It's the end of 2021 and at this point it's honestly almost... funny.
Do we have COVID? Probably. Was Christmas cancelled? Mostly, yes.
In NSW we no longer say "Stay safe". We say with a solemn nod, "I hope you get COVID at a time that works with your calendar," to which our loved one replies, "you too". And then we go in to elbow bump but the other party doesn't understand so they shake our elbow with their hand and then we feel awkward so go to shake their hand but they try for a fist bump instead and f**k it why not just kiss on the cheek, here's some virus xxx.
Now that we're in the last week of December, all the influencers have COVID. Which makes us feel confused, as their job - generally speaking - is to make us want what they have. And now we're like is COVID... maybe... cool? Do you have a... discount code? Is your antigen test... #sponcon?
But we're skipping ahead.
Things no one says in 2021... post continues below.
In order to fully comprehend the sh*tshow the world currently finds itself in, we must reflect on the year that was.
Last year, we did a recap of 2020 with a headline that simply read: "That was so f**ked up". We ended it with the line, "Here's to the end of the worst year of our lives."
Buried within that sentence was a degree of hope.
We no longer have that hope. You see, it was simply just the worst year of our lives so far.
And then came 2021.
We begin in January. New Year, New Me some might say. But not former President Donald Trump. Even though he straight up loses the US election in December, that's not how he sees it. Going into 2020, he argues that none of the votes against him count (??) so in fact he got all the votes (???). He incites so much unrest about the election results that in the first week of 2021, a bunch of people storm the Capitol building and five people die.