I Told Him Not To Download The App
Things I wished I said. That would be 'I told him not to download the app'. So no, I didn't tell him but that was only because we never had the conversation.
Actually, I should start by saying 'hello', manners cost nothing now do they. Although if we're talking about ignorant drivers, then it would seem that the expense is way too much. Luckily we're not and to be honest, I let them get on with it.
My youngest downloaded the latest 'Covid track and trace' app, only to find that within twenty-four hours he had to go into 'self-isolation'. To say he was 'gutted' would be a huge under statement.
Once again, the irony of it all washes over me. We had seven in the house all through 'lock down' and we managed to come through unscathed. Now that one has moved out with their girlfriend and the other has gone back to university, we get knobbled.
Needless to say, we have had to set up some 'ground rules' once again. The bizarre thing is that the app back dated the contact by six days, no idea how that is possible unless it has access to contacts, possibly, maybe. I have no idea
According to the app, if he's showing no symptoms, then he only has to isolate for another eight days, as the contact was made six days ago (five days prior to downloading the app, work that one out)
I was going to use the 'Jaws' tagline of 'Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water' but elected instead for the current one. Shall we move on ?
I finally got round to treating myself to a proper 'to do list' book. I didn't really need one, though many would disagree with me on that point but I thought it would be useful. I'm not normally one for writing lists everyday, unless I have reached the point of overwhelm.
I'm not there yet but I have seen glimpses of it on the horizon, so I am getting prepared and by doing so, I might be able to thwart its efforts.
If you can read the spider scrawl, then you will note that you are at the top of the list and by the time I have finished writing, I will have ticked you off, not literally though, or at least I hope I haven't.
I heard some wonderful dialogue the other evening and hastily wrote it down before I was distracted and had to trawl back through the entire film to find it again, not that I have managed to watch an entire film in one sitting for a fair few years.
Sometimes quotes are transferable, meaning that they can apply to many different contexts and not just the original one. I think the following works quite well in our quest for online success.
'"If you wish to be the king of the jungle, it's not enough to act like a king. You must be the king. There can be no doubt. Because doubt causes chaos and one's own demise."
'Doubt causes chaos and one's own demise' That's a powerful line on its own, enough said.
As stated, it was one of Matthew McConaughey's lines during the Guy Ritchie film 'The Gentlemen'. I think I have managed fifteen minutes over the last four days but that's alright, I have enjoyed those minutes and that's where we get the trade off.
Fifteen minutes of high quality entertainment (obviously that's subjective) rather than an hour of something 'beige', if you get my drift. If you choose your 'R & R' wisely, you can optimise your time.
This also applies to our online endeavours and where we spend our time, a warning to use it wisely, as I have said before, its finite.
I'll leave you with a line from the late, great Jim Rohn, though I'm not sure they were his words or if he was quoting someone else. See what you think.
"Life is not just the passing of time. Life is a collection of experiences, their frequency and their intensity"
I'll leave it with you, have a fantastic weekend.