So that was that then. The last Charlie on earth straddled the rocket and with upward thrust headed into the ether. Everybody else went back into the traffic jams unless they had a sick note from Scotland or Wales.
The Americans do reverse dates. If this really was all about Global Government wanting to play the fantasy terrorist in a hatred of the general public, you first take the 1 and the 9. Next you turn them around just 'cos it's sunny and you feel like it. The truth of the meaning of Covid evolves so as to be "equals 1" in order to find your state authorised 9/11. Simples.
I didn't need to risk my eyes blowing on a mobile phone. I got two t-shirts on Amazon instead. The green one says "I've got symptoms". The red one says "I haven't got symptoms". I did it that way so that others become intrigued on whether they or I should stop or go.
Not that it matters. They are still picked up by the security cameras so it isn't as if you can completely get MI6 out of your trousers. Plus what will be the point of ever being within six feet of anyone again when the whole world has now been programmed to talk constantly about illness?
Except me. While others were stockpiling bog roll, I was focussing my attentions on buying thousands of sheets of sticky back plastic and fuzzy felt. Two weeks ago, I had acquired so much that I lost my main bedroom.
But my time alone has been very well spent. I do now know not only how to get my life's medical history written onto tiny pieces of them but information for the public on the precise composition of my morning stools. But so much for my personal newspaper beanie hat.
It was always going to be this way with the current generations. They never were able to handle the awe and potential inspired by Apollo 11 before they had undeserved relevance. Far too much jealousy. Their own version - bludgeoning, deflating, downcast - has eight more numbers and one less letter. Well, how very original.
But if you give a number to each of the letters on the basis of their position in the alphabet as in A =1, P =16, O=15 etc, I am sure you will find that Apollo adds up to 71 and Covid adds up to 51. Add 11 to the 71 and 19 to the 51 and Apollo wins 82-70.
It's a difference of 12 which just happens to be six feet times two, seven less than 19, two times MI6 and one more than 11. The same is true even when there isn't pseudonymised influenza.