"You're right, Joan, it's good sense to follow the rules. The neo-fascists in this country are spreading the story that Covid comes from a lab and is designed to suppress people... They're getting crazier every day."
"O thanks, Stephen! The candles are hard to blow out, but I'll make a wish anyway. I never heard of the AU birthday app, but I enjoyed turning 67 very much.
You're also up early I see.
Ian, I see so many people labelled in a negative way by…"
"They make a spooky sound. Can't you put them into the background noise, Stephen? Then you only hear them if you need to. I did that with the many sirens of ambulances, fire department and police cars all racing through my street, I hardly hear…"
"Thank you, Patricia! That's a beautiful cake! Birthdays are very quiet here nowadays, as we're only allowed one visitor every 24 hours. But perhaps we can have a haircut next month, and necessary too - I got my 70s look back; the…"