Why does looking at oneself and thinking "wow, I look healthier than I've looked in a long time" open a portal allowing an invading army of bugs in. Go to bed feeling great and the next morning that healthy person is wracked with a sore throat, sinus headache and aching shoulders. I've struggled through the last few days barely getting home from work before falling into bed. I think it will be a while before I allow myself to again think that I look gloriously healthy!
Ever since the accident a few weeks ago things have been sort of messy on the trains while they continue to investigate what went wrong. Trains are being manually operated and going to the end of platforms before stopping and this means that if you had been used to standing in a certain spot to be in line with an opening door – your alignment is now off. I have adjusted by walking quite a distance along the platform but people are generally lazy and congregate in the easiest position no matter how crowded that spot gets.
Going home yesterday people kept squeezing into one car despite the driver making announcements as we came into a station for people to "spread out along the platform". After the doors continued having problems closing the operator said:
"Now, I know you all want to get into the car closest to the escalators and elevators but really, people, you are going to have to move. Life isn't what it used to be:"
And, indeed it is not. I was meant to be in Shanghai (China) with the manservant this week; doing some sightseeing while he conventioned; and watching that Total Eclipse. The trip was nixed by the state of the economy!