Weeknotes 93 - Free at the point of delivery
- I wasn’t feeling myself in the last couple of weeks and I was struggling to find a plausible psychological explanation for it. There were many potential ones, but none very convincing.
- I also happened to be experiencing some mild physical discomfort at the same time, and it eventually got annoying enough to justify a trip to a pharmacy for advice. Long story short, thanks to them I got a urine test at a hospital revealing a bladder infection. Based on my symptoms something might have been low-key going on for a while and I just didn’t quite notice.
- I imagined a hospital in the middle of a pandemic would be busier than normal, but in less than half an hour since my arrival I’d had my urine test done and was leaving with a box of free (at the point of delivery) antibiotics. Possibly the swiftest, most efficient walk-in clinic experience I’ve ever had. Gotta love the system when it works.
- At the hospital someone was kicking off, demanding treatment by yelling “I voted in every election”. I secretly found it very relatable, because I was also at a low point, feeling sorry for myself and desperate for someone to help me. Luckily that didn’t require an analysis of my electoral participation.
- Since it was Halloween I went trick or treating for the first time in my life. In Animal Crossing, of course. I stopped playing the game in the summer, partly because I burned out on trying to collect all the limited-edition items (why? what for?) and partly because I was playing other games, spending time with the guitar etc. I was worried that the island was going to be in a real state after such a long break, but it wasn’t too bad. I’m enjoying it again.