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  1. Coronavirus

    Like "I told you so..." ?? 
  2. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Sounds familiar actually... a little power can go to some people's heads and then they proceed to wield it mightily.
  3. Three-word story

    the poor sod
  4. Three-word story

    humungous great ladle
  5. Coronavirus

    Yes, I was perhaps foolhardy. You only know afterwards. I feel lucky.
  6. Coronavirus

    Metall, when resources are limited there IS a pecking order and it will not be possible to treat everyone. Unfortunate fact. However, getting no hospital treatment is not an immediate death sentence. Many will still recover. I am not saying no treatment is a good thing.   I was sitting next to an open window wishing my lungs would do a proper job a couple of times.  And it was scary. Fortunately those episodes passed. Going to a chaotic hospital too early was not on my agenda. I got pretty close but figured I was better off at home unless I was actually blue in the face. But not everyone sees it like that. People panic.    
  7. Coronavirus

    Many of them may find out how tough and resilient they actually are and will make it without hospital treatment.
  8. Random pointless comments

    "Perhaps, God willing, we will have the pleasure and immense joy of meeting again in early summer." Does this sound like force majeure (which it certainly is in the short term) or a gentle let down?
  9. Why are you unhappy today?

    When the seed of doubt has been sown, some people just do not have the courage to send someone down despite all the evidence and what common sense tells them. My mother's only experience of jury service in UK concerned a flasher. He had a prediliction for 14 year-olds. Her gut instinct told her he was guilty as soon as she set eyes upon him.  The jury had to spend 15 days (maintained at tax-payers' expense) deliberating over fine details like whether the car he was in was light blue or grey... in the heat of the moment a traumatised adolescent is expected to reliably remember such details. There was doubt. But I think she may have been distracted from the colour of his car by what he was doing in front of her... he got off (what an unfortunate pun) because one elderly juror just could not get over his doubt. The perp turned out to have previous convictions.
  10. Why are you happy today?

    I think I may live after all. There have been moments recently when I began to have doubts.
  11. Three-word story

    laid it on
  12. Exploited worker

    He has rights but getting them implemented is another matter. And won't be free.
  13. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Wondering if prison inmates will be bottom of the pecking order when it comes to triage. Also wondering what will happen inside when all the staff are off sick.
  14. Three-word story

    all members aloft
  15. Weinstein convicted

    Why would so many women be disbelieved? You cannot make the zombie incident up, truth being stranger than fiction. Their informal arrangement never to be left alone with him says it all, although obviously they couldn't always manage it.   I don't think they were actually disbelieved. The incidents - including rape (the mechanics were not disputed, "only" whether or not it was consensual) - were simply not deemed serious enough to be labelled criminal.