Melbourne Hotspot Tour today. 180km round trip — All 100% permitted within the restrictions.
Carrum, Werribee, Taylors Lakes, Mill Park, Carrum. Two of us didn’t go to Lilydale because that site was already inspected. Another bloke did though.
Dunno why I’m posting this … just to give Vic Govt the shits I suppose.
Bloody hell there’s a lot of building going on.
The roads between Werribee and Taylors Lakes where there were once just paddocks, is now like 15km straight of new development.
And road works everywhere of course.
Roads are not chockers but busy enough. Punters everywhere.
Regional shopping centres which, is what we were looking at, of course, they’re full of shoppers coming and going. Carparks were as full as they ever were and today discarded facemasks were blowing through carparks like tumbleweeds.
Deadly stuff.The thing is … if the COV thing is so contagious and deadly … why aren’t I dead yet?
What is apparent is that there isn’t really a lockdown at all; there are people like me travelling all over the joint. Legally. All the time.
What we have here is the most idiotic govt public policy that cannot possibly have the desired outcome of stopping the spread of a virus. All they’ve done is imagine up a scenario where curtailing some people’s trade or travel will magically slow ‘the virus’ down. But, at what cost? And, by the way, how could they possibly measure if it worked?
What they’ve done is imagine a lockdown, and market a lockdown, and legislate a lockdown … but it really isn’t a lockdown at all.
I literally haven’t stopped doing this for nearly 2 years of the ’emergency’.
All these bastards have done is cause damage. If you listen to their press conferences or the MSM, they continue to spew forth that the damage is unfortunate but necessary.
Traders have gone to the wall in the city … but in the burbs, they’re going on as normal. Though, there are plenty of exceptions out there. The Chicken Shop and Donut shops are fine, but gymnasiums are dead. How do you even find a travel agent these days?
Kids are locked up and going mental. I listened to a woman yesterday tell me about her daughter in year 4 of a 5year engineering degree who has decided she is pretty dumb for not getting HDs lately. She’s ready to quit.
Mums and dads without a valid reason to leave are locked up and going mental. How do you explain this to a 2 and 4-year-old?
Even middle-aged Crazy Old Nannas like Mrs Transform are going mental…she can’t visit kids, or go near the University … but she can shop as long as it is essential and within 5km.
It’s alright for me, I can just go to work like normal. In and out of buildings and sites.
Meetings here, meetings there. The only thing between us and certain death is a piece of blue fabric and an impassable 1.5m gap.
Up and down lifts … chatting with the concierge.
Drink some beers at the back of a truck at the end of the day with others just like me.
What? FFS. Pete and I just spent 8 hours working on the plant room side by side … we come out of the building and stop at the back of the truck for 1/2 an hour … that it’s become illegal to actually do so is just pure lunacy.
After that beer, I’ll drive for an hour before getting in the door to give the missus a peck on the cheek and pat on the arse.
Is that the moment infection happens and we all start to turn our toes up?
Or is it when I have to hold her and comfort and reassure her until all the tears stop?
Today coincidentally, the missus went to visit daughter #3 after something like 3 months of isolation.
She actually has a medical certificate that a normal, sensible caring doctor wrote last year. Yep, she made a special appointment out of despair. Fat lot of good that certificate would do if the polis stopped her en-route.
Multiply this insanity by a million in your head … can you see it yet? The stupidity?
All govt policy and emergency measures have achieved is across-the-board anguish and inconvenience. They’ve divided communities, families, and economies. It’s two-speed and it doesn’t work.
Yeah sure, this may all be a logical fallacy – an Argument from Incredulity.
The only thing that remains full-speed is the production of bureaucratic gibberish … and that’s a fact.