As someone who has never worked in the Public Sector it never fails to amaze me how unprepared they are for he little things. This applies to medical practices and councils, my medical practice told me that they could not order me a replacement 5 litre syringe disposal container because of CORVID-19, I asked if they recommended that I put them in the domestic bin, there was a quick change of mind. Our City Council announced at the start of the pandemic that all green bin collections would have to be suspended, this brought on the regretful but obvious fly tipping of garden waste onto green belt countryside parking areas by the brain dead. I have been attempting to make a bank withdrawal for a week, all I get is a recorded message informing me of the existence of CORVID-19, so it appears to be spreading into the Private Sector.
I am minded of a mate’s father, who was walking to his steel works night shift job on the night of the Sheffield Blitz in December 1940, he heard what he described as ‘bit of a rumpus’, so went the long way, arriving at work on time and unhurt, the 660 dead were not so fortunate. I doubt that this could happen today, please let me be wrong.