By Mike Senker •
Published: 30 Apr 2020 • 12:02
Because of the situation at the moment, I don’t switch my phone off at night as I have children and grandchildren in the UK and, in case of emergencies, they can get hold of me 24/7. What I don’t have it on for, is so that Vodafone can send me messages at 4am in the morning on a regular basis. Surely a communication company this size can work out that I’m not going to be interested getting a free phone, unlimited roaming, which, at the moment is as useful as a chocolate teapot or, in fact, any offers at that hour of the day!
There are so many rules at the moment and I appreciate that the Government is doing its best but unfortunately it’s not a case of one size fits all. I wonder why in the UK you can do some exercise but here you can’t? It would make such a difference if you could get out for 30 minutes and just stretch your legs. It seems a little strange that if you don’t have a dog or a young child you can’t go out except to do essential shopping. I happen to live up in the hills and am able to walk my dog once a day. Mrs S does the other walk. When I’m out I see maybe one other person walking their dog. But to be honest I don’t understand that they aren’t taking into consideration that everyone needs to exercise, not just dogs and children.
Is it just me or do you all feel that we have stepped out of reality and into another dimension? I feel like we are all now starring in a sci-fi movie. You know the one – the disaster movie that always starts with an expert or scientist being ignored by the government with some ulterior motive usually motivated by power or money or both. So what did I do to just give myself a boost? I decided to watch a movie and my choice was, wait for it, a 2011 film called Contagion which is about a pandemic that starts in Asia. The reason I watched it is because I remember watching it when it came out and thinking it was all a bit far-fetched but after watching it again I couldn’t believe that if shown now it would be listed under documentaries and not sci-fi. So now I’m going to watch Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman just to cheer myself up again.
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Grumpy Old Man Mike Senker provokes laughter and some groans with his spot on observations of life in the modern age.
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