In Boomer Bands: The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town April 23, 2020 commenter James Neil writes:
I’m 81. I smoke, drink, dodder after wild women.
Had a headache and sinus pain the last three days. OMG, could it be Winnie the flu? But of course, -or it could be a seasonal cold, -or common flu, -or payback for a well spent youth.
Thing is, whatever it is, it ain’t America’s or the world’s problem and I’m truly amazed the effort our “betters” put into trying to make it appear so. Actually it ain’t really a problem for me either. When your young you learn pain is nature’s way of telling you that you otta slow down or stop doing something. When you get to be my age pain is nature’s way of telling you, hot dang, you’re still alive! -grin-
Come on youngsters, re-start the world, if I stay on or get off is of little consequence in the great scheme of things.
As I’ve been saying since the start of this silliness, thank you world, frankly I’m quite flattered.
However I say again, I do feel it’s a bit much that you put the majority of folks out of work, close schools, restrict travel, transport of goods, sell out all the rolls of toilet paper in the nation, cancel public discourse, shut gyms, restaurants, bars, churches, etc., all just to protect little old me!
& again I say again, and again, I am, of course, quite flattered, but you shouldn’t have.
Seriously, very seriously, quite seriously, most extremely seriously, you shouldn’t have!
If we insist on huddling in place, if we give up living to keep from dying, it most surely will, all come tumbling down.