We're still talking about rules.
Yes, I suppose I drive on the left because that's the rule - no, wait. There's another reason. Duh.
I get the idea that lockdowns "buy time" for scientists to work round the clock, etc., to find a vaccine, and I can work out why certain politicians - blah, blah, blah. I really need to snap out of this.
There was rain earlier. Now the sky's got that marbled look that suggests it could go either way. Fewer leaves on the big tree; they're fluttering in the wind. Cold day.
We're used to the virus now. We know what to do.
No, we don't need government inspectors turning up on Christmas Day to count the places laid at the table.
Mind you, New Year.
Dark-haired government inspector turning up just after midnight with a lump of coal in one hand and a bottle of, hmmm, Lagavulin in the other...
Maybe there is a role for government after all.