now we are bored

Yesterday’s list of vulnerable people* included 1.5 Million people. Whilst all of us follow our natural herd instinct and join all queues we see, just to be part of something, we should stop letting our desire to belong rule our heads.

Of course we are raised in a state of emotional dependance.

First in the womb, then growing up as a baby, toddler, child and so on, always depending on the family or people around us.

But now as adults, we need to stop that urge to join crowds just to belong to something.

Last week’s queue outside of Iceland wasn’t inviting. People shouted, shoved and pushed. I didn’t want to be part of it. I don’t desperately need anything right now.

Going shopping to entertain myself is really not what I want to spend my time with.

This is now the third time that I am getting into the hamster mode.

First we had the bad weather shopping-spree, then the Brexit, get prepared shopping spree and now we have the Corona Virus hoarding spree. The latter is of course by far the worst.

There is not one online food retailer still accepting orders from new customers.

My first two hoarding phases led to me having to throw out, the out-of-date tins I got from deliveries. My cupboard was invaded my micro-sized beetles, the last time I hoarded flour and dry goods in my kitchen cupboards. I threw the lot away and sprayed all my surfaces to get rid of the pests.

I certainly won’t hoard cooking oil as this will increase substantially my fire risk. Incidentally so does hoarding lots of papers of any sort.

Just snap out of it, relax and dont’ go shopping because you are bored. Play online games instead. There are Scrabble games, all types of gaming solutions sold by providers like Microsoft, Playstation and the like.

And if you really want to and can help join the groups of volunteers organised by local councils to help vulnerable neighbours.

*The latest in a string of initiatives from the government has seen letters sent out to the 1.5 million people in England considered to be most at risk, advising them not to leave their homes for at least 12 weeks from Monday.

Those being urged to stay at home include people who have received organ transplants, those severe with respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis and severe chronic bronchitis, and with some cancers such as those of the blood or bone marrow.

Blog Stats

  • 53,624 hits