Yes, there’s been a pandemic, and it’s still going
by the way, and yes unemployment is surging, with
many Covid casualties and the lockdown creating
inertia and many anxieties and even a devious excuse
for some workplaces to downscale and milk bailouts
then force redundancies; several stores and businesses
have simply closed their doors – there’s a ghost-town
shadowing our town now. There are many ghost-towns
circling, getting ready to haunt.
But it’s Christmas soon – so put on a smile, buy more
things than you need, celebrate greed – get drunk with
your friends and family and put the cares of the days
away for a week or two.
This is the Kiwi way.