Being a model subject of Her Majesty QEII I have a varied selection of anti-fine apparatus. I have el cheapoid disposables right through to el stitched-by-my-tailor with replaceable filters, and now I have … the shemagh. I am currently watching lots of U-Bend videos about how best to wear the thing.
Remember the olden days (six months ago) when covering your face was virtually illegal because it confused Yonder Government’s facial-recognition systems? Now we’re all being ordered on pain of impoverishment and/or extreme social herd disapprobation to look like either escapees from some dodgy research laboratory or else like suicide bombers and/or proponents of some medieval “religion”. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme insanity.
You’ve got to giggle, even if only because the alternative plays havoc with your Texas Chainsaw Mascara and confuses the budgie.
There’s been surprisingly little boat traffic on the canal today. I think that perhaps the ominous-looking clouds may have kept folk in their fleapits. We’ve had a slack handful of what are euphemistically termed “historic” boats through – mostly cheerful, one with two world-class miseries on the stern.
Various hire boats are moving, but then they have to, having set themselves targets for the week or fortnight. Two “Canaltime” boats past thus far today, behaving like pillocks. Why is it that if you’re looking for a boat to behave anti-socially or idiotically then (IMHO) a Canaltime boat is your very best bet? It can only be the (lack of) pre-hire instruction.
Not that some of the private boats can’t match ’em on occasion.
Three or four “yogurt pots” past, including one with very nice vintage styling.
They’ve all been greeted from the Cardinal’s side hatch by me, testing out one of my methods of wearing a shemagh.
Two screams and a full genuflection have been the reactions so far.
There’s space on the “visitor” moorings near me yet. No idea why…
Ooh… here comes the rain. That ought to dampen proceedings, damn it.
It’s uncharacteristically unkind of me, I know, but I am beginning to embrace the (now) self-evident fact that most of the species looks vastly better with some sort of face-covering.
Concrete, perhaps, in a lot of cases.
Oh well, back it is then to watching U-Bend videos and trying some more variations on how to wear my shemagh.
Chin-chin, Ian H., &etc.