It’s been Day 6 of self-isolation for me. I’ve been surviving and looking for things to entertain myself, from downloading dating apps (more on it later) and signing up to free video streaming trials hoping that it would last the quarantine. Then I suddenly remembered… oh I have a blog, LOL. whoops. Sorry for neglecting.
I have heard the word ‘unprecedented’ like in every second sentence from all the press conferences that I have been watching over the week, it’s like the speech writers have ran out of vocal and really given up on explaining for the ministers, but I don’t blame them, it is UNPRECENDENTED. Honestly, what a time to be alive. It’s like your very favourite dystopian movie decided to pop out on screen to give you a real life experience, can we call it a 6D Cinematic experience of Contagion.
That being said, the lack of seriousness portrayed in the Australian community has frustrated (yet also unsurprised) me in the past few days. I do admit if circumstances were different and I did not experience what my family went through the last 9 months, I may have had the same mindset. But this is very real for me and my family, not only us but also, many others out there.
So during my self-entertainment adventures, I downloaded Hinge. There’s been a number of likes , many ghosts (both ways) and some banters/chats. Very innocent and very COVID19 related (because what else can you talk about right now lets be honest). If you really can’t come up with a conversation topic at this time in life, safe to say you ain’t ready for the whole online dating game.
There’s been a few I ghosted, especially those who were keen to meet up (at this time? really?). I mean you can blame me for wanting to get on this train at this time too, we can play chicken and egg but I admit was a bit unHinged, to be on Hinge myself, during a pandemic. What a story to tell my grandkids.
So this is how my last conversation on Hinge went, before I bid it goodbye and practice social distancing in the online space as well.
(I uploaded this on my ig story, not a lot of people knew what it was, and thought I just blew off someone I knew… fam I don’t do that. You should know me better if I was your Close Friend) However being unprecedented times, I may and start doing it to people I know.
Reasons for my reply (which didn’t need to be explained to a random), is that my family and I have fought and prayed so hard the last 9 months to keep my dad alive from his diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. He is a high risk. It is a respiratory disease. While the poor dude maybe would’ve understood if I explained, there are many others on high risk out there and it should go through your fat brain cells that, it is foolish to go out and bring a pandemic into your home, into your life. It’s not just our health, even if you’re healthy, the economy ain’t gonna be that healthy for you to live out your health if you don’t play a part.
Stay safe out there folks. I know many of you are looking for things to do, don’t get unhinged like me (a lot of unhinged people on Hinge). Please don’t meet. Be responsible.
Since I’m so free now, might progress to part 2 tomorrow. See how.