Proof that the virus has officially become the catch-all excuse for every possible problem arrived today, with the news that Met Éireann has blamed incoming bad weather on “Covid-19”.
For some time now, anything that is late or early or faulty or unwelcome, has been blamed on the virus.
“Waiter, this soup is cold?”
“Terribly sorry sir, Covid-19”
“Can you please stop staring at my tits?”
“Terribly sorry Miss, Covid-19”.
However experts believe Met Éireann’s latest usage surpasses even that of the guy at work who hasn’t washed for weeks but when asked about the smell, just says “Covid-19” and farts. And then says “Covid-19” again.
A spokesman for the Consumer Association said “If Little Britain was being made today, they’d have to change the catchphrase ‘Computer says no’ to ‘Computer says Covid-19’.”
On this basis, he added, it can only be a matter of time before the HSE starts blaming the two-hour wait to get through to their woefully understaffed Covid-19 vaccination helpline on, “Covid-19”.