Where Is Everybody This Week?

Who let the air out of the balloon? – THE SOCIAL CMO Blog

Is this what life in 2020 feels like?

I’ve been puzzled and unhappy over the deep dive taken by my readership numbers this week–right on the heels of getting a lot of problems on this site repaired. I was wondering: was it something that I said?

My editor, Susan, had a thought this morning–I think she might well have hit the target.

“I think there’s a kind of malaise hanging over the country,” she said. Well, yeah! After five months of lockdown, with great heaping dollops of bad nooze to go with it, and normal economic activity still crippled–if that doesn’t bring on a malaise, what does?

She’s right about a lot of things. Have you found yourself losing track of what day of the week it is? I have! Because our weekly routines have been disrupted. And sheesh, we just had the Democrat National Convention all week long, one whining schmendrick after another telling us what a schiffy rotten racist country we have and how much they hate it, blah-blah-blah.

Maybe the air has been let out of a lot of people’s balloons. Maybe they’ve lost interest in things like blogs. Maybe they don’t want to read any more nooze (and here I am, sort of writing more of it–duh!), they’ve had enough. It’s all bad, and we just want it to be over.

Do you put things off because one day feels so much like another–and next thing you know, you haven’t done what you should’ve done? Tired of know-it-all mayors and governors trying to micro-manage your life?

If we don’t have a national malaise, we certainly deserve one.

So, no, I’m not going to write about stupid Cal State Long Branch and its stupid new mascot, “Elbee the Non-binary Shark who uses plural pronouns” because words like “he” and “she” are the new curse words (https://www.thecollegefix.com/cal-state-long-beachs-new-mascot-a-non-binary-shark-who-uses-plural-pronouns/). You can read about it for yourself, if you’ve got a barf bag handy.

I need a cigar.

15 comments on “Where Is Everybody This Week?

  1. Yes, I think malaise pretty well describes it. Instead of being quieter for me, it is actually busier, or seems that way, probably because I have less and less energy to get things done. And, yes I have to keep consulting my calendar and menu notes, etc, and checking my bank account because mistakes are being made, and on it goes. In my case, your blog posts move around from primary to social to promotions and back again. Could be I am missing some.

    1. I guess you’ll just have to check the home page now and then to see if you’ve missed anything.
      I’ve almost given up expecting anything to work right.

  2. I am having a pretty good summer. Only one heatwave so far and in the 80’s this week. I have had to mow my lawns every week this summer everything is so green. And I have Tucker Carlson to watch each week night as he ridicules the barjesus out of the insane Lefties.

    1. It’s been in the 90s here in Texas and wouldn’t you know the AC had to go out. I clocked it at 97 degrees in my room. Luckily, I only had to endure only one night of that.

  3. If you watch too much news it will make you feel that way. I have to take periodic news breaks and I feel the difference when I do. My day to day life is pretty normal, so it’s easy to forget all the craziness that goes on in the world.

  4. Hi, Mr. Duigon! Thank you for thinking about me. I’ve been making a long trek to 🔔 🏔, and forgot to bring my 💻, but a messenger named Joshua came just now on his 🐎and delivered your message on his 💻. In another three days or so, I shall have reached the summit, save that I don’t fall off along the way and break my neck! 👍 😄

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