Daughter #3 and her boyfriend found themselves legitimately in his parent’s holiday house at the start of LuckDan 6.0(b) and so, they stayed there. Now, boyfriend’s online biz needs supplies, and he finds he has to travel back into Babylon to get them. Is he legitimately allowed to do this? Who knows?
So, he does, he does the potentially illegal run into town. Prepared lies, excuses, reasons, printed FAQs from DHHS … he goes for it.
The daughter now works for the enemy, the Princes of Babylon.
She’s been stranded without jocks up the Mornington Peninsula for weeks and needs some case files and some clothes for her first proper court application which, will be done via Zoom. So anyway, after a phone call with my daughter, the missus interrupts my safe space (which is stirring trouble at The Cat) … omg, omg, what should she do?
My earnest response was, “Lie … just lie like everybody else does … a nugget of truth and an extra layer deep”
Daughter: I work for (not actually saying) and need files from the office for court.
Polis: What are doing up the Peninsula in the first place?
Daughter: We were there when LuckDan started, and we are still there … exactly as directed
Simples … right?
Except, that the Legals are now bullshitting each other and stretching the truth.
Cops, overstepping their mandate.
Young lawyers crafting cover stories.
You know what though, this is now normal.
Went to the dentist today and when the missus booked us in last week, the receptionist made a pretence of making absolutely sure that the dentistry was essential!!
The missus lied of course, or kind of exaggerated, and the appointments for check-ups got made after reception checked with her boss who knows how it works. Hmm, sounds essential he said … 12 months? … omg, even sounds urgent.
My own work is essential too. It makes no difference what I’m actually doing, the ‘essential’ card wins the day. It wouldn’t matter if it was midnight on a Sunday and my self-written Stasi-Work-Pass which doesn’t include a start/stop/rostered hours entry. The truth is I work in essential services.
Matrix: Yeah, jacking pumps on level 40 have stopped working.
Matrix: The fire alarm has gone off and won’t reset.
Matrix: The Widget went wonky and now the Flocculator is fouled
Whatever … I could just as easily be going to Macca’s cos I have the munchies as I could be shopping for seedlings at Bunnings…not that I’ve ever done that of course 🙂
It’s all lies. Except for the newly legitimated intrusion into everybody’s lives for the slightest pretence.
Polis: Where’s your ID … skanky liar?
Well, turns out I’m a better liar than you are a cop … or is this transaction also part of the game as well?
Welcome to Soviet ‘Straya where we started lying to them at exactly the same time that they started lying to us.