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Re: Be Kind
Posted by: Andrew Dow
Date: 19/03/2020 10:19
Dear All,
I am a one sport person in the main; I find it hard to genuinely engage with the sport whose season has just started when my energies remain focused on the “incumbent”. Hence why I tend not to engage much here during the rugby season, and similarly cannot wholeheartedly engage with rugby, until, to quote Beefy, our survival in Division II of the CC is assured once again.
However, we live in interesting times.

Today, I may well commence the 4 DVD set of our 2016 tussle with Yorkshire as a way of passing the time. – Could do worse.

On Sunday, I went to the Half Moon, Putney, to see Hank Wangford, the doyen of British alt – country. Hank was a hospital registrar in a former life. He told us that his one aim during his final Friday tour of the Proctology ward was to get people laughing, even those sitting on rubber rings. He said that he noticed the change in mood when he came back in on Monday, and with that in mind, had debated with the band if the show should proceed. They all said “Hell, yeah.....”, and so there we were.

In similar fashion, and, in case of interest, may I recommend this week’s issue of Private Eye, for a surprising reason, in addition to the unre(f)usable offer on the front cover.

A contributor on the travails of the NHS and general delivery of our healthcare goes under the soubriquet of “M.D.”, and normally doesn’t pull his punches.

However, this week, his column is further up the magazine and I hope you will not mind my quoting his final paragraph directly:

“Laughter is the best medicine – unless of course, you have (moderated reference to a disease), in which case it’s penicillin. There are no effective drugs yet for Covid – 19, and the best ways to boost your immune system are not the nonsense new age supplements doing the rounds (there’s a $200 magic yoghurt pill you can .............insert), but laughter and ***. (moderated ref to a social activity).

The second drug my GP surgery ran out of (after paracetemol) was V**gr*. The best (moderated exercise suggestion) for reduced transmission and improved lung function is the (moderated) . Just don’t go past your Mum’s house.

Enjoy your isolation. Look out for others. Try not to fall down the stairs. Don’t get caught in a bog roll scrum (it’s the ideal breeding ground for viruses). And remember, it’s the simple pleasures, not the big scares, that give purpose and meaning to life.

Coronavirus may yet to teach us to behave in a kinder gentler, less consumptive way”

Right, it’s going to be Sidebottom from the Pavillion end.

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