Friday, April 03, 2020

Bunfight at the O.K. Corral

After a truly epic bunfight in congress last night, which lasted until five in the morning, representatives have approved a decree guaranteeing basic services, Internet included, for three months, ‘or whatever it takes’.

This I think should be taken as the surest sign yet that the fundamental restrictions in place right now are unlikely to be loosened any time soon. 

This morning the parque central in Antigua was sealed off like a crime scene and is being guarded by local military reserves. 

There were minor grumblings in our household earlier, occasioned by the fact that I have already paid our water bills through to the end of 2020. 

However, given that we don’t sit within that class of citizens likely to be seriously inconvenienced by the economic contraction, now is not the time, I believe and would like to append as a piece of advice to others in a similar situation, to partake of available freeloading opportunities. 

1 comment:

norm said...

Here in the US, the plan is yo cut just about everyone a check, even those whose income stream is not blocked. I'll take the check, but that money would be better served going to the people who are out of funds through no fault of their own.