Close those damn bars!

29 Mar, 2020 - 00:03 0 Views
Close those damn bars!

The Sunday Mail

LIFE has never been this dull!

In fact, the past days have been very painful to say the least.

Our fears are slowly becoming real.

We are gradually moving towards total lockdown. Good Lord!

How will we survive the coming days, weeks or even months?

The lockdown is causing a lot of discomfort to some of us who are used to the relentless pursuit of pleasure and sensual self-indulgence.

Can this coronavirus, aka Covid-19, please disappear as fast as it appeared!

Painful as it is, we have self-quarantined.

We are glad to report though that we are slowly adapting to life at home.

The few days have helped us figure out some skillset that we never thought we had.

It seems we can be good babysitters, chefs and so on.

Some nocturnal folks have now evolved into daytime creatures. Incredible!

They say when life throws you lemons, try making the best lemonade, and that is exactly what we are doing.

We did not know that whisky actually tastes good in the comfort of your garden-chair while taking in the sunset.

Ok, let us not keep on bothering you with the new home “discoveries”.

Going forward, we are very much disturbed by the behaviour of some reckless joint owners.

Fellow guzzlers, coronavirus is real and kills.

Thus, it is baffling that some joints are still blissfully carrying on with business as usual.

Do they want us to perish?

Government, through the relevant authorities, should take stern measures on these inconsiderate bar or club proprietors.

Their licences have to be revoked while their owners deserve to be pilloried in the public square.

Drinking holes have the potential to become the major breeding ground for the novel coronavirus.

We cannot disagree with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who recently told his kinsmen in a national address that “drunkards sit close to one another, they speak with saliva coming out of their mouth; they are a danger to themselves.”

It would have been funny, if it were not true.

Besides, consumption of liquor affects the immune system, making one vulnerable to Covid-19.

But, above all, liquor lifts a person’s inhibitions, which makes it difficult to exercise social distancing and personal hygiene required to limit the spread of the virus from person to person.

But we would like to give kudos to Eclipse Club security for their vigilance in fighting Covid-19

Before officially shutting down the place a fortnight ago, there was an interesting scuffle that captured our attention.

Apparently, there was a stubborn reveller at the joint who, after having one too many, refused to sanitise his hands.

He tried to force his way in, but it was not to be.

Suffice to say the bouncers dealt with him in the best way they knew how.

Hmmmm! That was serious stuff.

However, although the bouncer was obsessing about the hand sanitiser, the club was teeming with carefree patrons. How ironic.

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