Pandemic Pondering #170

The Pandemic conundrum that is spitting. @theoldmortuary is opposite a pub, a normal sort of pub , regular clients, occasional live music which attracts non regulars and the passing trade of Church attenders for weddings, funerals and baptisms. A pub that causes no antisocial behaviour of note within the community. However some men attending the pub seem to think it is perfectly acceptable to spit either on the way in or on the way out . This was pretty dire before Covid-19 landed on our shores but now it just seems like the purpetrators of the spit somehow don’t grasp the increased significance of their vulgarity.

I’ve Googled ,so you don’t have to, Deep Throat Saliva still shows traces of active virus after 20 days in laboratory conditions. Obviously our local tarmac is somewhat more rugged than a laboratory but then to be fair some of the Saliva we get deposited locally comes from way further than deep throat. It wouldn’t surprise me to find portions of lung outside the pub or on the approaching pavements. Others chaps hawking echoes around their sinuses as they search for mucous and slime to deposit rancidly in the local landscape.

Rural Cornwall does not suffer in quite the same way as places with bigger concentrations of population or indeed China and other parts of Asia. But surely we should have Zero Tolerance to this filthy habit particularly during the Pandemic.

Rant over…

Illustrations from the archive of droplets of a nicer sort.

2 thoughts on “Pandemic Pondering #170

  1. paulinepoyntz

    Hello Julia ( have I remembered you name correctly? ) we met on the GA course in Spitalfields last Nov. (Pauline). I both envy and admire your blogging and the accompanying photography. Do you ever get to know how many people are regular readers? I never found the necessary discipline myself, but I wouldn’t have missed that course for anything and it still sustains what I sadly, have to admit , seems to be a diminishing creativity within. Well that is how it seems at the moment. Enough of that – it was the photo of floating ‘Soap Bubbles ‘that attracted me to want to read the blog. I laughed out loud when I read it, tho’ I am not sure if you intended to elicit that response ( I suspect you did). Hope you have enough yellow paint to mark out double yellow lines for “NO SPITTING” Ciao Pauline x

    Sent from my iPad



    1. Pauline, I so hope we can meet again. Thanks for your kind words regarding this blog, in truth I don’t know how many people see it . 110 people recieve it by email. More see it via Facebook and Instagram. I also share it it on a Blog sharing app. Bloglovin . I am amazed when I meet people who read it and enjoy it and yet never interact with it. So I don’t know that they are regular readers. The necessary discipline is accidental. You may remember that The Gentle Author suggested we set ourselves a target . Mentally I set myself a daily target, perhaps for a month or so. Very soon after our course we were offered an advanced course so as that was only two months away I decided to blog daily until that point. Then Covid hit and the advanced course was cancelled/postponed. I saw no reason to stop daily blogging. The advanced course will not now happen until 2021 so I will have been daily blogging for over a year.
      I so wanted about your village childhood , I really hope the fire of your creativity is sparked soon. The course was truly one of the most inspirational I have ever attended.
      Have a gorgeous Sunday xx Juliet


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