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
Month: June 2020
All in it together?
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