It’s all right – I saw it on the telly

June 17, 2020Coronavirus

The friendly clutch of my forearm took me by surprise.  After three months of stringent social distancing, even the pre-lockdown elbow bump seems a distant memory.  And now I found myself looking down at the genial grandma who had grabbed my arm in B&Q. “It’s all right” she said, referring to me telling my children … Read More

All in it together?

June 4, 2020Coronavirus

Slogans are deceptive.  They manipulate us into thinking something is obvious when it is not.  Take the phrase “we’re all in this together.” Assumption: we are facing the same problem so will act together to solve it.  For a while the slogan seemed to work, but only while people were scared they might catch coronavirus … Read More