Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cavalock and The Lockdown Hobby Rant

Well, this is pretty much all the hoarding we did over the last week. Five cans of SW tomatoes, well, cos cans of the rare Cirio Cherry Tomatoes (our usual brand) are nowhere to be found, online and offline. We didn't exactly hunkered down and we only bought our usual groceries. But it is kinda scary to see all them naked shelves in the supermarket.

We aren't in lockdown (yet) but we are coming close to one. Reports of how folks in the West aren't taking too kindly to lockdowns are somewhat hard to fathom. How they value their freedom to do whatever they want regardless of the consequences and how they think it's 'unconstitutional' to do be told what to do by their governments, it's all rather mind-boggling.

As a nerdy introvert gamer all my life, doing things on my own or finding my own amusement is something I'm very familiar with. And when I hear people saying they don't know what to do when they are forced to be at home is quite amusing. I'm not making this up when I say I know successful working adults who are moaning about the fact that they have no hobbies. Seriously, they are saying in this desolate voice, "oh, I just realised I have no hobbies besides work and watching Korean soap operas." Frankly, I'm surprised too. I go "What you mean, don't you like to read or something?" "What did you do in the last 20 or 30 years of your life that you actually enjoyed, besides working."

I suppose if you have kids, you might not have time for your own hobbies but some of these folks don't have kids, and they travel so I guess that's somewhat of a hobby but since you can't travel now. I imagine they are feeling lost and looking for some new ... er... purpose in life? I think a lot of people out there just know how to "work" and when it comes to hobbies, what comes to their mind are "watching sports/movies/TV, eating, travelling and maybe working out". I'm not saying it's wrong or bad, just a little sad to me. But I ain't judging (or am I?), some folks are perfectly fine with not having hobbies. It's them full-grown adult folks who are groaning bout how they ain't got no hobbies and somewhat regretting it now, that just sounds weird to me. Sometimes I just kinda bitch slap folks who ask me, "what am I going to do when I retire? I got no hobbies."

Meanwhile the Baker-at-Home is cooking up some lard in the kitchen. Hah! This is the first time she's doing this. All part of doing something you enjoy, you try something new, maybe you get to create something new and wonderful too.


imp said...

i have so many things to do at home! hahaha

you both take care loads and have fun at home too.

Cavalock said...

You too, Imp! Stay safe!

The Baker-at-Home's office is gonna deliver her double monitor screens for her to work from home soon. Yikes!