The C-19 and Stupidity Virus blog got precisely ZERO comments. That might be just fair judgment by the discerning few in my readership but there was at least ONE good point (describing Dumb, the patriot’s disease) and it was also backed up by a bit of history (Hardhat Riots). I figured one good observation was good for at least one good comment. I erred, optimist that I am.
It is also true that my hordes of readers have dropped in number these past few weeks. I have had over 200 on a good day but now I am getting only 75. That’s a 60+% drop in popularity. But, when that happened to Trump, he got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! That is hard to understand. Blogging is a tough business. Popularity is a tough business. Trump seems to be gaining popularity by being repugnant. It all seems so crazy to me.
And, given that I do NOT DO ANY BUSINESS on my blog, it becomes impossible to even make a buck anymore! Or keep my customers, anyway. I could go under! Well, OK, I never did make-a-buck and, in fact, lost $60.00 every year for the cost of the internet service provider so maybe I am part of the problem?
Mind you, along the same lines of this new reverse logic, I am always disappointed that I never win the Lotto and yet I never buy a ticket, either. Hmmmmm….a pattern may be emerging…….
Sal says I am also not eligible for CERB. “You don’t make any money so that means you can’t get any, ya see! If we made some money, then we could apply and get some more. It is simple when you think about it.”
It’s all a bit odd now, don’t you think? And I am having trouble learning the new ways of thinking. I was looking at a new Yamaha 50 outboard. It cost about $9400 in BC. But the Internet told me that the engine cost $8400 in Australia. I assumed that the $Aus dollar was worth more than ours – you know? Currency differences? But, no! Actually the $C dollar is 4 cents better than Aus so the math does not explain the almost $1000 dollar difference. It could simply be that we are Canadian and we pay more for everything and that is simply the way of things. Crazy.
In my worldview, most things are currently sideways or totally upside down. The only right-side up part is that I am far away (not far enough!!) and don’t have to deal with the increasing madness on a daily basis like I used to have to. Either the world is getting crazier or I am.
Could be both, I suppose.