We are shutting up shop yet again and honestly wondered what took them so long.Removing alcohol again which in my opinion shouldn't be on sale during the lock down period. The majority of people can barely afford to eat properly so removing a temptation is only right.
Day 108 sounds like a dear diary episode, but this is a crazy real scenario. I don't believe other countries have had this lock down like we have had for such a long period of time with no end in sight. Rumors are we will reach our peak periods in September so that is only two months away. We are at least over half way if that is how this is going to work.
I must admit I haven't paid much attention lately to the various announcements as many of us know that we are all going back into a stricter no movement period. The businesses that were allowed to open will be shut and the alcohol ban is just the first step.
The ones that can afford the new pricing from the black market will just pay much like all the smokers are still doing. Amazing to think everyone smoking right now is a criminal in the eyes of the law as they are buying boot legged cigarettes. No one would have nearly 4 months supply of fags and people haven't given up so smuggling is huge right now. It pays to be a criminal in South Africa currently as no one heeds the law or very few seem to anyway.
I have in my mind basically written off this year already business wise as I am one of the lucky few which actually have something real and it will be there at the end of whatever happens here next. The fists phase of the lock down destroys roughly 10 000 businesses and expect the next phase to do roughly the same if not more damage. This is not a joyous time but it is removing competitors so one has to look for positives in all the bleakness that exists.
Thursday will be another announcement and further restrictions will then follow repeating and back pedaling what was already undone only a few weeks ago. I will most likely be busy on the phone again for the next few days as one more deal for the month would be a nice way of signing off July. I have a new client to visit who is an essential business so it will allow me more freedom to travel around legally in another area of the region. These are not strange times but more precisely fucked up ones and keeping your sanity is fairly easy for me. I let very few things get me down and believe that is the only way to live.