The behaviour of Johnson and his staff has been unforgivable but what concerns me most is how it will affect the public’s attitude to any precautions that we should take. This is a tricky one as there are many people who will think.: ‘I’m not going to do what these dishonest imbeciles suggest because they’re not sticking to the rules.’ I do have some sympathy with that feeling of resentment.
However I often see idiots doing things that are illegal and dangerous but I feel no compunction to imitate. Try thinking about it like this – the Govt have been advised by the BMA about mask wearing and social distancing. Unfortunately they are too stupid/arrogant to take this advice for their own benefit, and also clearly too selfish/arrogant to take precautions to protect others.
So just like your parents probably said to you at some point- ‘just because they put their hand in the fire doesn’t mean you have to, as well.‘
‘Self-consciously stylised, proto-indie mood piece – an existential retro teen drama……..’ is it indeed!
So after last night‘s Premiere at The Printworks I got an email from Skiddle, the agency who handled the ticketing. They wanted to ask me some questions.
Would I recommend ‘All Crazy Random private screening’ to friends? Of course not, because it’s a one-off event and it’s a private screening – the clue is in the name of the event. They want to know what was good, or not so good, about the event because this will help them to improve events in the future. That sounds very positive doesn’t it?
Oh hang on a minute – there’s a little clause here. ‘Skiddle have no involvement in the organisation or running of the above event.’ So why ask me anything about it? Presumably so that if I did enjoy the event they would take the credit if I didn’t then it was nothing to do with them. Thanks.
My lack of knowledge of sport and sporting matters is almost legendary. Interestingly though this seems to exist not only in my waking hours but also at a subconscious level. My mind is so uncontrollably (and unprofitably) busy that I often wake feeling that I have not actually been asleep and resting but rather living a parallel life. These two factors came together last night when in my ‘other life’ I was being asked to play for a football team! However this team was not one of the usual 5 or 11 a side. This team had 8 players per side, a number which even I recognised as abnormal. My quizzical expression received this explanation. ‘It’s like a normal five-a-side team but with three extra wicketkeepers!’