With just 17 days left in the year, 2020 is giving us quite the send-off.
I’m hoping it’s a good omen that we are leaving all the bad energy behind.
That’s why I didn’t get mad when Eskom announced another loadshedding weekend, a day after government made the Covid-19 second wave official.
It’s like we were heading into a real-life horror movie; the plot being an entire nation navigating the pitch dark, while trying to avoid an invisible bogeyman in the air.
That bogeyman has forced almost all of our most beloved events to be cancelled or postponed, with threats of more to come.
While the booze giants are hoping government won’t ban alcohol sales again, the tobacco industry is feeling untouchable.
Last week, they were vindicated by the Western Cape High Court, which ruled that the lockdown entjie bans were both unnecessary and unconstitutional.
But I like that the court stated that government was under a lot of pressure to make the right decision quickly and without knowing much about the pandemic at the time. So it did not force government to pay the opposing legal fees, as would usually be the case.
So even if there is another lockdown on the cards, smokers and possibly drinkers can relax.
Another lost court case by government last week means that the matric class of 2020 can also relax, knowing that tomorrow is their very last exam paper.
They will not be forced to rewrite their Maths Paper Two tomorrow, or their Physics Paper Two on Thursday, as was planned by the education department, after the papers were leaked.
I just hope that they don’t attend sneaky celebrations.
The current spike in infection numbers is mostly among 15- to 19-year-olds, which is obviously the result of Covid-fatigue among our restless laaities.
This is where we as parents must step in. The more of these we have, the longer this second wave is going to last.
And I don’t know about you, but I am tired of Coronavirus ruling my life. I want a do-over in 2021.
So can you please just force your youngsters to stay home and to wear their masks? Please, man!