and he’s starting to visit his favourite pub. Both of us are still cautious, not fearful, just wary of people and places plus keep a mask in our pocket and wear it when or if necessary.
Don’t know about the UK – but since our government has basically ’left us to do our own thing’ known daily positive case numbers in Victoria are averaging 10,000 a day
So it’s still out there!
How about you – are you feeling more safe, secure and comfortable or is it still a hassle