Petri Tamminen: Now I take care of business

I CAREFULLY took care of the safety intervals as I had throughout my shopping trip. A senior man stood in front of me at the checkout. He was wearing a mask and disposable gloves, although the mask now hung around his neck. The man paid in cash. Just before grabbing the note, he quickly licked his index finger.

Or the gloved forefinger.

The gesture was quite instinctive. It seemed to me that the man didn’t even quote it.

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Well, so I had taken care of the safety gaps. I even held my breath every time I passed people up close. Until the front door came against a couple of acquaintances. With whom I stayed to talk. Very cheerful and profusely.

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And half a meter from each other.

Man is a very inconsistent being.

An INFECTIOUS DISEASE expert said that extremely few healthcare professionals have become infected while treating coronary heart disease patients. Professionals really know how to protect themselves.

– But then when they go to the coffee room, all the usual precautions are forgotten.

Sounds really believable. Coffee rooms are available for a break. “Business is done, otherwise it’s like Ellu’s chickens,” Koskelak said In an unknown soldier.

Or is the cruelty of the Corona era precisely in the fact that there are no more Ellun chickens at all?

Do we now have only those matter-of-fact tasks left?

SOME FINLANDS would like more clear protection regulations. Some, on the other hand, have wanted them less.

The disagreement must be related to the amount of control perceived.

My own sense of control is so scarce that all the regulations feel reassuring. So I need experts to tell me what needs to be done, and I want the government to announce these provisions.

BUT BECAUSE I am a very inconsistent being, I especially miss someone helping me follow the rules in practice as well.

In other words, I miss someone just like a lieutenant Koskela. Who has the ability to entice us to endure.

Or could everyone now have their own Koskela? Could I be my own Koskela?

Could I say to myself, touching calmly, that I’m not just doing what I have to do now. And that when you manage to run now, you can sometimes be like Ellu’s chickens again.

And that the playing games are nice and that they don’t get involved here either.

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