Monday, 11 December 2017
The fearsome snow that caused panic in all media and led to vocal attacks on gritter lorry men might be coming to an end. As always the terror lasted a day or two and by tomorrow most snow will have evaporated, all will be forgotten by Friday.
Certainly it snowed again today, again this caused closed schools and shopping centres. I informed the facebook lot that the local Freeport was open and when I got there desperate to see one specific shop found that today's snowfall, which had ceased by the time I arrived, had led to the closure of Freeport! I was miffed! This meant a trudge around the shops I trudged around on Saturday and there was nothing I wished for there. This town has all the basics but nothing fancy apart from what the museum sells, and as I was buying for someone at the museum I could not use that. Knackered and disappointed am I.
Tomorrow we will freeze, it will be minus 2 tonight, much colder up north, and I must trudge through sludge again tomorrow for the museum. If the boiler fails we will be in big trouble.
It is becomng common these days for people, mostly women, to fill the media with pictures of themselves, 'selfies,' showing off their scars and boasting how this will not affect their 'confidence.' (Why are women and footballers the only ones with problems of 'confidence?') Why are these women shoving their sickness down our throats? Why are these self publicists allowed house room? Local and national papers appear full of people suffering a sickness, leg break, scar or whatever and demanding we pay them attention, why?
I sent many years in the NHS and have been treated several times as a patient and found no-one then interested in running to the media nor did I wish to do so myself. Why then are these folks so often filling the pages? Are their medical problems news? Give it a rest folks.